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Beaverkill Valley Inn: Trout tales

I seek warmth and kindness. Emotional security for me emerges from distant places where the sound of moving water fills quiet corners and quiet kitchen voices encourage just one more bite. This old soul experiences clarity in vintage buildings on back roads, thinking about who has visited in the past and how soft lighting [...]

2018-05-23T00:56:27+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Colin's Journal|

Spey Casting for Steelhead from the Lost Coast to Netarts

Northwest Tour: Up Route 101 Finding the time to cruise Highway 101 from San Francisco to Portland is step one. It’s better to give yourself a week or 2 if your free spirit takes over. Honestly, a month might be the right amount of time if you want to do [...]

2018-04-29T12:30:16+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Colin's Journal, River Tour Episodes, River Tours|

Fly Fishing in Yellowstone National Park on National Public Lands Day

A testament to what makes public lands so important and why they need to be protected for use by all. Chef Colin Ambrose explores these famous trout waters with Chris Simonds and Colton Schofield from Henry's Fork Anglers, swinging big flies for browns, rainbows, and cutthroat.

2018-02-01T17:12:43+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Colin's Journal|

Jackson Hole to Mesa Falls, and 20 Minutes on Henry’s Fork River

In May of 1978 I found a flyer posted on a bulletin board at my Alma Mater Utah State University. With a dismal Freshman year behind me, I was looking for a job and I saw an offer on the flyer to plant trees in the Wyoming Hoback Mountain Range. [...]

2017-12-12T21:50:44+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Colin's Journal|

Breaking The Ice on Moriches Bay…in The Summer

My daughter proves all of us possess an interest in fishing. Lyman, my oldest child sent me a text on Friday: “Will you take me fishing?” I almost fell off my chair! This young woman, now 24, who is very much her mother’s daughter, caught me completely off guard. She’s [...]

2017-12-12T21:53:17+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Colin's Journal|

Long Island Clam Supper: Bucatini & Littlenecks

Feeding the family is fundamental. Nothing brings me more joy than planning a meal for the people that I love. Being the father of three girls, fishing hasn’t been the thing we automatically turn to when everyone’s in town. Cooking together, on the other hand, is a daily routine. We generally start the conversation [...]

2017-12-12T21:55:36+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Colin's Journal, Recipes|

Schreiner’s Restaurant in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Driving to Wisconsin’s North Woods is a decade’s old adventure for me and inspired so many of my interests as well as my professional life today. Way ahead of packing up the family station wagon, as a child I’d daydream about everything from catching frogs and bluegill to picking blueberries in the woods with [...]

2017-12-12T21:57:16+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Colin's Journal|

Mid Summer Garden Vegetable Escabeche

The garden at Estia’s Little Kitchen is in full production: carrots, flat beans, green beans, jalapeño peppers and cilantro all in abundance. Here’s how to whip up a great, edible gift to bring to all the house parties that happen this time of year. These refrigerator pickles are also perfect to serve at home [...]

2017-12-12T21:58:35+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Colin's Journal, Recipes|