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May 11, 2015

Get ready for a stomach growl, because delicious looking grub is coming your way!

Tis the season where barbecuing, summer grilling, and over the bonfire meals are prepared, cooked and then gobbled down. Needless to say, it’s our absolute favorite time of year! Spicy, salty, sweet, sour and a twist of savory are all found in this post. Whether it’s finger linkin’, grab and go, simmer over the fire, or just plain ole’ good looking morsels, we’re all over it! Thanks to the ease and instant accessibility of Pinterest (follow us by hitting THIS link) , anyone can become the new up and coming Betty Crocker. Check out some of our “need to try before we die” meals below.


We’re starting off with a bang! As in, Dynamite Bang Bang Shrimp, folks! Wow-ee THIS recipe has seriously left my stomach craving and my tastebuds eager to gobble down this dish. If you’re not a fan of seafood or allergic, you can easily substitute chicken into the meal. This recipe knocks it out of the park, no questions asked.


This photo makes use just think, “Hello there, carbs.”. The most All-American meal (minus hot dogs and burgers of course) but in a close third place is the notorious grilled cheese sandwich. It just takes you back to middle school days, doesn’t it? The ooey gooey filling of melted cheese squashed in-between two perfectly crisp pieces of bread – it’s like heaven on a plate. THIS dish pushes us to step up the grilled cheese game and incorporate a few more ingredients that will make the sandwich go from ‘yum’ to ‘give me now!’ kind of attitude. Now all we need is a cup of tomato soup and we are good to go.


A food related blog post is nothing without a hint of sweet sugary goodness in the mix. Please note, THESE cupcakes are watermelon inspired. So, we take it that they count as a serving of fruit, too (kidding – kind of) .


A scrumptious salty solution is here! The combination of Snickers and salty – that was the ticket to convince us to try THIS in a split second. Crunchy goodness is always a yes in our book.


Veggies are tasty, friends. Especially when they are topped with sour cream and turned into fritters. Wa-la, wa-la! THESE suckers are fool-proof to make are and incredibly delectable. Give your side dishes a zip and try them for your next din. Ps: When you do, please feel free to invite the Duluth Pack clan.


CHILI. CHEESE. FRIES. FIRE. Did we mention cheese? Yes, THESE babies are such a treat, especially when out in the brush. Some of our team has made these and swears they hit the spot when you’re craving a meal that maybe isn’t oh so healthy, but is darn good cookin’.

You all need some supplies to help with your prepping and food festivities. Check out our entire spread of cooking supplies (available in store and ONLINE ) that helps make your dinner a breeze. Maybe none of these recipes don’t intrigue you. Not a problem! Check out Duluth Pack’s minimal step meals, especially if you’re heading into the woods or on the water – HERE .

Have any of you tried or concocted these recipes before? We’d love to hear your opinions! Also, if you have a recipe that is share worthy, please feel free to email us at: [email protected] We will test them out and write another blog on our findings!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

Techniques & Advice, The Lowdown

Stalking the Wild Leek (with recipe!)

April 20, 2012
Leek Stalks

wild leeks in woodsDelicious Wild Edibles

It’s the time of year when one of the most delicious wild edibles thrusts itself out from under the leaves with reckless abandon—the wild leek. Here in Duluth the leek is often the very first green you’ll see in the woods. This makes them easy to find if you what to look for.

wild leeks greenLeeks prefer areas in stands of hardwoods, like maple and ash, with plenty of moisture. A seasonal creek bank is a good location. Their life cycle is short and they will soon be shaded out by emerging tree leaves. So get them while you can! They are easily dug with a hand trowel but are connected to a root system you must sever before being able to lift them from the ground.



Wild Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

Leek Stalks

My favorite recipe for leeks is Wild Leek and Potato Soup. A version of it follows. Happy Hunting!

Wild Leek and Potato Soup
2 c. leeks, diced
4 T butter
salt and black pepper, to taste
4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
4 c. chicken or vegetable stock
1 c. warm milk

Saute the leaks with butter, salt and pepper.
Peel and dice potatoes and add to mixture in the pan when leeks begin to look translucent.
When potatoes begin to brown, add chicken or vegetable stock. Simmer until potatoes are tender.
Turn off heat and when boil ceases slowly stir in warm milk.
Garnish with a leek and a crusty baguette.