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MyBrother’s Gone Fishing

On just about any given day of the week it seems like my brother finds some time to go fishing. His gear is always ready, usually in his pickup, and he has quite a few nearby fishing spots in northern Montana. Yup, you guessed it, he is retired. I will add, he has always found […]

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Let’s Talk Food

It’s late afternoon at Rocking Z Guest Ranch near Wolf Creek, MT. There’s a fairly good sized group of guests and I suspect they, like me, are all thinking about the next meal. OK…maybe I’m the only one thinking that! Maria is in the kitchen of the lodge, busy with food prep. There are a […]

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It’s Time For Farmers’ Markets

With all of the rain we’ve had I was pleased to see the sun shining and a huge amount of vendors at the Great Falls Farmers Market. And, a huge amount of people browsing and shopping. Bedding plants, herbs, vegetables (fresh asparagus is what I bought), baked goods, wood crafts, pottery, jewelry (my weakness) and my […]

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Here’s A Foodie Blog

I do like to talk about food in Russell Country! When our group ate at the Square Butte Country Club the other day we had a buffet-style lunch with (you won’t believe this) spinach wraps with asparagus and hummus, ultra-yummy chicken salad on a croissant, roast beef on sourdough, salad and of course two desserts. […]

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Irish Dinner In Conrad

Yes, Conrad, Montana hosted an absolutely wonderful traditional Irish dinner last night. With wheels pointed north on I-15 for the easy 60 mile jaunt, six of us headed for an evening of great food and even greater Celtic music. We ate at Joe’s Family Steakhouse on the corner of Main and 4th Street, right by the […]

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Good Fresh Food at Penny’s Gourmet

Today I had a noon meeting at Penny’s Gourmet to Go in downtown Great Falls, MT. I’ve managed to get in a bit of a habit when I go to Penny’s because I always, yes always, have one of her homemade soups. And, to continue the “always” haves, I have her homemade bread. It is […]

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Food – Wonderful Food

Now, I’ve been known to rave about food and that’s just what I plan to do here! Several friends and I recently dined at the Union Grille located in the Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton, MT. Oh my, what a treat. It was a chilly evening and we were a bit late for our dinner […]

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An Awesome 50’s Diner

Hungry again? Yup, and we stopped in at Wolfer’s Diner in downtown Havre to take care of that. It was just a bit after noon and we needed to be at the Amtrak depot in about an hour to catch the eastbound train that leaves Havre at 1:32pm. I told our waiter our schedule and he said it wouldn’t […]

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Sundowner at Sage Safaris

When Sarah and Jake Dusek first told me about the Sundowners they were doing north of Havre I wasn’t sure what all it would entail. Patterned after an African-style event, a Sundowner is where you watch the sun set and enjoy beverages and finger foods. That sounded pretty good to me! We preceded the Sundowner with […]

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An Evening Cookout

Our trail ride to the weekly cookout at Pine Butte Guest Ranch was great – wonderful scenery, perfect weather and diverse terrain. We rode uphill, downhill, through trees and also across fairly flat land, finally arriving in a meadow where we could tie our horses to hitching posts and dismount. Some guests had taken the van to the meadow […]

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