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Pudgie Pies – A Campfire Delicacy

Rome Industries Pie Iron - Square & Round: I had carefully reviewed different brands of pie irons, and settled on this brand because it is the one used/recommended by the Wisconsin pie iron chefs who wrote the Pudgie Pie Revolution cookbook(s).  And, we could not be happier! We have used this iron a few times … Continue reading Pudgie Pies – A Campfire Delicacy

Memorial Day Weekend: The Return to Base Camp

After prepping base camp the previous weekend it seemed as if we had twice as much packed in the back of the Tahoe including the newest addition to our arsenal at base camp, pie irons from Rome Industries (one round & one square). We also ordered the Pudgie Revolution Cookbook, which is loaded with creative … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend: The Return to Base Camp

Yakima SweetRoll

Recently, we reviewed our Perception Cove 14.5 Tandem Kayak. So while we had decided upon which kayak we wanted, the next challenge was to determine how to transport it. The kayak weighs about 71 pounds and needs to rest atop our Chevy Tahoe. I am 5’11”, Stella is 5’1”, and the kayak is 14.5 feet … Continue reading Yakima SweetRoll

Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Spring

Mark All My Words

by Mark Miles

I’ve been fascinated with plants since I was a child. From my earliest memories, I can recall exploring in the woods, traipsing through undergrowth, building forts with sticks and twigs, admiring wildflowers, and feeling a profound sense of peace and tranquility in the presence of plants. They’ve always been a part of my life to one degree or another, and as I’ve gotten older I’ve come to appreciate their role not only in my own life but in human society in general.

One aspect of my appreciation has increased recently, and that is the health benefits of plants. I’ve discussed in a prior article (which you can read here) how I’ve dealt with prediabetes, obesity, and progressive cognitive decline after a period of poor diet in my twenties. Recently I’ve been beset with health issues relating to nascent food allergies, circulatory inflammation, and perforation of the…

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