Category Archives: Chuckwagon

The Bird, the Whole Bird, and Nothing but the Bird

You may be surprised to know that despite my schmoopy missives about how much I love our birds, we do actually raise some for meat.  (Is it weird that I love them almost as much roasted as I love them … Continue reading

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Fat Ponies on a Green Background, Apple Cake, and Hours

Fat Ponies on a Green Background We’ve been working on getting our place greened up.  It’s been a long process of replacing our pump and 400 feet of pipe from the aquifer to the surface.  My dad drilled the well … Continue reading

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Holy Smokes These Things are Awesome!

I have two events which seem unrelated, yet have come together in perfect serendipity.   Event 1: the ripening of the grapes.  We have veils of black monukkas on our vines.   Event 2: a vintner’s dinner ride we’re doing … Continue reading

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Plum Apple Chutney

I could’ve named this post “how I further promote the decomposition process happening in my fridge and make it palatable”.  Chutney is my way of dealing with the drunk, mushy fruit in the bottom of my fridge, sort of like soup … Continue reading

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Watermelon and Avocado Salad

My mother made this and oh my gosh, you can eat it like salsa or eat it as a salad.   Enjoy!

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Recipe: Israeli Stuffed Peppers

On Pandora: Big Head Todd and the Monsters station. I don’t know about you, but I love some background music when I’m cooking.  And wine.  Wine is good too. These stuffed peppers are my idea of comfort food.  We had … Continue reading

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New Offering — Family BBQ and Wagon Ride!

We now offer Family BBQ and Wagon Rides!  These are on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights and are fun for the whole family. We take you on our horse-drawn wagon to a picnic spot among the vineyards where you and … Continue reading

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The Possibilities are Endless

I truly believe (and have experienced) that you can manifest what you want. I don’t know exactly how it works, because I have never manifested a winning lottery ticket. But, there have been things that fall into my lap in … Continue reading

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Spinach, Orange, and Avocado Salad

I first learned this recipe as a whitewater raft guide on the Salmon River in Idaho.  Every guest loved it and I’ve made it for our wagon ride dinner guests, who’ve also enjoyed it.  It’s a wonderful, cool salad that … Continue reading

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Garlic Gadgets, Smadgets

I [heart] gadgets.  And yet, every time I try some new-fangled widget that is supposed to make my life easy, I end up spending more time a) assembling it, b) cleaning it, or c) cussing that it’s not working.  Often, … Continue reading

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