Western Maryland Weekend

Just two weeks after the Ragnar Trail debacle, we headed west again to spend a weekend with our friends at their condo in Deep Creek Lake.  The weather was much more conducive to hiking, swimming and enjoying the great outdoors. 

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My favorite hike was at  Swallow Falls State Park where an easy 2 mile loop passed by multiple waterfalls and swimming holes.  Famished after dropping nearly all our Chex Mix, we treated ourselves to ice cream at the end of the trail.    

I cooked up a batch of  carnitas  and brought all the fixings.  Avocados are in short supply, possibly due to the Mexican drug cartels, so here is my recipe for socially conscious green salsa:

1 Poblano chile

2-4 tomatillos

2 large cloves garlic

1/2 large white onion

one cup cilantro, lightly packed

olive oil

salt

Preheat grill or broiler and roast chile and tomatillos until well charred.  Remove skin from chile.  Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse until evenly pureed.  Adjust seasonings as needed.