Pollo Con Achiote De Rancho recipe


A cruising friend (Steve on Salish Dragon) posted his signature dish and it looked fabulous. He included a Youtube video of a Michoacán grandma preparing the dish. Since it was in Spanish I decided to translate and try the dish myself. Let’s just say you should totally try this dish. Pollo Con Achiote De Rancho recipe 1 Whole chicken cut…

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Project to help with night vision flying


Like many others I was extremely bummed to learn that Aveo stopped manufacturing their overhead light that had both white and red lights built-in. After unsuccessfully searching for surplus or used lights I gave up and settled on the EyeBeam Mini with white light only. I loved the touch sensitive On/Off and Intensity selection but needed a way to make…

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A bit of hiking, a bit of bouldering, and a bit of running


Anna wanted to get in a workout and with limited options around town in Las Vegas we headed for Calico Basin. While there were lots of cars and climbers around we found that once off the main trail it was pretty quiet. We had a nice time taking in the beautiful rock formations and watching rock climbers making us question…

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Heritage Turkey for Thanksgiving


Our friends Bruce and Kate have a two hundred acre farm where they raise some Frank Reese lineage heritage turkeys. When Bruce asked if I was interesting in helping process thirty birds I gave him an enthusiastic yes. I was expecting to be processing outdoors and dress appropriately but was thrilled to see that all work would be in his…

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Trailblazing through deep snow


A sunny Sunday made it seem ideal for some snowshoeing up Soda Ditch trail and onto Grouse trail. It started pretty well packed but progressively turned into breaking trail. We had a nice hike with lots of great valley views after struggling up the steep sections along the way.

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Trying my hand at fabricating carbon fiber parts


I’ve watched plenty of Mike Patey’s videos showing the fabrication of carbon fiber parts but watching and doing are very different things. I knew this would be a learning project and I definitely developed some new skills. Next time I will be much fast with better quality. That said, I am very happy with the results and improvements I have…

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First snowstorm meant time for a hike


Huh, maybe not the safest idea but I was bound and determined to squeeze in a hike in the middle of a snow storm. What is the worst that could happen? I packed up some safety gear, food, water, and off I went with Moki up Buff pass. On the trail it looked like a few people had been out…

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Fall Plane Maintenance


An oil change was due making it a good time to tackle a few projects on N241VP. First up was the oil change, I was one of the lucky few who had stockpiled oil filters (filters have become scarce during the past year). I’m down to my last one but it should get me through until the reusable Challenger oil…

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