July 26, 2017

Our Wisconsin Magazine

Wildcat Mountain photo on page 29 is Barb Harris' first published photo in a magazine.

Our Wisconsin Magazine Website 

 Page 51 has my Unique Cafe in Boscobel story with photos.

Release





Book

Still debating on a third book.  I have the title and am almost finished with it.  It is called Adrift.  Not sure on cover art or graphics.




My other two books were fun to write.  I love talking about the outdoors.  I saved all the proceeds and went on a very nice vacation with my wife. 

Thought about a photo only book but did some research and they are hard to sell due to the cost of colors photos. 

Not sure if going to finish this last book.  It seems too final. 

My two books on amazon are below.


The Stream of Time 

Brigadoon Creek 

July 25, 2017

Jeremy and Joshua Hoff's Excellent Adventure



Len,
Thank you for the stream recommendation, Len! I love the layout of this stream. Fished it from 3pm until 6:30pm.  My brother threw panther 9s and I threw 6s. We scored a brookie/brown/bow trifecta.

 

Nice pools and undercut banks. Put roughly 60 to hand, including a 19" brown, two 17 1/2" browns, and a 22" brooder bow. Also one decent brookie.  Another twenty or so fish were in that 14"-16" range. 

I had a 20 incher get up out of water twice and get off at the net.  How common are a 20" inch fish in this waterway? 
 
I was thinking of heading towards the mouth of this branch the next time.  If you are up for some fishing next week or the week after, please let me know! Take care, and as always, thank you for all your help with stream reports!

PS:  I need to buy a bigger net. 
Josh 




brookies





Journey




July 24, 2017

Cold Clean Water






Driftless








Pork Roast

10 pound pork loin
14 ounces button mushrooms
3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
2 large yellow onions
4 teaspoons caraway seeds
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
package baby carrots
will roll fatty part over soon and put more caraway and brown and add some fresh asparagus 10 minutes before finished.

Served with spaetzel and a pork sauce.

I Have A Nice Article On Orvis Blog




http://www.orvis.com/news/fly-fishing/story-photos-learning-love-driftless-area/


 

July 20, 2017

Might Need An Ark Soon

3.5 inches is lowest rain gauge measure in the area and 6 inches is the most.

Last 24 hours.

July 14, 2017

Crock Pot Bean And Ham Soup

Soaked navy beans for 12 hours drained and rinsed

Added water
One large yellow onion diced
heaping tablespoon chopped garlic
lots black pepper
three pounds double cured ham.

Is on low.

Will be eaten tomorrow.

July 13, 2017

Time And Space

It was late June 1983.  I was on vacation for a month.  My vacation was in Italy.  We were in southern Italy.  I decided a pit stop at the base in Brindisi was in order.  I went on base to stock up on necessities at the Post Exchange.  I left with a variety of food and six cases of Budweiser.

I had never been so far south in Italy before.  I heard there was a ferry I could take to Greece and I decided I had to see it.  It might be my only chance in life.

We took the ferry and drove inland a little ways.  I was starving so we stopped at a small cafe in a rural village.

I decided while in Greece I should eat what the Greek people would typically eat.

I remember the plate coming to my outdoor table.  I didn't know what I ordered.  I read the menu and it was all Greek to me.  I asked the waitress to bring me what was typical for the area.

Have you eaten a dish that sparks a memory from 30 plus years ago?


 Tzatzik with diced cucumber, Garlic Bread, Roma Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella Cheese in  vinegar/olive oil with chopped garlic.

 I was 27 years old and eating alfresco in a small village on the coast of southern Greece.

The only thing missing from my lunch today are some pepperoncinnis with an Ouzo chaser and you would have my plate from 1983.  I time traveled to Greece today.  The meal was definitely memorable.

We drove back to the ferry and headed back to Italy.

Time travel is possible.