Month: September 2017

French Bread

French bread is made out of such simple ingredients but once combined in such a way it creates such a beautiful, tasty, comforting masterpiece.  Since the process is the most important part of making French Bread, here are a number of pictures that show this process. When mixing up the dough, mix until it comes …

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Chicken Gumbo

This recipe is a 100% original backpacking recipe developed by Grant and Nicky. It all started when we made a Chicken Gumbo at home and thought, this would taste great out on the trail on a chilly fall evening after a long day of hiking. And boy were we right! After a quick internet search …

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Itasca State Park

Minnesota State Parks Guide

As you may have guessed, we really love hiking and camping 🙂 We like being able to plan out our weekend trips ahead of time – especially when it comes to weekend trips to State Parks in our great state of Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website provides a wealth of information regarding all 78 …

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Drying Food Table

  Fruits Vegetables Legumes (Dry beans) Pretreatments Drying Methods Other Resources Fruits Fruit Preparation of Fresh Fruit Appearance of Dried Fruit Drying Time Fresh and Dried Amounts   Apples Peel (optional), core, slice Leathery 6-8 hrs 1 lb (3) = 3/4 c Apricots Peel (optional), pit, slice, anti-oxidant dip Leathery 12-18 hrs 1 lb (12) = 2/3 c Bananas Peel, …

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