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Blackberry Compound Butter – river side steak by chef Donicio Gomez

On our fishing trip on the Logan River chef and avid angler Donicio Gomez introduced these two recipes to our riverside lunch. He seasoned our steak with this great spice mix before searing the meat and lathered his delicious compound butter over the top once steaks were cooked. To prepare the compound butter start [...]

2019-01-02T18:32:35+00:00December 31st, 2018|Recipes|

Logan River, 35 years after Utah State University

Nothing beats a Logan canyon sunrise. Comfortable images out of the past provide soothing reminders that most good things in life remain constant. In this case it’s an early dawn pink that creeps up above the first river that I fell in love with. In short time that pink hue [...]

2018-12-19T19:35:10+00:00December 18th, 2018|Colin's Journal, River Tour Episodes|

Salt Lake City Swing: Breakfasts of this river tour through the Intermountain West

9/23 - 9/29/2018 Logan, Utah Ketchum, Idaho Victor, Idaho This journal entry is focused on the breakfasts of this trip. Breakfast Tour : Exploring Huevos Rancheros and their variations On Donicio Gomez’s recommendation I had breakfast at Angie’s Restaurant, in Logan, Utah early on Monday morning. This was the first stop on my [...]

2018-10-17T15:04:56+00:00October 9th, 2018|River Tours|

Returning to Black Smith Fork: Hyrum, Utah

When daydreams save the day and the mundane becomes tolerable, my mind drifts to the Black Smith Fork, a small river that runs into the Cache Valley out of a world famous Elk refuge known as the Hardware ranch. Most of its riverbed is bordered by private land. Lucky for me a talented chef [...]

2018-10-01T20:55:07+00:00October 1st, 2018|River Tours|

Northwoods culinary tour: Detroit to Dunbar—conquistador skillets & pasties

The end of August 2018 called for sophomore drop off in Granville, Ohio. My wife Jessica handled the Denison dorm room setup with Whittier, our youngest daughter. I drove Nala our 8 year old yellow lab from Sag Harbor to Detroit while Jess flew up to the motor city from Columbus and the [...]

2018-09-06T13:04:14+00:00September 5th, 2018|Colin's Journal|

Dundee Hills to Maupin – Chasing Red Side Trout with Winemaker Jesse Lange

Deschutes bound - that’s all I could really think about as we headed west to Maupin following an hour in the Dundee Hills with Jesse Lange. The Lange family vineyard sits on top of a hill. After driving through a collection of smaller vineyard sites, we reached the end of [...]

2018-06-04T19:45:13+00:00June 1st, 2018|River Tour Episodes, River Tours|