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Homemade English Muffins

Homemade English Muffins: Crab eggs benedict with homemade english muffins.

In my kitchen, cold dark mornings lend to long, lingering breakfasts. Winter is my favorite time of year for large fortifying meals that will fuel my crew before they head out of doors. Where I live, winter chores include grooming … more

Almond Chocolate Toffee

Almond Chocolate Toffee: Our almond chocolate toffees ready for gift-giving.

When I was a young girl, my mother and I sailed from San Francisco to Bangkok, Thailand. The Vietnam War was raging, and my father, a Foreign Service officer, was working in Saigon. We went to live closer to him … more

Persimmon White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Persimmon White Chocolate Bread Pudding: We served our bread pudding with a simple caramel sauce.

My entire team, except for Bernard, the Winterlake Lodge caretaker, is in Anchorage this week. We’re filing and organizing, painting, and putting the final remnants of summer away. We’ll be here until the last week of November, when we’ll return … more

Candied Crabapples

Candied Crabapples

When my children were little, we lived along the Yentna River in Southcentral Alaska and neighbors were few and far between. Sometimes, in the summer, a group of kids would wiggle into their lifejackets and an older one would drive … more

Russian Alaska Salmon Pie

Our version of Russian Salmon Pie includes Alaska salmon, cabbage, rice, and Cheddar cheese.

All last winter and into the spring and summer, my daughter Mandy, my son-in-law Tyrone, and I worked together on a new cookbook project. When the weather was too harsh for Ty to work outside, and Mandy and I were … more

Carrot Curry Soup

Carrot Curry Soup: Our finished carrot soup.

Between blowing winds and transitional weather, geese gathering overhead and leaves crunching underfoot, there is no denying that autumn is in the air. It’s a time for collecting our thoughts about the blur of summer and just all we actually … more

Black Currant Gastrique

Black Currant Gastrique: Black currant sauce served with beef and braised vegetables.

I know for many people, September has been all about berry picking. Seemingly, conversations throughout Alaska – in grocery lines, at banks, and around lunch tables – inevitably include discussion on where to find the best local blueberry or salmonberry … more

Homemade Ramen Noodles, Alaska-style

Homemade Ramen Noodles: Our bowl of ramen noodles with black cod and Alaska vegetables.

Geese fly overhead as I slide the wooden bar that secures double-doors at the entrance to the cooking school. Signs of late summer are everywhere here in Tutka Bay, even in the sky, but particularly in the fat, ripe berries … more

Rhubarb Chocolate Rugelach

Rhubarb Chocolate Rugelach: Bake the cookies for 20 to 25 minutes, rotating the sheets from top to bottom and front to back at the midway point, until they are puffed and golden.

I’m spending the week in New York City and one of the many interesting experiences I’m having is my first trip to Brooklyn. I take the subway (a big adventure for me) from Manhattan to visit the Prospect Park home … more

Halibut with Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera: Our pan-seared halibut with pasta primavera.

When I was younger, my husband and I owned a small fishing lodge in the backcountry of Alaska. This was long before the modern mix of tourism in Alaska today. In the early days, it seemed, travelers who found their … more

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