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Red Kuri Squash Gnocchi


I am at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California this week learning how to meditate, do yoga, and, as part of our week-long program, take massages every day. I’m doing this for research (“research,“ my husband Carl echoes, eyes rolling) to … more

Pumpkin Cake in a Jar


Years ago in the early 1990s, I wrote a small cooking column for a local magazine.  One recipe that we ran around the holiday season was entitled “Pumpkin Cake in a Jar”. It’s a fun little recipe to make and … more

Moose Ravioli


Admit it. As an Alaskan, you probably have at least one moose photo in a drawer somewhere or on your computer. We all have them. We take photos of moose in our yards munching apples or tree buds. We take … more

Mushroom Conserva


The other day I was poking around old cookbooks I hadn’t looked through for years. I found one that had been a favorite of mine so long ago, it was like finding an old friend. I flipped through the pages, … more

Borscht: An Alaska Autumn Treat


The grass is covered in scarlet and gold and the crabapples are starting to fall from the tree in my back yard. A few days ago, a moose wandered in and ate half a dozen apples before we could shoo … more

Alaska King Crab Beignets


Kirsten prepared Alaska king crab beignets when she appeared on NBC’s TODAY show. Variations for baked gougère and poached dumplings are included below. Alaska King Crab Beignets Author: Kirsten Dixon Serves: 24 Ingredients Canola oil for frying 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 … more

Fall Herb Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts and Crab Gougères

This recipe is just for the salad. Click here for the Alaska king crab gougères recipe. Fall Herb Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts and Crab Gougères Author: Kirsten Dixon Recipe type: Salad Serves: 4 Ingredients 4 cups arugula 1 cup flat-leaf parsley ½ cup … more

Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup with Poached Crab Dumplings

Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup with Poached Crab Dumplings Author: Kirsten Dixon Recipe type: Soup Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 leek, trimmed, washed, and sliced 2 cups roasted kabocha squash meat 3 cups chicken stock ¼ cup … more

Green Tomato Salsa


I’ve finally had to face it. The forecast has been calling for temperatures in the lower forties this week and I’ve been noticing a suspicious number of buildings boarding up along the Homer Spit. A whole family of Spruce Grouse … more

Alaska Blackcurrant Brownies


Along the pathway near my herb garden, right across from the chicken coop, is a long hedge of blackcurrant bushes. I planted them about 15 years ago and they have become so integral to my cuisine, I can’t imagine life … more

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