Weekend Plans And The Best Nachos Recipe Ever Concocted

Our plans for this upcoming weekend are pretty awesome if you ask us. We’re going to hit the slopes nearby and after snowboarding, we’re going to play with dogs and then kick back and relax.

Why did we need to share this with all of you? No particular reason other than we’re excited. What could be better than snowboarding, playing with pups, and chilling? Not much if you ask us. Sounds like a splendid plan.

And if that wasn’t enough fun for one weekend, we recently realized how easy it is to make amazing nachos in the oven. Here’s a quick recipe:

  1. Chop up some onion, jalapeno, tomato, and cilantro
  2. Cook some steak chunks in a frying pan with butter
  3. Chop the steak up into small pieces
  4. Put down a layer of tortilla chips on an oven-safe plate
  5. Add cheese, black beans, corn, and garlic
  6. Toss the rest of it on top (onions, jalapeno, tomato, cilantro, and steak)
  7. Bake it in the oven until it looks delicious (we like to cook at about 280F)
  8. Remove from oven and place on top of another plate to avoid getting burned
  9. Add sour cream and guacamole or fresh avocado
  10. Eat (also known as nomnomnom)

This is probably one of the best recipes for homemade nachos in the world so feel free to share this with everyone you know because it’s basically the best Christmas gift ever.


What’s Twitter? It’s That Thing We Just Joined

What is this thing called Twitter? Oh, right – it’s that “thing” we just joined. And by thing, we mean social network. Or should we say social networking service? Or should we just say that place where Donald Trump “tweets” some very…. interesting things? Whatever the case, it’s the latest social network that we’ve decided to join and we just wanted to let you all know that we’re there in case you care to follow us @7thseasondotcom.

7thSeason On Twitter
This is a glimpse of our page on Twitter. Check us out @7thseasondotcom

While you can find our website at 7thSeason.com, the Twitter account (“handle”) was already taken so we went with one that’s a little less catchy (@7thseasondotcom) but straight to the point. We’re pretty sure you can all decipher its meaning, but if you for some odd reason are unable to, we’ll explain. It’s our name, 7thSeason, followed by “dotcom,” which is for “.com” (the domain extension used by our website’s primary domain). And when we say primary, we do mean only because it’s our only domain name currently in use with our site.

This has quickly become one very strange way of telling people that we’re on Twitter on where to find us so we’re going to cut this short and wish you all a wonderful holiday season!

New Gear Reviews Added

While we’re constantly striving to expand our gear reviews on 7th Season, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve recently added a slew of new gear reviews to our website.

The latest batch of reviews — which cover everything lunch bags and thermoses to soda can lids and camping stoves — were contributed by our very own Markus. So here’s to you Markus, you’re the man! But while Markus has made a point to contribute some of his vast insight across a wide variety of products, he’s by no means done and neither are we. Over the coming months, you can and should expect a wide array of new product reviews to be added to our website because that’s what we’re working on right now and we have no plans of stopping anytime soon. So get ready for it because it’s coming your way!

Because we had to look it up online to confirm its usage, we just want to point out that the word “slew” we used above is derived from the Irish Gaelic word “sluagh,” which means “multitude,” according to the Vocabulary.com website. So when we say “a slew of new gear reviews,” what we’re saying is that we’ve added a whole bunch of new reviews to our site.

While it’s not really the right season… The latest contributions to the site made by Markus cover a lot of camping gear like cots, stoves, and collapsible buckets — the latter of which being great for camping because they’re lightweight and save space. He even reviewed a “spork” (spoon and fork combo) that he likes. Being literally obsessed with the wilderness and all that it offers, Markus is intent on contributing reviews of various outdoor-related gear. But seeing his spork review, one can only wonder what he’ll review next and whether it’ll be season appropriate. Not to say that nobody has ever gone camping in the winter because we ourselves have, but camping gear in the middle of winter seems like an odd choice of gear to review. All the same, we hope you’re all gearing up for the holidays. Be sure to enjoy them because they’ll be over before you know it. Cheers everyone!

Snowing In New England

It’s a little after 3:00 a.m. in New England and states like New Hampshire are getting hit with snow right now. While this sounds absolutely delightful to us as we enjoy hitting the ski slopes, it’s by no means a pleasant experience for all as WMUR is reporting that Monday morning’s commuters should expect a “slow” and “messy” commute.

According to their weather coverage, commuters will be “highly impacted” by the snow coming down, which may turn into a nasty mix of rain and sleet some time after 6:00 a.m.

Those of us here at 7th Season have driven around in such conditions more than a few times so we’d like to take a moment to warn people to take their time, be easy, and make sure you get where you’re going safely. If you don’t need to drive, don’t, it’s really not in your best interest. But if you absolutely have to, remember to drive safe!

Photo: Dinosaur-Shaped Rock With Snow Covered Mountain In The Background

Here’s a photograph we snapped of a dinosaur-shaped rock with our favorite nearby ski resort in the background. This is just a glimpse into our lives here at 7th Season where we test and review outdoor gear, everything from the clothes that get us through winter to the toys we play with in the summer.

Snow Covered Mountain, Dinosaur Rock In New England
Dinosaur-shaped rock that you might be able to barely see in the foreground and a mountain, one of our favorites around these parts, in the background. This particular mountain is where you’ll often find us in the winter as we shred the slopes on our skis and boards. Cheers to winter living. © 7thSeason.com

For those who are unfamiliar with what it is we’re all about, it’s simple: we’re all about living and living well. And a big part of that is comfort and entertainment. We love being comfortable and we strive to keep ourselves highly entertained through a wide array of activities, both indoor and out. As a result, we find ourselves wearing and testing everything from winter jackets to kayaks. If you want to know more about us, visit our website at 7thSeason.com or just check out our blog here on WordPress where we share more than the occasional update.

New Winter Gear To Review

Earlier today, we took a little drive to the edge of the state to check out a somewhat local retailer’s selection of outdoor apparel and picked up some fresh new gear to review. Among are finds were some new gloves, socks, sweatpants, and a zip-up, all of which were made by North Face with the exception of the socks. But seeing as we just picked these up, it’ll take us some time to test it all out. But as soon as we do, we’ll be sure to whip up some reviews to let you all know what we think.

While we enjoy buying new outdoor gear to play outside in, we also enjoy sharing our thoughts with the rest of the world, which is in part why we launched our website at 7thSeason.com so if you happen to be interested in seeing what we have to say about the gear we acquire, check out our reviews.

Keep in mind, we don’t just talk up everything we come across. There are plenty of products that we’ve been less than impressed with and we’re certainly not holding our tongues. So if you want to know what we really think, both the good as well as the bad, take a look at our site because that’s where you’ll find our critiques.

If you’re a manufacturer and you happen to be reading this, we advise you not to be dismayed by our at times critical reviews of your products, but instead to learn from what we have to say, take it into account, and use the information to improve your products!

To all of you, those of us here at 7th Season would like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. To those of you who shred the slopes, we’re over here doing our snow dance in hopes of some extra inches of powder for all of us to enjoy.

Photo: Snow Covered New England Forest, December 2016

With winter’s arrival, the scenery around New England has suddenly undergone a drastic change. Thankfully, being enthusiastic about going outdoors and tromping around in the snow has those of us at 7thSeason.com more than just a little excited about the prospects that winter offers: snowboarding, skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, sledding, etc. For us, this is one of our favorite times of year and we can’t help but look forward to a white Christmas on the slopes because what could be better than shredding some fresh pow over the holidays? In our book, not much.

December 2016 New England Snow
This is a photograph taken in the mountains of New England in December 2016. © 7thSeason.com

We take this time to remind all of you to enjoy your winter as the seasons change and next thing you know we’ll be back to the muddy season – you know, that point in time that arrives each year when the snow melts, the water runs, and the woods are filled with mud. Then the flowers return, but so do the bugs. And with it all, we enjoy every moment and suggest you do the same. But for now, here’s to hot cocoa, warm fireplaces, big puffy jackets, snowshoes, dogs with builtin winter coats, snowmen, and of course, all that beautiful fresh powder to shred.

Photo: Full Parking Lot From The Ski Lift

Ski Lift Photo
A full parking lot at the mountain, as seen from the ski lift. © 7thSeason.com

This photograph of a full parking lot at the mountain, as seen from the lift, was taken last season. This shot offers a glimpse into the beauty and excitement that the mountains of New England offer. An excellent place to test outdoor gear.

Outdoor Gear Review Jobs

Are you interested in reviewing outdoor gear like backpacks, tents, kayaks, snowboards, boots, and canoes? Well, we might be interested in paying you for your thoughts!

Lake Sunapee as seen from Mount Sunapee. © 7thSeason.com
Lake Sunapee as seen from Mount Sunapee. © 7thSeason.com

If you want a chance to get paid for your reviews, contact us at contact@7thseason.com or reach out to us through the contact pages on our blog and website. Let us know what products you’ve tested and would like to create reviews for and we’ll do our best to get back to you in a timely fashion.

Already whipped up some reviews and want us to publish them? Same deal – drop us a line and we’ll let you know if we’re interested in publishing your reviews.

Keep in mind, we take our work seriously so if you’re intent on reviewing outdoor gear for us, make sure your reviews are well thought out, insightful, and well written. If you think you know what you’re talking about and know your way around a keyboard, drop us a line. Let us know. We’ll get back to you.