Mark Hinds

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.



Geese flying in formation
Daniel Swenson-Klatt | October 14, 2016

The V formation itself is a thing of beauty.  I understand that on long journeys one person cannot be expected to carry the full weight and responsibility.  When it is shared, the burden is lighter, the investment is deeper, and there is a benefit to having a range of experience to draw upon. 


Highlights from Umami's 2016
Mark Hinds | January 5, 2017

Here’s a quick rundown of the most delicious food we ate and interesting places we went during this past year.  



Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie
Mark Hinds | January 14, 2017

Strawberry raspberry smoothies are a great way to start the morning.  This healthy breakfast recipe uses strawberries, raspberries, and greek yogurt to create a thick, delicious smoothie packed with great stuff to get you going.