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Blue Cheese and Onion Tart

We spotted two returning trumpeter swans a few days ago and I swear I heard a duck quack early this morning. Suddenly, in the light of day, all my windows badly need washing. It’s early breakup in Southcentral Alaska, a … more


I returned from France to our remote Alaska cabin with a gougère habit that is still present today. Gougères are so beloved in our kitchen, both as a teaching subject and as an object of culinary desire, we make them … more

No Knead Bread

The comfort of bread Whenever I face complicated or difficult times, I seem to gravitate towards the largest mixing bowl on my shelf. I fill it with flour, yeast, salt and water. Then I start the process of making a … more

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Ice cream social The trail signs have been taken down now and the orange markers have been pulled out of the snow.  The checkers, vets, and the last of the 15 dropped dogs at the Finger Lake checkpoint have flown … more

Homemade Corn Tortillas

From the Iditarod Trail to my kitchen table At Winterlake Lodge, where I live during the winter months, the kitchen is wide and open. A bank of stoves and prep areas fill the far wall. A big wooden kitchen table … more

Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons

Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons

A taste of Morocco Recently, in the deepest part of winter, I momentarily hung up my bunny boots and facemask and took a trip to Morocco. I went to learn about art and music, to see a few friends, and, … more

Salad Greens with Lemon Cheese and Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar

Garden fever In our kitchen, we’ve been feasting mostly on winter fare — rich braised dishes, beets, cabbage, and potatoes. But this morning I woke up with garden fever. I know my garden is lying deep beneath feet of snow … more

Raspberry Marshmallows with Hot Chocolate

Love in a mug Living in a backcountry lodge in Alaska can be hard work and long hours, no doubt. There are times when the vegetables arrive from Anchorage already frozen or not in very good shape right off the … more

Winter Kimchi

Kimchi with salmon

Kimchi can be seen as a metaphor for Alaskans – many people, cultures and cuisines have moved to Alaska making our local food culture a rich tapestry of tastes and styles. This is a great winter condiment to have on … more

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