winter field notes

recent adventures & misadventures

upcoming expedition:

first female crossing of omani empty quarter

Made possible by LandRover 

Kitchen(less) Cooking seeks to inspire people to dive into the world of outdoor cooking. The kind of meals you might imagine crafted if Indiana Jones and Martha Stewart threw a dinner party. Outdoor cooking is a complete sensory experience – there is nothing like the crackle of wood burning, the warmth of the flames, the smoky scent, and the mesmerizing visual display. Armed with matches, a pocket knife and local ingredients, join ballerina turned award winning explorer, Sofia cooking in some of the most remote parts of the world.


Recipes are simple and straightforward often involving only a handful of ingredients. But nothing tastes as good as food cooked over the fire not to mention the magic that lights up people’s faces when they partake in an outdoor cooking experience. While these recipes were originally crafted in the outback, they can easily be replicated in your own backyard to turn a meal into an experience: Cook by the beach, in the forest, or on your apartment rooftop garden. Scrap your stove and build a fire! 

New recipes published monthly. 



Two of the greatest joys are warm homemade bread and a fire that brings together friends and family. The good news is homemade bread cooked on sticks over a fire (literally breadsticks) are a lot easier to make than they sound.


I decided it was finally time to sit down and put pen to paper about my time in Nicaragua. From 2012 - 2016 I divided my time between NYC and some of the most remote and lawless jungles in Central America. Any sensible person would skip over Nicaragua entirely and go to their far more developed neighbor to the south, Costa Rica. But I was naïve enough to rent a horse and voluntarily trek into a Sandinista occupied territory, but old enough to know that what I was attempting to do was worth the risk.

4x4 across australia


Where is your husband? Are you in the outback alone? These two questions followed me as I crossed Australia on unsealed 4x4 tracks in my Landcruiser. The answers were, there is no husband, and yes I am in the outback alone. People stared in disbelief as if I had a few kangaroos loose in the top paddock. I reckon they didn’t know whether to call the authorities or invite me for a beer...

4x4 part 2 

In the works..

That is it mates. I'll grace your inbox again when the seasons change. In the mean time... we are growing The Sofia Log so share The Sofia Log newsletter/website love with your friends. 

  • Instagram - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Pinterest - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle