Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Use your Oval Cooking Plank as a Baking Plank!

Here's a photo outline of a recipe procedure for cooking in your kitchen oven with your oval planks.
I DO NOT suggest that you soak the planks when using them in the oven.  BBQ, yes, soak them,
But when cooking in the oven we think the flavor of the wood will come out more easily if the wood is dry.

Our Oval Planks are certified pest free and kiln dried for 90 minutes at 160 degrees.

The kindling point of wood seems to vary with the species with a range of temp being from about
380 to 870 degrees fahrenheit.  Even at 450 I have not experienced any flames in the oven but please
be safe and pay attention to your own technique and temperatures.

These photos have a "Buy" button on them and that is for those who wish to use the photography and will not take you to a place where you can order our planks.  To buy our planks, please follow this link  to

Here's what we did - Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
The first photo shows two 5x10" White Cedar Natural Oval Cooking Planks on a foil lined cookie sheet:

Add some Olive oil to the plank surface:

Then add some thinly sliced onions, some salt and pepper to the plank surface.
Please be creative (and let us know how your do!) by using peppers instead or?

Time to add the meat. We chose a nice Salmon Steak and some Beef Short Ribs.
Along with a little more salt & pepper we added sliced lemon and squeezed some
lemon juice on the fish and we put some minced garlic on the beef:

Here are a couple more pictures before the food went into the oven:

Here's a shot after 20 minutes at 350 degrees:

We then turned up the temp to 450 for another 20 minutes 
and the food looked like this:

Cutting both the Salmon and the Beef Short Ribs open
we found that after 40 minutes the Salmon was possibly slightly overcooked
while the beef was rare to medium rare:

We also prepared some rice and steamed broccoli. We like to brown white rice in a hot
pot with onions and olive oil before adding broth.

The house smelled marvelous to be sure.  
A beautiful mix of the different meats along with a smokey fireplace smell from the wood.  A very homey, happy holiday aroma.

What would we do different next time? Well, my Mom suggested that we start the
beef ribs 15 minutes ahead of the Salmon - that's smart! ;-)

Serve the Salmon and Ribs right on the planks and onto a plate! 
Or Place the planks onto a platter and in the center of the table for an
Impressive dinner party display. 

Garnish with your favorite greens and colors.
These Natural Oval Planks are a great new idea for your Holiday Oven Cooking
and they make GREAT GIFTS!  
We have many different wood flavors available
We also have Sampler Gift Packs available.
Natural Oval Cooking Planks from Rocky Trail Ouotfitters

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Great Gift! - 5x10 Natural Oval Planks -6 for just $15.99

These planks vary in size from 5-5-1/2 inches wide to 10-10-1/2 inches long - you get 6 (SIX) planks in your choice of 9 wood flavors - White Cedar, Golden Alder, Hickory, Black Cherry, Sugar Maple, Northern Beechnut, Northern Mesquite, Acadian Oak and Atlantic Olive

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Grilled Pizza Stone is here!

Helps you make fantastic pizza and calzones in your outdoor gas or charcoal grill

· Thicker than indoor oven pizza stones to withstand the high-heat environment in your grill

· Unique material designed to withstand temperatures approaching 2300° F

· Unique material draws moisture from pizza dough as it cooks, resulting in a crispy, crunchy crust

· Unique shape maximizes grilling surface while allowing plenty of oxygen to reach coals

· Perfect for entertaining large groups or feeding your entire family-makes multiple pizzas at once

· Smoking Wood chunk technique gives pizza a rustic, old-world style flavor

· Makes a fantastic gift

· Dimensions-20 ½” wide by 16” deep-Fits all mid-size and large gas grills and all 22 ½” kettle grills (like a Weber)

· Weighs 14lbs and is shipped in special packaging · Made in the USA! Check the website for video - Grilled Pizza Stone

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Natural Oval Cooking Planks and Pork Tenderloins on the BBQ

Foodies! You gotta try this on your barbeque this summer!
$12.99 for 8 Oval Planks - your choice of 10 wood flavors. We used Wild Apple for the Pork tenderloins:
Wild Apple Natural Oval Cooking Planks 4x6

Soak the planks for 2 hrs or so in some liquid. Could be water, beer, apple juice, wine or? Experiment!

Ingredients: Pork tenderloins, Salt, Pepper, Chopped Garlic, White Onions. Garnish
Cut your tenderloins into 2-3" thick slices.
Put some olive oil and thinly sliced onions onto one side of the plank & then center the tenderloin medalions onto the oval plank.
Add salt, pepper, garlic and some more sliced onions and olive oil on top.
Put the planks onto a cookie sheet.
Prepare a HOT BBQ with a lid that closes.

Place the cookie sheet of prepared planks right on the hot grill and close the top.
To get a real nice smokey wood flavor happening, add Wild Apple Chunks to the Grill top. These will burn up while you're cooking and share their wonderful smoke with the food you're cooking.

Cooking time completely depends on the thickness of the pork and the temp. of the fire. We cooked at near 500 degrees for 20 minutes or so but you'll need to experiment with your BBQ and remove them when they are cooked and still moist. Soaking the planks helps in creating a steam inside the BBQ which will help keep anything your cooking from drying out. Go try it! Amaze your friends and neighbors with your chefly abilities!

More info on how to cook with Planks and with wood - the technique for seafood is different! Go check it out:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Vinyl Rain Gear from Rocky Trail

You never know when the weather will get bad. Pack this red vinyl waterproof rain dress with your necessary gear just in case, you never know when you'll need it. This raingear comes in either Red or Black with an unusual lace-up front design (not rain tested by us).

Get your Red or Black Waterproof Vinyl Rain Dress at

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Scrunch Butt? - Is that a Bikini?

Yes! That's what some people call the 'Scruch Bottom" style of Bikini Bottom where the fabric is "gathered" to hug the beautiful bottom of your favorite Bikini girl. Remember! The girls love a spontaneous gift! No need for an occasion guys!

Go See the front and the Back!

Michelle Baena for

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rocky Trail Outfitters Supports The 2009 Tread Lightly! Charity Auction on eBay

In an effort to raise money for the nonprofit organization Tread Lightly!, Rocky Trail Outfitters has become involved in The 2009 Tread Lightly! Charity Auction on eBay June 1-11.

Rocky Trail Outfitters strongly supports Tread Lightly!’s mission to promote responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship. All money raised will go to programs that will help keep the great outdoors beautiful, healthy and open to the public. Over 175 products have been donated for the cause from companies throughout the industry, including Rocky Trail Outfitters.

“There has never been a more important time to give back to the outdoors,” said Tread Lightly!’s executive director Lori McCullough. “In order to protect recreation access in these dynamic times, we have to act immediately to implement special communications, education, and restoration programs now. This auction will make that possible.”

For more information go to or straight to the auction page.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

How to use our Smoking Woods and Cooking Planks

Grilling with wood may just be the easiest way to becoming
a "gourmet" chef since man first tasted meat cooked
with fire.

Cooking with wood brings back that unmistakable flavor of
the wild open range, a deep woods campsite or fire pit at the
shore. It is a fun and flavorful first step to a great dining
and entertaining experience.

* Wood chips and chunks flavor
your food with smoke.

* Traditional rectangle planks
do that as well but as the plank burns the flames lap at the
meat which can add a wonderful crispy edge to the salmon or whatever
you're cooking.

* Natural oval planks add flavor
with smoke & flame the same way a rectangle plank does but
because the oval's are cut through the center of the tree the
moisture, and sap that goes out the ends of a rectangle plank,
come up through the center of an oval plank coming in contact
directly with the food. This adds another flavor beyond the wonderful

* Natural oval and rectangle
planks can be used on a gas or propane grill or even in the oven
or broiler! They're not just for summer! You can cook a holiday
feast on planks in the oven any time of the year.

Read more here -

Read the Whole Article With Photos!

for Plank Cooking Recipe Page

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Women's Long Celine Skirt Just $28

55% Linen, 45% Cotton - Was $88.00 - Blue Dot Clothing - Size L only - waist measurement is 35-1/2" - Hip is 41" - Length is appx 35" - This washable printed skirt has 2 pockets in front, a 15" slit in rear, zip fly, button loop closure.
Celine Skirt by Blue Dot Clothing - $28

Saturday, March 28, 2009

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mad about the AIG Exec. Bonuses? How Mad are you?

Mad! Mad! Mad! Mad! Stock Photos!

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In Stock items as well as Custom Orders available.

Big & Tall Sizing as well as regular sizes available.

Pants, Shirts, Shorts in several fabrics including Cotton Gauze, Linen and Sanded Twill.

Go get yours now!
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Art Prints Available - Antique Handwerck Doll & More

Fine Art Prints! Pay by Paypal 24/7 -

Print Usage limited to personal use or wall display only, no commercial or editorial or scanning or copying allowed. (company wall display okay)

Stock Photos and Art Prints by Chuck Goodenough

Monday, March 16, 2009

Natural Oval Cooking Planks from Maine!

You have got to try these! For the Oven or the BBQ - check for recipes. Wholesale & Bulk too! Please inquire!

Buy Natural Oval Planks from Rocky Trail Outfitters

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Stock Photo - Practicing for the End of the Recession

We won! We're winners! We're Champions! The recession is over! - Stock Image Available NOW!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pink Camo for Valentines?

Sounds right to me!
We have over 20 items selected for Valentines this year with pricing starting at $10.99.
Go check it out. We want you to be a HERO on Valentines day so go get one of our unique gifts and become one!

Valentines Day Gift Items from Rocky Trail

Monday, January 12, 2009

Luxury Hotel Spa Shower Wraps

Shower Wraps are Available in 32 inch length, with a Velcro closure (Color Natural has snap closure) and elastic back, in Microfiber Outside/Adsorbent Terry Inside, Luxurious Terry Velour and Diamond Waffle. Perfect for after shower, bath, spa, or just lounging around! SPA Shower Wraps are available in several sizes, and make great gifts. Machine washable, and they come out looking just like new!