Round-up Stew

CookingCompanionsCook

Rich and hearty, this round-up stew would be the perfect way to top off a long day in the saddle, rounding up cattle. But it also makes a perfect dish for a cold day or a day out camping. When a cow was slaughtered, cooks made this infamous stew to use up the less choice bits. Recipes differed, but in … Read More

Canadian Rocky Mountains

CookingCompanionsTravel

One of your quickest options for getting here is the Calgary International Airport, located just an hour and a half from Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Once your in the area you can rent a car and drive through the Canadian Rockies. You can also take an airport shuttle to Banff. Driving from Vancouver is a pretty good … Read More

Bean Cake Burgers

CookingCompanionsCook

This recipe for delicious Bean Cake Burgers is a tip of the hat to the vaqueros – the original cowboys who tended cattle herds in Mexico that were brought to the Americas by Spanish exlorers and settlers. The cowboy tradition in North America can trace its roots back to the vaqueros, who expanded their trade into the southern United States … Read More

Victoria

CookingCompanionsTravel

You can either take a flight to Victoria International Airport or choose one of the many boat connections from Vancouver, Seattle or Port Angeles. Once on the island your travel choices include taxi, public transit and various rental offers (RV, car, motorcycle, scooter, bicycle). Besides experiencing the amazing hospitality of the Canadians, our highlight in Victoria was the famous Fisherman’s … Read More

Mount Robson Provincial Park

CookingCompanionsTravel

Established in 1913, the Mount Robson Provincial Park is the second oldest park in British Columbia’s park system. And truly an amazing one. The mountain for which the park is named guards the park’s western entrance. At 3,954 metres, Mount Robson, is not only the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and towers over the lesser surrounding peaks, it also … Read More

Blueberry Maple Pancakes

CookingCompanionsCook

Pancakes always make a great breakfast. And believe it or not, pancakes are synonymous with cowboys and cowboy culture. Probably because they are easy to prepare, can be tailor made, are filling and use common ingredients. In fact, this recipe uses some classic Canadian ingredients. So do not expect these Blueberry Maple Pancakes to be the usual breakfast treat. They … Read More

Vancouver

CookingCompanionsTravel

If you are arriving by air, you will most likely be flying into Vancouver International Airport (just 25 minutes from downtown). If you are flying to Vancouver from a domestic destination, you might also be able to take scheduled floatplane or helicopter services. By land you can easily cross borders from the USA by car or ship. Good train and … Read More

Pineapple Cranberry Coleslaw

CookingCompanionsCook

Coleslaw always is a classic and the perfect side for your next bbq, picnic or lunch time snack. We also came across some delicious coleslaw during our stay in Hawaii. There are many different recipes for a good coleslaw, and the Hawaiian version of course contains pineapple. It grows everywhere! We think that this Pineapple Coleslaw definitely is a winner. … Read More

How To Travel: Hawaii

CookingCompanionsTravel

Islands in a cobalt blue ocean, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, hula, surfing, ukulele, volcanoes, coral reefs and sugary beaches – Hawaii and its adventurous spirit is the symbol of paradise and the perfect island life. No matter if you are dreaming of exploring waterfalls, surfing the biggest waves or relaxing on golden-sand beaches, there is something to do for everybody. … Read More