Campfire Quinoa

☆ July 21, 2011


Great minds, and all that! OK, this is how I’m going to post for a while. If you need or prefer plain text, head over to Paper Route Designs – my sister will be transcribing the text on her site. Just click the “Honey Rock Dawn” tab on her navigation bar. (And give her a day or two after each post to have the text ready. And visit her Etsy Shop – her paper cuts are incredible!)


36 Responses to “Campfire Quinoa”

  1. Donna
    July 21st, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    Love it! I miss hand written notes, my spelling has gone in the tank since spellcheck.

  2. shreve
    July 21st, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    ok, the tab isn’t up on my sis’s site right yet but will be by this afternoon!

  3. Erynn
    July 21st, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    Thumbs up to the new method of posting – it’s more personal.

  4. Pat D.
    July 21st, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    You have nice handwriting!

  5. Dana
    July 21st, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    I love it! It is fun and interesting and probably quicker cause all you have to do is snap a picture and upload it.

  6. Kathy
    July 21st, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    This works.

  7. Erin
    July 21st, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    Love the ingenuity! And your handwriting. ^_^

  8. Eileen
    July 21st, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    Love this-It’s almost like getting a real letter in the mail.

  9. hello haha narf
    July 21st, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    brilliant…the way of preparing quinoa,the posting of photos of handwritten thoughts and introducing us to your sister.

  10. Heidi
    July 21st, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    Awesome I love the handwritten note. Can’t wait for more posts this way. Hope everything continues to be great for you this Summer.

  11. Sherri
    July 21st, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    **giggle** I think you must of been really hungry. Seriously though, I have a box of Quinoa in the cupboard and this has inspired me…..

    {Love the new format}

  12. Sandra in BC
    July 21st, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    I love this format!

  13. Karen
    July 21st, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    I meant to mention in my last comment, on your last post, that Deanna had a great idea of taking a pic of something you had written! fab fab fab

  14. Kat
    July 21st, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    I will fully admit I was half joking when I suggested screen shots. I’m glad the photo method works!

  15. Sara
    July 21st, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    Everything always tastes fabulous when you’ve had to really work for it! :)

    We had the most amazing campfire meals on our bicycle trips. I’m sure the food wasn’t gourmet, but it definitely tasted like it after mountain biking 60 miles in one day. (*sigh* we really need to find a way to do that again soon!…)

  16. M. V.
    July 21st, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    Luv the new format. Looks like hand made paper. Is it from your sister’s shop??

    Try the seasoning combo on long grain brown/japonica rice. Just yummy. Tho it does take longer to cook.

  17. Peggy
    July 21st, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    this is a beautiful way to post – love it!!! (and you have wonderful handwriting!)

    quinoa is one of my favourite foods these days, can’t wait to try this!! :)

  18. Rhea
    July 21st, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    Love the format – many, many posts ago, you mentioned using a glass pen. The picqued my interest so I went online & bought one. I seriously got hooked from that point on with writing using dip pens, fountain pens & my glass pen. I have more colors of ink I can count ( – no affiliation but a fabulous company to buy this stuff from) and I am teaching myself to write in Copperplate & calligraphy. I then was introduced to vintage writing instruments – well there went a whole new addiction…but I am in love with my vintage pens, ink wells, pen holder, blotter etc. My friends & family love getting handwritten notes now. I addressed all my son’s wedding invitations too! Thank you for all the inspiration & sharing your life with us!

  19. Scotty
    July 21st, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    gaaa my head is going to explode with all the cuteness going on w this post. i’ve never heard of quinoa so i looked it up and learned how to pronounce it and now i’m gonna try it because.. i’m hungry ! seriously, it looks like a totally heart smart grain and thanks for turning me on to it.

  20. rikku
    July 21st, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    Love this–the recipe, the format, and your handwriting. ^^

  21. Sarah
    July 21st, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    Honestly, Shreve, you’re posting more than you usually do, which tells me you’re excited about this new adventure and can’t help but reach out and share fun tidbits with us. You painted a picture of a small compound you’ve located up to the mountain, stocked with coyote fencing and technology, which has been kind of confusing. But I’m now imagining you trekking to that sweet spot where you’re able to send posts of your website, surrounded by vast gorgeous expanses of open land. And it’s starting to click for me. I think a photo of your campsite would be lots of fun, just for the sake of perspective relative to the thousands of acres of untouched land up there, and the soft glow of your campfire a smell speck of a star in the middle of it all.

  22. Evan
    July 21st, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    Love the new creative format! So I have a few questions that I hope you won’t mind answering:

    1) Please describe the next sunrise you see
    2) Please describe the colors of your next sunset
    3) What is the very first thing you do in the morning?
    4) Please describe the flowers that surround your new digs.

    You are very lyrical with words and I was wondering about these things.

    Thanks from Seattle

  23. Evan
    July 21st, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    One more

    Describe the starscape at night

  24. LisaAR
    July 21st, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

    Love it. Whatever handwriting I ever had is shot, as I hardly ever use it at length anymore. This may inspire me to journal “long hand.”

    Love the recipe, too.

  25. mlaiuppa
    July 21st, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    This is so cool!

    Your handwriting is so much easier to read than mine. The bank tellers even complain about my numbers.

    That recipe sounds interesting.

    I recently had some quinoa salad I really liked. Aside from the quinoa I don’t remember everything that was in it. Avocados and cilantro were at least two. Maybe my sister can get it from her friend.

    My summer resolution is to up my intake of whole grains and legumes. Quinoa is on the list.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  26. Colleen G
    July 21st, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    Shreve you are one cool chick!!!! Love the handwritten posts AND the recipe!

  27. Karen
    July 21st, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    Mmmm, quinoa! Are you cooking in your trailer or over a campfire? If it’s the former, be careful of your ventilation, and keep an eye on the propane bottles; they tend to go empty at the most inconvenient times. (Like, in the middle of the desert, when I’m trying to cook dinner and we still need hot water for washing up and there’s no firewood around…)

  28. Marg
    July 22nd, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    I’ve noticed that the handwriting of a lot of artists is similar to yours. You don’t learn to write “f’s” like that in elementary school and I find them to be artistically expressive. If you ever decide to get rid of your camera can I have it? I like Evan’s requests too but for Sarah’s camp shot you should wait until it’s time to come home, just for your privacy. You can tell who the moms are among the commenters.

  29. Penny in Co
    July 22nd, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Love the format Shreve! Your handwriting looks like Karin’s :)

  30. leah
    July 22nd, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

    Good Call! :) Ahhh to balance.

  31. Jackie
    July 22nd, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

    love the creativity of this

  32. montanarose
    July 22nd, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

    This sounds scrumptious; can’t wait to try it. I’ll have to send you a recipe famous locally (here in Boulder CO) for “Scrambled Tofu,” which involves quinoa, scallions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and a few other yummy things. And I don’t even LIKE tofu, but I do love this stuff, and so might you.

  33. Katbalu
    July 23rd, 2011 @ 6:17 am

    YEA for the handwritten note!! And the Quinoa recipe sounds divine!

  34. Janet in NYC
    July 23rd, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    Love the pix of your artfully hand-written notes incorporated into your blog – it’s very exciting to see how your creative process works. And I also long for a handwritten note sent to me with envelope and stamp by regular mail…so romantic and wistful a thought

  35. Holly
    July 23rd, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    Everything is good…ahhhh contented sigh!!
    Except missing Mike of course, but, when you do finally see each other, think how wonderful it is going to be……contented sigh!!!!

  36. Teresa P
    July 26th, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    I read my horoscope today (below) and I was instantly reminded of you and this post. Got me thinking…I need to connect differently sometimes. Thanks for that.
    When’s the last time you used a pen and paper, Teresa? In this day and age of computers, the keyboard has all but replaced these wonderful tools. In the same way that walking provides much more than fresh air, the kinesthetic value of the rhythmic motion in writing with a pen is far more soothing and even healing than most realize. Moving your hand across the page can feel good and unlock places within you that aren’t always accessed by typing. Try it today.

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