Chinese Lantern Festival in Spokane, WA

If you haven’t seen the Chinese Lantern Festival in Spokane yet I recommend it… Make sure you get to see the show they put on a couple times a day… They balance stuff & contort & have the best face changing… One display was all tiny vials of colored liquid that were all wired together to […]

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Deer in Hope, Idaho

It’s great when wild animals allow you to get so close to them sometimes… They must know that I’m carrying a camera & not a gun ;)  

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Fishing Trip to Horseshoe Lake

The company I work for took us on a fly fishing trip to Horseshoe Lake, Washington… We had the entire lake to ourselves… The fog in the morning was beautiful & the lake was glass most of the day… Made for some cool photographs.

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Nuthatch singing away with some chickadees.

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Small chickadee hanging around singing a song for me.

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Whitetail Deer in Velvet

Nice little forked whitetail deer in velvet up past Hope, Idaho. It was pretty small… Maybe this year’s early offspring. The larger one was pretty good sized but it was too hot and he was bedded down for the day.  

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Whitetail Skimmer Dragonfly

Very cool dragonfly… I love the glimmer on the wings… I’ve only seen a few… They must be pretty common but only over ponds and slack water… It looks pretty awesome when it flies… The stripes are really visible. Whitetail Skimmer – (Libellula lydia)

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Hot Salsa

September 12, 2012 by brandon mauth Canning 0 Comments

This one is pretty hot so only try this one if you can handle some heat… Recipe: -8lbs roma or other tomato – skinned and choped -8 serrano chillies – skin on & seeds included -3 jalapeños – skin on & seeds included -3 Tbs crushed red pepper flakes (CRPF) -3 Tbs minced garlic -1 […]

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Yellow pear tomato preserves

September 11, 2012 by brandon mauth Canning 0 Comments

This is a great dipping sauce for chicken nuggets and maybe meatbals or smokies… Most people online use it on toast also. Recipe: 6 cups yellow pear tomatoes 3 jalapeños seeded and choped 4 cups sugar 3/4 cup water 3-5 leaves of basil 3 Tbs lemon juice • Bring water and sugar up to around […]

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Breakfast Burrito

August 20, 2012 by brandon mauth Cooking 0 Comments

Great easy thing to do out camping is burritos… My buddy pre-made everything… Scrambled Eggs… Bacon… Sausage… veggies… He wrapped the eggs and bacon in separate paper towels to keep them looking nice and then in ziplock bags… We had these backpacking and we just put what we want on a tortilla and wrapped it […]

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Trick for blanching tomatoes

August 12, 2012 by brandon mauth Canning 0 Comments

It’s not really blanching I guess… More like scalding… I’ve been making salsa and getting the skins off tomatoes is not the funnest part… I read a trick online somewhere and it’s been really helpful… When you core the tomatoes just cut an X in the bottom skin… Just shallow with a serrated knife… If […]

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Rhubarb Sauce

Rhubarb sauce is kinda like apple sauce but tart… You love it or hate it! Here’s what I did: 15 cups rhubarb cut up small… I used red and green… I don’t mind it tart. 3.5-4.5 cups sugar… I used 4 cups… Again I like it tart. 2.5 cups water 1tsp cinnamon step 1: boil […]

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