Friday, October 23, 2015

Wild River State Park

Wild River State Park                                   
Oct 23 -25

34 electrical sites
35 miles of hiking trails

Wild River State Park is located 13 miles north of Taylors Falls along the St Croix River. There are 35 miles of hiking trails at this park for many hours of enjoyment at different levels of abilities.  
As you can see this is our favorite park because of all it's trails.   

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Spiced Pumpkin Soup using Ghost Pumpkin

Spiced Pumpkin Soup 
using Ghost Pumpkin


  • 2 1/2 lbs pumpkin, cleaned and cut in chunks
  • 2 tablespoons butter 
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 1 large chopped apple
  • 2 garlic minced cloves
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 liter chicken stock or 1 liter vegetable stock
  • lemon juice 


  1. Melt the butter in the pan, fry the onion and garlic for 2 minutes, add the curry, cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper.
  2. Add the pumpkin and apple to mixture, then add the stock.
  3. Bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer for 40 to 50 minutes.
  4. Let the soup cool and blend with a hand held emulsifiers blender.
  5. Add the lemon juice and check the seasoning.