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Idaho’s “Rec Tech” Innovators

This post by Greg Hahn with Idaho Public Television, gives a behind the scenes look at the Outdoor Idaho episode focusing on Idaho’s growing recreational technology (rec tech) industry and the adventurous men and women behind some of Idaho’s rec tech innovations.  Reposted with permission. If you love the outdoors, you’re probably a little bit of […]

The Spirits of Idaho

Idaho spirit makers are a rare breed. They are industrious, persistent, perfectionistic — and they are few. There are only five in the state. Yet Idaho’s liquors are delightfully fresh and adventurous libations, from the zing of Bardenay gin to the silkiness of Blue Ice potato vodka. Idaho spirits are a small piece of what’s […]

Making “Idaho, The Movie”

This post is reprinted courtesy Wide Eye Productions. For the past eight years, our cinematographers have been traveling the state, gathering landscape and scenic images for Idaho the Movie.   We’ve climbed mountains, run rivers, hiked deserts, survived close encounters with wildlife… and (thankfully) came home with a library of footage we just had to share.  Idaho, the […]

Bountiful Beautiful: A 300-mile Culinary Odyssey Through the Inland Northwest. Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Warren and I have always wanted to visit eastern Washington and northern Idaho. So off we went, on a 300- mile culinary odyssey through “The Inland Northwest.” Our agenda: Exploring, feasting, and wine tasting. Starting in beautiful Spokane, then driving into northern Idaho, golden wheat fields, elegant mountains, and sparkling lakes awed us.   We […]

October Fests! Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time.

With harvest festivals, trick-or-treating, bonfires, haunted houses, corn mazes and scarecrow strolls, there is plenty to entertain all ages during an October visit to Idaho. Spooks, chills, and kiddy thrills — take your pick! The Northwest’s largest theme park, Silverwood, becomes Scarywood Haunted Nights during the month of October.  The theme park you thought you knew just became […]

Hello Wine World. Harvest Idaho, One Bite at at Time

The Snake River American Viticultural Area (AVA) is one of the new kids on the block in the world of U.S. wine scene and is a bit of a mystery to the majority of American wine consumers. This is because the wineries of the area do not seem to have the size, capacity, or capabilities […]

Boise woman conquers all 9 of Idaho’s 12,000-foot peaks in 1 year; who’s going to do it next?

Originally posted by Steve Stuebner, Sept. 13, 2012 I like to climb mountains, and I know a lot of you do, too. But I’m not a technical rock-climber. I had a really close call on the side of Mount Washington in Montana while I was in college that almost got me killed, so I’m much more comfortable […]

Simply Irresistible Sweet Pears. Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Spherical, bell-shaped, tawny red, golden yellow, celadon green – Pears!  They are in season!  Skins on – skins off, whole, quartered or thinly sliced, pears are an irresistible sweet, juicy fruit that is easy on you palate and begs to be added to deserts, appetizers or libations.  Give these recipes a try.  Lattice-Crust Pear Pie ( Epicurious) Serves […]

Celebrate! Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Celebrate Idaho’s Harvest September is Idaho Preferred Month, bringing awareness to the fact that fall is the peak of harvest season in Idaho. Locally produced fruits, vegetables, wines, meats, breads, dairy products and specialty foods are plentiful and easy to enjoy at Idaho restaurants and farmers markets.   In August and September, peaches and plums […]

A Craft Ale Trail Through Western Idaho. Harvest Idaho – One Bite at a Time

For a state that is one of the country’s leading producers of hops and barley, only 30 beer-making businesses scatter across Idaho, close to its peak in 1888 when Idaho had 33 breweries across the territory.  Pre-prohibition the excitement was fueled by the unquenchable thirst of camp miners in search of gold.  Now, the excitement […]