An Embarrassment of Huckleberries and a Russian Fort!
I never really knew what they looked like...
But it's tough to blame them. Survival was a whole other thing back then. Too bad they didn't have eco-foresight, but what can you do.
That group in the background there is a group of teachers who typically bring their classes to Fort Ross, gathered for the day in a seminar environment run by the rangers.
The fort's old pantry...
...And its oven.
Looks like a fancy pizza oven to me. Were those Russians making disc-o-doughs in their otter-fur coats?
I'd want some pizza if I were living on borscht and gnarly apples on the blustery California coast...
I spent hours reading a giant Taschen edition of Hunter S. Thompson's excellent book on the Honolulu Marathon and Captain Cook, The Curse of Lono.
It was heaven.
And then make lots of fresh condiments. Cabbage, hot sauce and guac?
Note: My chef pal Jason says to cook delicate white fish like tilapia really quickly, over super high heat. Keeps the fish from steaming and getting mushy. That's advice that works!!
And an even smarter place to eat it: over breakfast the next day.