With our youngest son’s severe food allergies, I am always searching for new ideas and was recently inspired by The Allergy-Free Pantry: Make Your Own Staples, Snacks, and More Without Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy or Nuts, and found myself cooking non-stop. Not only did the little one enjoy it all, so did everyone else. […]
When in 2006 we developed the FBC Cozy, I didn’t realize it would become as popular as it did. It was a crazy, fun time back then. But with 3 children, who require a lot of my time, I found it hard to find time to sew like I had before the two youngest were […]
A well stocked ‘hiker’s pantry’ makes the job of meal planning a lot easier, but is also a smart idea for at home use as well. Store your mixes in glass mason jars, and most will stay fresh for up to a year (and often longer), although if a mix contains nuts (which one below […]
You are a hiker who likes the finer things in life, even if it means packing in wine in your backpack. You want fresh foods. You are there for the views, the company, the fresh air. Yes, it might only have been a 3 mile hike in, but your classical music is playing softly, your […]
While couscous can be a “love it or hate it” ingredient, it is perfect for backpacking meals. It is nearly instant, precooked and can be prepped with just cold water if you prefer. Being that it is simply a small pasta, it is important to “dress it” up – often those with a negative view […]
While out this week I saw something that caught my eye. It is a new line called “Simply Cocoa”, touting the new line of natural drink mixes. It is better than most sold in the instant cocoa aisle but you still have the limitation of not being able to control what kind of cocoa, sugar […]
Two new recipes added to TrailCooking recently – S’mores Granola Bars: Pasta Primavera: Enjoy!