Cold Sunday morning hike near Montezuma on the Chihuahua Trail, Colorado.
I didn’t hike too far really – mostly took photos of the moose there until my finger were too frozen to press the shutter 🙂
Some cooking from last week…
Upping my game a notch (date night) – The original recipe is from Food & Wine under “Striped Bass Crudo with Popcorn Crema and Shishito Vinaigrette”.
I found some Wahoo fish instead and thought I’d spice things up (literally) by swapping the Shishito pepper with Serrano…
Also made some Lentil Purée with Cilantro (Bon Appétit mag) and Flatbread and a nice Salted Caramel / Chocolate tart for desert.
The wine pairing was Maipe Torrontes from Mendoza, Argentina. Pretty happy about my selection on that note.
Note: The food was the highlight of the evening really 😉
Also, more Cannelés. This time I added some raisins & rum.
Baking a lot of Cannelés these days. Trying to perfect this specialty from Bordeaux, France.
Bought both copper and aluminum molds and used melted beeswax instead of butter to coat the molds.
So far my recipe looks like this but I’m modifying it at every try.
Next step? Buy more molds 🙂
1L Milk 300g Flour 400g Confectioner Sugar 100g Sugar (mixed with the milk) 100g Butter (browned and filtered gives 80g really) 80g Rum 8g Vanilla Extract (for about 20 Cannelés)
Chocolate Cake with Coffee Meringue
(Dark Chocolate Ganache + Salted Milk Chocolate Glaze)
This group of +14000ft mountains required a little bit more work than usual. After driving for seven hours we took the train (narrow gauge) for a little while until a drop off at Needleton. Then we hiked…
These mountains (mostly Sunlight & Windom) are more technical and have more exposure than your regular 14er but are so much fun 🙂
There was a fox near North Eolus playing / fighting with a marmot. The marmot ended up scaring the hell out of that fox 🙂
I also have quite a few shots of a mountain goat at the very summit of Mount Eolus.
Overall a great & long weekend of backpacking / climbing to bring my total number of 14ers to 54. Four to go…
Since I was in the neighborhood after climbing El Diente Peak and Mt Wilson I thought I’d try Mt Sneffels…
August has been crazy busy. Trying to finish all the Colorado 14ers I have left.
So far this summer; Wilson Peak, North Maroon Bell, El Diente Peak, Wilson Mountain, Mt Sneffels, N Eolus, Eolus Mountain, Sunlight Peak and Windom Mountain.
I’ve climbed / hiked 54 Colorado 14ers out of 58. Getting there…