Mark Hinds

All decked out with a little whip cream

Apple crisp has long been one of my family's traditional fall desserts. This Apple Crisp recipe is a delicious way to use fresh apples in the fall.

Delicious gelato in cup

This gelato recipe is for cinnamon lovers with deep, creamy, rich cinnamon in every bite.

Shrimp with lemon

A great way to get tender shrimp cocktail that tastes great is to slow poach the shrimp.

Steak getting started

There is nothing like steak grilled over an open fire.  This simple rub highlights the flavors from a real wood fire. 

Mmmmm Whiskey Sour

This whisky sour recipe uses a fresh tasting sour mix and egg whites to produce a frothy, refreshing drink.

Teacher eats lunch with students

If you're looking for stories on how to make ash cakes, the right way to skin a possum, or how to celebrate rivers overflowing with pacific salmon you should take a read through Mark Kurlansky’s The Food of a Younger Land.

Kayaking at the Channel Islands

On a recent trip to Santa Barbara I was coming back from kayaking around the Channel Islands thinking about this site, why I was trying to start this up, and what I want it to be about.  

Nothing like making sun tea in the snow

It was a long bitterly cold winter in Minnesota this past year, the kind of winter that makes you think about how you can’t wait for global warming to get here.  Up in the frozen North, we all have our own ways of dealing with winters like this, for me it’s making sure I spend as much time as possible outside.