Showing posts from November, 2014

Artist Point

This weekend we headed out to Baker to enjoy a much easier "intro to backcountry" than last weekend's escapades (aka more low angle skinning, less steep hiking with skis on our back). The way out to Artist Point was fairly crowded, but the views were INCREDIBLE and there was still lots of powder on the way down.

Turkey Soup

With so much leftover turkey, Cary's been cooking up a storm of turkey related dishes. This turkey soup with homemade noodles was especially tasty given the recent chilly weather we've been having here (there was even tiny bits of snow/frost on the ground downtown this weekend!)


Turkey Soup
(from various things we have in the fridge)

2 cups chicken stock
Egg noodles

Chop veggies and let simmer in water/stock mix (enough to totally cover veggies). Cook for 1 hour (until veggies are tender). Add turkey, cook another 30 minutes. Add noodles, cook 5 minutes. Salt, pepper, and parsley to taste.

Happy Thanksgiving

Cary and I hosted our own Thanksgiving for the first time ever this year. Our place is currently under a bit of construction (building wide maintenance work) so luckily it was a small/causal shindig, but that didn't stop Cary from making all the usual fixings and a 14 lb turkey. For 4 people. We had SOOOO much food :)


Maple Leaf Cocktail
(adapted from Las Vegas and Drink Dogma)

1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. maple syrup
2 oz. bourbon

Combine in a cocktail shaker partially filled with ice. Shake vigorously.


Kim Tepe's Turkey
(family recipe)

14 lb. turkey
2 sticks butter
1 lemon
1/2 large onion
4 stalks celery
1 package fresh poultry herbs
1 bunch fresh parsley
4 cups chicken stock

Rinse and prep--tie up legs, etc. Rub with melted butter, salt and pepper inside the cavity and all over the outside. Stuff lemon wedges, onion wedges, celery stalks (leaves work too) and sprigs of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme inside the cavity. Put it on a rack in the roasting pa…

Heliotrope Ridge

First successful tour of the year this weekend (as in, there was snow and skiing happened) at Heliotrope. It was a bit more intense than I imagined... a lot more hiking and a lot less magically gliding uphill on skins, but definitely worth it for the views and the 15 minutes of powder bliss on the way down.


I was going to write something inspiring about fall time and french toast, but then I read this article from Jaden and Willow Smith, and now all I've got is, Cary makes awesome delicious foods. Because french toast. Because living.

Backcountry Ice Skating

Today I went for a ladies hike up to Snow Lake (reeeeeally trying to soak up the sunshine this weekend with outdoor time if you couldn't tell). Things started off a bit more leisurely, but quickly evolved into some serious bushwhacking, off-trail exploring, and eventually ice skating (minus the actual skates). It was fabulous.