The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter, kenterphotography.com

Posts Tagged ‘Cooking’

An Easter Tradition: Challah

Challah is a slightly sweet, very rich bread. Traditionally, the braided Sabbath bread of Judasim is a European celebratory loaf, symbolic of God's goodness and bounty.... more

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Asparagus

By CHEF HOWARD KARP - This picture-perfect dish really turned out to be a crowd pleaser.... more

Pad Thai

By JAMIE LIPHARDT - Pad Thai is one of my all-time favorites. I crave it. It’s all encompassing with sweet, sour, spicy, hearty, light, healthy and satisfying all in one big bowl. ... more

Spaetzle with Smoked Kielbasa

By CHEF HOWARD KARP- Here’s a recipe for Spaetzle--which is a rough form of noodles or dumplings. There’s no rolling or cutting involved in making it.... more

Baked French Onion Soup

By CHEF HOWARD KARP - French onion soup is a wintertime favorite, but making this dish true to its roots does have some secrets. ... more

Kalamazoo Sliders–A New Spin On A Tailgating Favorite

By ARIANNA SOLIMENE-We’re here to share our recipe for the perfect beef slider, a crowd tested favorite you’re sure to love. The secret lies in the cheese and the pretzel bun.... more

Gluten-Free with PMD: Scallops Over Red Quinoa with Maitaki Mushrooms

By P.M. DEVLIN -This week's gluten-free recipe is inspired by Quinoa. Quinoa is positively ancient, and about as simple to cook as Top Ramen. It makes proper rice look like rocket science.... more

Gluten-Free with PMD: Seared Opaka Over Lentils

By P.M. DEVLIN - I live a gluten-free lifestyle to the utmost. This week's recipe is inspired by the very reasonably priced and quite nice fillets of wild-caught Opaka from Pattee Creek Market.... more

Gluten-Free with PMD: Coffee-rubbed Cowboy Steak

By P.M. DEVLIN - I live a gluten-free lifestyle to the utmost. This week's recipe is not only gluten-free, it can be vegetarian, too: Coffee-rubbed Cowboy Steak with wasabi mashed potatoes and greens.... more

Gluten-Free with PMD: Spaghetti and Meatballs

By P.M. DEVLIN - I live a gluten-free lifestyle to the utmost. In this first post on the subject, I offer you "Not your Grandma’s Gluten-free Spaghetti and Bison Meatballs".... more