Cooking for Guys

Nettle Soup

Nettle Soup

Stinging Nettles are a nutritious early season foraged food which can be found throughout the United States. Gloves and garden nippers and a little care make it possible to harvest them without getting stung. Drying or boiling the plant neutralizes the stingers,...

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Foggy Meadow

Foggy Meadow

Foggy Meadow This layered drink reminds me of dense fog blanketing the field behind our house. The club soda calms the anise flavored Pastis, allowing it to play nicely with the rich caramel and vanilla of the Shanky's Whip. I think you will enjoy this. Ingredients ...

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Mushroom Stuffed Burger

Mushroom Stuffed Burger

I had some fresh chanterelles, a half a pound of ground beef and some grated cheese left over from last night's dinner. It was lunch time, I was hungry. A stuffed burger seemed like the obvious solution.     Ingredients   ½# ground beef 1-2 medium...

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K.P.

K.P.

Nothing beats a meal cooked over an open fire and eaten outdoors, but how do you deal with clean-up? Dirty dishes and scraps of food are sure to attract pests if not attended to. Rinsing your cook ware in the creek will leave an unsightly mess on the stream bed and...

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Rusty Brogue

Rusty Brogue

            I recently discovered Shanky’s Whip. A dark, sweet liqueur, somewhat analogous to Drambuie, Shanky’s Whip is a  mixture of Irish whiskey, vanilla, caramel, and other ingredients.           I have been mixing equal parts of Tullamore Dew and Shanky’s...

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Mountain Man Breakfast

Mountain Man Breakfast

Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast   The Mountain Man Breakfast is a popular Dutch oven recipe which has been around in one form or another for years. If you need to feed a hearty breakfast to a crowd, this is good one. I used a variation from Gary House I found on...

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Dutch Oven Rhubarb Cobbler

Dutch Oven Rhubarb Cobbler

Dutch Oven Rhubarb Cobbler   Spring hasn’t officially arrived until the rhubarb is up. One morning a few leaves poke through the frost covered mulch; by the end of the week, giant rosettes of primordial leaves on bright red stalks cover that corner of the garden....

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Tequila Eggs

Tequila Eggs

  Tequila Eggs Like Scotch Eggs but I used chorizo mixed with cilantro, dried tomatoes, diced green chilis, and diced jalapenos for the sausage and crushed tortilla chips and roasted chilis for the crust. 7 eggs (Reserve 1 egg for wash.Hard boil 6 eggs; pat dry...

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Lemon Chicken Soup

Lemon Chicken Soup

  Lemon Chicken Soup Lemon Chicken Soup This variation of chicken soup relies upon lemon and a stick of cinammon to give Grandma's old standby a Middle Eastern twist. 3 pounds boneless, skinned chicken tits 4 cups chicken broth 1 cup +/- water1 onion - I...

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Optimus Crux Backpacking Stove

Optimus Crux Backpacking Stove

I have had this little stove for a number of years and it is still my go-to on those rare occasions when I choose to backpack in. The stove itself weighs 3 ounces and folds up to fit in the palm of my hand. It uses isobutane-propane for fuel. The stove stores in a...

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