the world may never know…

Posted in Caspurtle on 2013/05/19 by CasperMcFadden

Have you ever wondered how many steps it takes to hike up to Inspiration Point?

Is it 13,167 steps?

How many?

… the world may never know ;)

lowe effort

Posted in Caspurtle with tags on 2013/05/13 by CasperMcFadden

Once there was a dream to build a railway in the clouds…

To a Tavern

And a menu :)

Caspurtletje at the summit of Mt. Lowe

Denny’s Hobbit Menu – Truly unexpected

Posted in Caspurtle on 2013/01/14 by CasperMcFadden

I’m sorry to report that various Denny’s have already closed their “Hobbit” themed menu. 

Truly unexpected, since their promotional “Hobbit” menu, as of 14th January, is still being advertised on the website and at the Denny’s restaurant I’d visited. 

The worst now behind us, we ventured forth to a 3D showing of The Hobbit. 

Gorgeous movie! 


Posted in Caspurtle on 2012/08/17 by CasperMcFadden

And then he created Caspurtletje…

…and the world was right, once again.

Appetite for The Hunger Games

Posted in Caspurtle on 2012/03/26 by CasperMcFadden

So we weathered the long lines… uhm, well, the odds were in our favor.

and watched The Hunger Games (fantastic!)


If you’re a fan of the book you would have noticed that there is a key ingredient that was left out of the movie: Food. And food is a big deal. This is indeed called “The Hunger Games” for a reason.

“What’s impressed you the most since you arrived here?” I rack my brain for something that made me happy here. Be honest, I think. Be honest. “The lamb stew,” I get out. Caesar laughs, and vaguely I realize some of the audience has joined in. -Katniss, The Hunger Games

Katniss favorite Lamb Stew:

3 lbs lamb meat, cubed
2-3 tbsp cooking oil
1 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp flour
2 cans beef broth
1 cup tomato pulp or 3 tbsp tomato paste
1 sprig rosemary, leaves snipped
salt to taste pepper to taste
3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
16-18 pearl onions, peeled and halved
1 cup frozen or fresh peas
1 handful dried plums cut in half

Heat oven to 475 degrees.
Heat oil in a skillet and brown lamb meat. Transfer to dutch oven as pieces cook.
Sprinkle sugar on browned meat. Cook meat for several minutes on medium high heat to caramelize sugar.
Toss meat with flour until well coated. Place pot in oven uncovered for 5 minutes. Toss meat around and cook for another 5 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees.
Add 1 1/2 cans of beef broth, tomato pulp, and rosemary. Cover and cook on bottom third of the oven for 1 hour.
Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Add carrots, onions, and potatoes and more broth if needed.
Cover and return pot to oven for another hour. After 30 minutes, add dried plums. Once done, taste and season as needed.
On the stovetop, boil peas for 1-2 minutes. Drain and add to stew just before serving.
Serve on wild rice. Eat by the bucketful.


Breakfast Mix

Posted in Caspurtle on 2011/12/21 by CasperMcFadden

All around the country and coast,

everybodys eatin toast.

I don’t mean to brag, don’t wanna boast,

but everybodys eatin toast.

Our Wonderful Universe

Posted in Casper on 2011/12/04 by CasperMcFadden

Sinterklaas arrived early at my house…   :)

Pocket Book creation by Noelle Hamlyn

“A Merry Christmas to everybody!

A Happy New Year to all the world!”


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