Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rogue Dutch oven Cookers busy in Southern Oregon!

I haven't written much lately and I'm sorry for that but Im doing well and work has been crazy! I was hired in a "part time" position at Callahan's Lodge in Ashland Oregon and have been putting in 50+ hour weeks for the past 8 weeks and Im darned tired when I get home. What happened to "part time"?

Anywho, As the director if the Rogue Dutch oven Cooker's Chapter of IDOS things in Southern Oregon are crazy when it comes to Dutch oven cooking. Feb 19 at 4 pm at Sportsman's Warehouse in Medford the Chapter is having a DOG and I am teaching a 3 hour class.

March Im traveling to Redding, Ca for the Nor Cal Sports and Rec. Show Annual Dutch oven cook off and hoping to bring some chapter members with me to compete as well.

April isn't planed yet but in May on the first weekend, we have 2 events planned. One is a DOG at the Butte Creek Mill in Eagle Point, Oregon beginning at 8 am for the Vintage Fair. The second in Klamath Falls is a Dutch oven cook off with classes and demos all weekend at the Klamath County Fairgrounds with the High Dessert Trail Riders Chapter of Back Country Horsemans Assn. Both are free events to attend but the big draw is the 3 pot cook off in K Falls. the winners go to SLC for the world championship dutch oven cook off in 2012.

June is the Carson City Rendezvous Dutch oven cook off. We all know what a great event that is and Ive been told by my employer I will have the time off to be there. (lets see)

More to come later for the second 6 months of the year but things here in southern Oregon are awesome!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Carson City Rendezvous! June 11-13, 2010

Just a reminder for everyone! The Carson City Rendezvous Dutch oven weekend is
comming up in a few weeks! Friday and Saturday are filled with classes,
demonstrations, and lots of food to sample. Saturday evening at 6 pm we are
serving dinner at our annual DOG, With the option to buy a 1 lb slice of Rock
Salt Baked prime rib.
Sunday is the IDOS sanctioned WCCO Qualifying cook off starting at 9 am. We have
4 world simi finalist teams and others signed up! Its gonna be a fun and
exciting weekend for sure! Contact me if you want more info or want to register
in the cook off. We have prizes of over $500 for the winning 3 teams!

Monday, May 17, 2010

S.C.A. Eagles Lebanon, Oregon Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend I'll be traveling to Lebanon Oregon to cook for the S.C.A. event. I've been asked to cook for House Klemend Holdt and their sister ship Kissing Dragon. Looking forward to having a crazy fun weekend before Carson City. Cooking a 15th century meal in the Dutch ovens then off to Carson City Rendezvous to cook 19 and early 20th century food and modern favorites! FUN FUN FUN!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dutch oven demos, classes and upcoming DOGS!

For those interested, the following dates and locations of demos, classes and DOGS I will be participating in through the middle of June 2010.
April 24
Oakridge, Oregon: rest stop East side on Hwy 58 classes and DOG 12 noon start time

April 30, May 1 and 2
Klamath Falls, Oregon: Klamath County Fairgrounds Back Country Horseman's Assn. Packing Clinic. Demos all 3 days with cook book signing, sales and much more

May 8
Eagle Point, Oregon DOG and demos at the Butte Creek Mill starting at 10 am for a Vintage fair.

June 11, 12, and 13
Carson City, Nevada: Carson City Rendezvous, Dutch oven cooking all weekend including classes, demos, Dutch oven meals, a DOG featuring Prime Rib dinner 6 pm Saturday evening, and a WCCO qualifying 3 pot cook off on Sunday.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Zinfully Creamed Fingerling Potatoes

This is my version of a dish prepared at the Cast iron chef challenge at the WCC in Sandy , Utah last week. There was no recipe from the chef but the flavors are spot on from his original version. ENJOY!

1 lb. each purple, red and golden fingerling potatoes
1 to 2 Tbs. olive oil
1 ½ to 2 c. heavy cream
¼ tsp. whole lavender, crushed
1/8 to ¼ tsp. fresh ground nutmeg

Quarter fingerling potatoes lengthwise into wedges. Spread oil around bottom of a 10” Dutch oven. Add potatoes to the Dutch oven then pour just enough cream over the potatoes to barely cover the top of the potatoes. Sprinkle the crushed lavender and nutmeg evenly over the cream. If you want a more savory dish sprinkle with a pinch of fresh ground black pepper but, try it without the pepper the first time you prepare this, you may not want to add the pepper.
Take a 12” square of parchment paper and fold it in half from corner to corner to make a triangle the, fold the triangle in half to make a smaller triangle and fold a third time in half. The folding should be from point to middle making a smaller triangle each time. Take the triangle and place the point over the center and place the edge on the circumference of the Dutch oven. Trace and cut the outer edge then cut straight across the center point to make a small hole in the center. Unfold the triangle and you should have a rough circle piece of parchment. Place the parchment gently on the top of the cream and potatoes to prevent a skin from forming on the surface of the cream. Cover and simmer using 8 coals under and 11 coals on top, for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove parchment and serve. Cream should be slightly thickened. Serves 6 to 8

Friday, April 02, 2010

Classes in the month of April!

I'll be teaching several classes in April with the Rogue Dutch oven Cooker's Chapter of idos. Here are the dates and details! I hope to see you all there!

April 9 and 10 Farmington Utah IDOS Spring Convention
Davis County Fairgrounds 151 South 1100 West Farmington Utah

April 17 and 18 Klamath Sportsmans Show
Klamath Fairgrounds S. 6th St Klamath Falls Oregon
ncdodave at yahoo dot com

April 24 and 25 Back Country Horsemen Horse Packing Clinic
Klamath Fairgrounds S. 6th St Klamath Falls Oregon
ncdodave at yahoo dot com

May 8 Butte Creek Mill 5th Annual Vintage Fair
May 8th 9am. to 5pm
For more information call 541-826-3531 or buttecreekmill.com
Butte Creek Mill, 204 N. Royal Ave., Eagle Point, Oregon is hosting its annual Food and Wine Tasting - Crafters days.
Dutch Oven Cooking Class
3pm. to 4pm.

Cooking demo starts at 10:30 and tasting starts at 11:30am

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Newest IDOS chapter!

Hello one and all!
I have just been a part of a brand new IDOS chapter in Southern Oregon. The name of the chapter is "Rogue Dutch oven Cookers Chapter". This chapter covers the following counties on Southern Oregon and may expand to extreme Northern California if necessary:
Josephene County
Jackson County
Douglas County
and, Southern Klamath County
For those in Northern Klamath County (north of Chiloquin) you'll find you are in the Central Oregon Chapter. Contact Linda Stephenson at L & S Gardens for more info.

We will be conducting our first demo and class session at the Klamath Sports and Recreation Show at the Klamath Fairgrounds in Klamath Falls, OR on April 17 and 18, 2010.I hope to see you there!