Local author’s debut novel centers a strong female role model, respect for nature

It took Stella Raasch five-and-a-half years and 12 drafts to tell her story, but her debut novel, “18th Winter,” is finally published. “18th Winter” is a young adult fantasy novel that tells the story of Collette and the curse placed on her family’s tribe, the Cyokiana. The novel follows Collette as she tries to navigate… … Continue reading Local author’s debut novel centers a strong female role model, respect for nature

18th Winter by Stella J Raasch

My wife, Stella, has spent the last 5+ years pouring her heart and soul into her book project, 18th Winter, and I am proud to announce that the book is officially available via Kindle and Paperback on Amazon. Get your copies before Christmas, as the legend of the Cyokiana unfolds on Christmas Eve! The link … Continue reading 18th Winter by Stella J Raasch

Lodge Camp Dutch Oven

During the summer of 2017, we had talked about getting a dutch oven but it had never happened. Our 2018 summer started off with two Rome Industries pudgie pie irons, and we have cooked some really good pies with them (please see our review about these). And again, the subject of a dutch oven came … Continue reading Lodge Camp Dutch Oven

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