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I love the four seasons, I swear. Five months of Winter is a bit much though. It’s dark for too long. Three months would be better. I am glad I learned how to ski, the adrenaline keeps the Winter blues away. Do you ski? If so, where do you like to go.

We like Sundance, Alta and Brighton. They are so different from each other. Sundance is beautiful with mountain-y, cabin-y vibes and is small. It’s also outside of Utah Valley so it’s pretty much a locals hangout. Alta is steeper so there are only a few choices for beginners. The cafeterias and restaurants are on the mountain though which is super neat to ski right up to your lunch and then continue skiing down the mountain. The views are amazing too. Brighton is probably the best for different abilities. It has easy blues as well as difficult ones.

The first chapter reeled me in. The descriptive details of the coyote surveying the seven year old put me there in the scene. I could smell her breath. I won’t be the spoiler. Pinky promise. You’ll have to read the book. I will tell you though, I am enjoying this book. Enjoy! Let me know if you read it. Have you read anything else by Johnny Worthen? Whatcha think?

I’ve been on many trips where I was fed some amazing food. Trying to swap recipes while in the outback is a bit tricky. It’s easier to hand them my blog card and tell them to search ‘backpacking’ in the search box on my website when they get to a computer.

O.K., I have made it, now what? Then a quick trip down the rabbit hole yields many trips to my bookshelf and Wikipedia. Then a meal appears. Sometimes amazing and sometimes not. The amazing ones make it to the blog, especially if a newer cook can do it. Those are my jam.

Franklin’s book I read cover-to-cover. I am just now diving in to Adam’s cookbook. They both explain their philosophies on long and slow BBQ and have a few recipes to get you started. The knowledge part is much more valuable. Their wisdom will save you loads of money and much embarrassment as you try to share our BBQ lode with friends. Who knew that brown sugar in your dry rub or fruit juice can burn and leave your bark bitter? I do now and it’s true. I took the brown sugar out of my rub but kept using the fruit juice. It still tasted good but could be better. Next time, I am going to use apple cider vinegar instead. Stay tuned.

I keep my food encyclopedias in one spot so that I don’t need to hunt for them. I use them often, like when I want to know how to cook polenta, I grab The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Become a Great Cook .

One of my favorite adventures as a food blogger is exploring foreign foods, which means trips to foreign markets, which means exploring the World in my own town. At least that is what it feels like to me. The pic above is from European Tastees, a small but mighty market in South Salt Lake City that especially caters to Eastern European and Russian ex-pats.

When I am in an Asian market in my area, I am actually in an exotic locale somewhere in Southeast Asia as a tourist trying out new foods and flavors. I might as well be, everybody around me is speaking another language and the sights and smell are new to me. Go out, explore, I dare you.

David’s mom really is young. She keeps her neighbors cows watered when they are away and herds wayward sheep. She speed walks with her younger friend, that might be 20 years younger, I can’t quite remember. She mows her own grass. She serves others cheerfully. She seems to have more energy than I do. I find her quite amazing. I hope to be like her when I grow up.

In the midst of new blooms and baby birds nesting – the annual signs of new beginnings – it’s hard to believe another school shooting took place last week. Eight children and two teachers will not be coming home. Funerals are being planned and birthday parties are being cancelled. A Pakistani teen, here as a youth ambassador in an attempt to bridge two cultures, will be returned to her parents so they can plan her funeral back home. As a mother of a soon-to-be teacher, the school shootings have taken on another level of fear. What kind of training will she receive? What will the Texas legislature plan and implement to protect our children and teachers? Will it be enough? Probably not. School shootings have been going on in this country since 1764. One thing we can do as parents is to be proactive and keep vigilant when it comes to bullying. Stay informed on what to do when a child you know is being bullied. Know the signs of cyberbullying and discuss with your children. Who knows how many deaths could have been prevented if somebody stood up for someone being bullied.