Deep Fried Kindness

There is something about Kindness that touches me deeply. I type this with one hand and eating a piece of deep-fried goodness. It’s called bannock. I love bannock, in a variety of forms, but today it’s not what has filled me up. It’s kindness. Two heads appeared at the back door during dinner rush tonight with…

Cinnamon Torte, a Stacking Sport

I learned about Torte the other day. A loose definition from the internet:  a rich, round, flat, sweet cake, often with cream and fruit; usually multilayered, often made with very little flour and ground nuts or breadcrumbs, egg yolks, sugar and stiffly beaten whipping cream. All that I know now. Before Friday, all I knew was…

Soup of The Day: Cream of Beautiful Broccoli

My life revolves around food. There is no way around it. I think not in weekly schedules following Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday but in cycles of Pasta-Ribs-Chicken-Steak. Conversation is difficult to bring to things outside of the kitchen, and the most exciting thing in my day just might be icing the carrot cake! So forgive me, folks, for the first…

Be Good to Your Cooks

I walked into the staff lunch room to silence. Most of the day this would be normal, but at this point in time there were about 15 guides, waitresses, and others wedged in around the brown wooden tables, hunched over plates and hiding behind the assorted stacks of napkins, juice jugs, condiments and clean mugs…

Soup & Stories

“I don’t believe it’s a small world. I say ‘Big world, Purposeful God!” -Our Friend Al. It was almost exactly a year ago I was eating soup at my Aunt’s kitchen table. It was a sunny afternoon, and I was living with them in my hometown, eating vegetarian, looking for a job and enjoying having…

Snapshots of RockRidge

As most of you know, camp is a big part of my family’s life. Like, really big. So rather than talk your ear off about the different aspects of camp and the camping industry, what it’s like to growing up at such a place, some of the trials or bonuses of being involved in such…