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1,000 Miles on the Pacific Crest Trail

A new update from Jessica and her journey on the Pacific Crest Trail.  1,000 Miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) A little after 4 in the afternoon, I reached a pile of rocks on the Pacific Crest Trail that spelled out one-zero-zero-zero. The first thing I did: pulled out my cell phone and took a…

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Tackling the Sierras

We’ve partnered up with Jessica on her voyage on the Pacific Crest Trail. Here’s her latest update from the trail: Tackling the Sierras On the last night in the desert, I stopped and looked up at a black sky overwhelmed with stars. It was warm. We stepped over a scorpion. We knew we would reach…

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Jessica & Mile 400

It was one month ago that the day I’ve been waiting for—for so, so long—had finally arrived. My mom woke me up in the morning and she said, “Jess, today’s your big day.” I took a shower, trying to savor it as my last one for awhile, and relished the fresh, cold milk I poured…

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Jessica and her Dog Marcy

This is Jessica and her dog Marcy. Jessica is an Idaho girl. She’s a staff writer at the Boise Weekly. She’s 25 years old. And on April 11th, she’s departing on a trip of a lifetime. Jessica and her 50-pound Shar-Pei/German Shepard, Marcy, are going to hike the Pacific Coast Trail. This is a 2,650 mile…

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Soup Season

It’s soup season in Idaho. With the holidays behind us, it’s nice when things slow down a bit. A time to revive and rejuvenate for the busy farming months ahead. And when it’s icy cold and the snow is blowing sideways, nothing hits the spot like a bowl of hot soup. There’s something comforting about…

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Gluten Free Gingerbread Trifle

When people think about mashed potatoes, sweets might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But this recipe for gluten free Gingerbread Trifle may just change that.

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Bring on the Leftovers

We here at Idahoan try to remember to be thankful year around. Thankful for the beautiful place we live, our hardworking employees and potato growers, and, of course, our customers. You all help make Idahoan what it is. For that, thank you and happy Thanksgiving.

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Monster Mash

It’s the same thing every year. Kids are chomping at the bit to don their costumes and hit the street in the pursuit of treats. Parents, often pressed for time, are desperately hoping to get something hot and filling in the kids’ stomachs before they go. Thanks to Idahoan’s very own Jenna H., here’s a…

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Take it on the run

A few weeks have gone by now and everyone is getting settled into the fall groove. After a summer of freewheeling, it’s a bit rough those first few days – adjusting to not only being on a schedule again, but a full one to boot. In addition to chores now there’s homework to fit into…

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A new school approach to hot dogs

The signs are starting to emerge. #2 yellow pencils with dusty pink erasers. Notebooks in all colors of the rainbow with shiny covers. Backpacks infused with that new fabric smell. Yep – much to the dismay of the kids, it’s time to start thinking about going back to school. But let’s not get too far…

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Keep your cool with summertime dinners

Seems like summer has come on with a vengeance here in Idaho. Boise recorded the hottest June since 1918 with sixteen days over 90°F and one day hitting a sweltering 110°F – the warmest June day on record. And so far July hasn’t shown any reprieve. So with the air conditioning already working overtime, we’re…

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Let’s get summer started

Even though June 21 might be the official start, Memorial Day weekend always signifies the start of summer for me. The patio has been cleaned off, lawn furniture reappears from the garage and finally the threat of frost has allowed for pots to be filled with flowers blooming in all shades of cheery. Just last…

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