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Sockeye Salmon Burgers

With the end of June approaching quickly, I take pause to consider my summer so far and look back to measure it against summers past.  Garden: not an early start this year and the ground is still a little cold, … more

DIY Pasta Dough

It’s pasta day in the kitchen. We are making orecchiette, the little thumbprint-shaped, or more accurately, ear-shaped pasta from Southern Italy. I like orecchiette particularly for catching and holding saucy flavors into small-cupped crevices. We’re also making ribboned pasta with … more

Rhubarb Cherry Chutney with Cheese Plate

Every evening at Winterlake Lodge, an hour before dinner, we set out appetizers at the bar. The biggest feature of our appetizer hour is always the animated conversation about adventures of the day, but we also always offer an interesting … more

Asparagus Risotto with Mint and Lemon

We’ve been hitting the garden centers hard this past week and planting herbs and flowers like crazy. It’s a frenetic time of the year — new employees at our lodges, getting cabins guest-ready, and keeping one eye open for the … more

Rhubarb Honey Cake

A few weeks ago, with only a quick phone call as warning, I inherited an orphaned “package” of honeybees. A friend of mine needed a good home for them before leaving the state. I hadn’t planned on keeping any bees … more

Papaya Seviche

I received a message in my inbox today from a restaurant asking me to please not contact them anymore. For the past five years, I have been contacting a restaurant in Spain requesting a reservation for dinner for two. I … more

Arepas with Smoked Salmon and Spring Onion

Last year, my husband Carl and I bought a small piece of property across a pretty little lagoon from our house in Tutka Bay, on the south side of Kachemak Bay. The previous owner had towed a derelict crabbing boat … more

Brioche Muffins

My mother is in town painting a mural of a tree trunk and branches onto the back wall of our small Homer Spit retail store. She is the only artistic one in our family as far as I can tell. … more

Sautéed Chicken with Zucchini and Couscous

Any chef will tell you that one of the most important ingredients in a well-stocked kitchen is a steady supply of good, high-quality chicken stock, on hand at all times to go into dishes from soups to sauces. Most traditional … more

French Macaroons

In a survey of a few of my favorite French cookbooks, I notice a trend with macaroon recipes. None of them are the same. Some recipes call to grind almonds with flour, others insist on two-day old eggs (this is … more

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