{Chicken Stock is Ridiculously Simple}

For years and years, simmering a big pot of homemade stock has been one of my favorite “warm up the kitchen and make it smell good all day” go-to’s, and there really isn’t anything better than fresh stock in a nice fall soup to really ring that comfort food bell (in addition to potatoes and…

{Campsite Pasta Salad}

We’re preparing to spend the long weekend camping with friends near the Snake River here in Idaho, and the final count will be four adults, one teenager, one adolescent, one preschooler, and one tiny tiny.   Meals need to be easy and quick.  We all bring our own kitchens, but make-ahead meals are key when…

Afternoon reading

A selection of recent favorites from Discover’s poetry archives (and beyond). via “To Plant Words, Not Seeds”: Four Poems for National/Global Poetry Month — Discover



NORTH AMERICAN, historical

(as provided by the federal Homestead Act of 1862) an area of public land in the West (usually 160 acres) granted to any US citizen willing to settle on and farm the land for at least five years.