Thursday afternoon we packed and were on the road to Frandy Park Campground for a weekend of fun at Kernville Kampout. Kernville Campout is an annual motorcycle ride hosted by Biltwell at the Kern River. It’s a weekend dedicated to riding motorcycles with your friends and having fun.
Summertime campouts: dusty boots and collecting branches for a cackling fire that usually is maintained until about 2am when everyone has had too many beers and too much whisky to care. We curl up in Mexican blankets on the sand and roast sausages with the hum of Credence Clearwater Revival or The Scorpions in the background.
Homemade pizza night was always one of my favorites growing up. The house smelled like fresh bread from making the dough in the bread machine. There’d be flour all over the kitchen counters while we rolled out the dough into perfect crusts and loaded them up with sauce, different kinds of cheese, meats, and veggies. It was always a great opportunity to spend time with our family and friends (and absolutely tasted better than ordering 2 medium pizzas for $10 down the street). You won’t be disappointed throwing these pizzas in the oven, but we like to use the BBQ every chance we get!
“On Sunday September 30th 2018, over 120,000 distinguished gentlefolk in over 650 cities worldwide will don their cravats, tustle their ties, press their tweed, and sit astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and men’s mental health.” The annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is just three days away. There’s still time to register!
Pork belly burnt ends are delicious. We love making these on the Treager Renegade Elite on a lazy Sunday to enjoy before our main course. Burnt ends are typically made from brisket, but we really enjoy this new trend using pork belly instead of Brisket for our burnt ends. They are very succulent, rich, and have great flavor by the end of the cook. These are a great appetizer or snack, but work well in main courses as well. We enjoy pork belly burnt ends over a bed of cilantro rice with a poblano corn salad, guacamole, fresh pico de gallo, and some veggies. Make sure to enjoy with a spicy margarita!
Every year, a dear friend gives us buckets of homegrown apples from her apple trees. She has too many to know what to do with any sends me home with grocery bags filled to the brim with little, crisp apples. We love this recipe because the whole house smells of warm apples and cinnamon by the time you’re finished. [Read more…] about Homemade Apple Cider
Mornings I love most : warm bath water, white towels, french press coffee, and nectarines. The bathroom drawers always seem to be filled with bath products for this reason. Here’s an inside look at our favorite Lush products.
Date shakes. Counting Joshua Trees. Wind blown hair. Some ’80s song plays on the radio. We drive for hours with the windows down. We’ve put 128 miles on the odometer. The roads carve their way through boulder passes and expansive areas of cracked earth and sand. We collect memories in roadside diners and watch the heat dance on the asphalt. The allure of the desert is something that’s never faded for me. The dusty skylines and endless miles of quiet terrain that seem to come alive at night bring me peace.
It’s raining here. It’s been several months and the oils rise from the pavement, creating iridescent swirls of color on top of water puddles. I sat in the living room with the windows open, listening to the audible pitter pat, pitter pat of large drops on the deck. I’m craving chinese food.
The art of simple, roadside cooking is an underestimated skill. For those of you that enjoy traversing the wilderness, this talent will come in handy when you’re dying for a hearty meal after a long day, but you’re surrounded by wilderness.