Mark Hinds

Mountain Berry Crisp

Mountain Berry Crisp brings strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries together to create a scrumptious dessert that shows off fresh summer berries. 

Sandstone arch at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Rising hundreds of feet above Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers visitors a chance to see towering arches carved from sandstone, waterfalls, and lighthouses. 

Grilled mushrooms are a great addition to summer meals

What makes this grilled mushrooms recipe so delicious is how the lemon juice adds a hint of acid, brightening up the mushrooms, and how the olive oil helps the fresh rosemary and thyme stick to the mushrooms as they're grilled.

Cheesy polenta with asiago and parmesan cheese is a rustic Italian dish

Cheesy polenta with asiago and parmesan cheese is a rustic Italian dish that is versatile enough to work as a quick side dish or take center stage in Italian feast.

The white bread test is a great way to see how your grill really works

Using the white bread test is an easy way to see how your grill really works and is a great way to learn how to grill better food.  

Refrigerator Pickles with Fennel and Dill

Sweet, fresh dill and crunchy fennel come together to create delicious refrigerator pickles full of summer flavors.

Aperol Negroni

An Aperol Negroni is a light, refreshing take on a classic negroni that uses Aperol, instead of Campari, to add bright summer flavors and a luscious orange color.

Cook the sauce until it thickens up

Bourbon and brown sugar create a scrumptious sauce that is a perfect addition to ice cream, cookies, cakes, crisps or just about anything you want to add sweet caramelly goodness too.

Grilled Garlic Bread with Cheese

This grilled garlic bread recipe uses basil and mozzarella to create a cheesy garlic bread filled with scrumptious summer flavors. 

Everyday tomato sauce

This versatile tomato sauce recipe takes around 30 minutes to make and is a great starting place for pizza and pasta dishes.

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Stories

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. 

Recipes

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.  

Drinks

Food

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.