Category Archives: Chuck Wagon Corner

This is where you can read posts from Splatterdab since he is the chapter wagon master. These posts are related to the history, culture, and other musings abut the 19th century chuck wagons used during the time of the great cattle drives.

How to start a Sourdough Starter

If you read my post for the Overnight Cowboy Starter you’ll see that there are more ingredients than the two listed here. The sourdough purists would be appalled at this aberration of a starter recipe and say it’s nowhere near a … Continue reading

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The Cowboy Vegetarian Cookbook

As some of you know by perusing these pages that I have tried my hand at a bit of cowboy poetry. I might take pen in hand again some time to attempt the craft. In the meantime, take a look … Continue reading

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Arbuckle’s Coffee & John Arbuckle

You might have heard stories about trail coffee during the time of the cattle drives. The coussie would often be heard to announce that the Arbuckle’s is hot. Arbuckle’s Coffee was probably the most popular brand of coffee on the … Continue reading

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Grandfather’s Bannock Bread

I was browsing through my Grandfather’s cookbook and came across a recipe for a bread I had no experience with. So, I figured a little homework was in order. Now, for our friends in Canada this will probably be old … Continue reading

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About Cowboy Coffee

Because this was told to me by another chuck wagon cook it must be true. Before a cowboy drinks his coffee he fans it for three days with his hat. Then he pours it into the Rio Grande thirty miles … Continue reading

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