Ann Berg

Homesteading in Nikiski without power

In our younger days I cooked every meal on the woodstove, as we lived here for 5 years without power

  • Dec 10, 2019

 

The gear hound evolves

Maybe it started when I was a little kid, and the Sears catalogue would show up in the mail.

  • Dec 7, 2019

 

Minister’s Message: How Christmas got its festive trees and twinkling lights

There is a tradition of lights and trees going back to before my ancestors converted to Christianity

  • Dec 5, 2019

 

Ann Berg

How Pioneer Potluck got started

Recipes for tomato salsa, crockpot moose roast and curried seafood salad

  • Dec 3, 2019
Ann Berg

Unhinged Alaska: Politics as a sidedish … not a good idea

I should have let sleeping idiots lie. Did I? Nope.

(File)

Minister’s Message: Basking in an intentional moment of thankfulness

I am long past feeling the need to get “my fair share” of fabulous bargains.

  • Nov 28, 2019
(File)

Kachemak Cuisine: The experts agree: Don’t mess with Thanksgiving traditions

Thanksgiving and Christmas are not the times when you should exercise your kitchen skills.

Ann Berg

Pioneer Potluck: So many memories arise around the holidays

I had to make new Thanksgiving traditions here in Alaska.

  • Nov 26, 2019
Ann Berg
<strong>• By Virginia Walters, For the Peninsula Clarion</strong>
                                Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Holidays, time to eat

It’s that time of year to pull out the old recipe box and find something that brings back memories.

  • Nov 23, 2019
<strong>• By Virginia Walters, For the Peninsula Clarion</strong>
                                Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

New Pratt book gives personal history of Homer

Using narratives and family photographs, the book covers the 60 years of Homer’s growth.

Remembering old-fashioned Thanksgiving on the farm

The McClure old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinners of the past created wonderful memories for me.

  • Nov 19, 2019
Roasted butternut squash tossed green salad offers a new take on traditional Thanksgiving meal flavors, as seen here ion Nov. 12, 2019, in Teri Robl’s kitchen in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Spice up Thanksgiving with butternut squash salad

From year to year, the guests at our table may have changed, but the food served hasn’t much at all.

Roasted butternut squash tossed green salad offers a new take on traditional Thanksgiving meal flavors, as seen here ion Nov. 12, 2019, in Teri Robl’s kitchen in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

History Lessons: Coming in for the Landing: An Origin Story

Jim’s Landing honors two close friends: James (“Big Jim”) O’Brien and James (“Little Jim”) Dunmire.

  • Nov 16, 2019
The envelope to a letter to a soldier in France during World War I is seen here. The letter was discovered among family archives. (Photo courtesy Ann Berg)

Pioneer Potluck: Sharing memories in honor of Veterans Day

“Thank you to all the veterans, past and present, good Luck and Long Life.”

  • Nov 12, 2019
The envelope to a letter to a soldier in France during World War I is seen here. The letter was discovered among family archives. (Photo courtesy Ann Berg)
<strong>• By Will Morrow, For the Peninsula Clarion</strong>

An emptiness outside

I know there are a lot of peninsula residents missing trees right now, after the Swan Lake fire.

  • Nov 9, 2019
<strong>• By Will Morrow, For the Peninsula Clarion</strong>

Minister’s Message: Do you remember?

What if “remembering” was an actual call and response to engagement?

  • Nov 7, 2019
An oil painting by Jen DePesa hangs on the wall during a First Friday art exhibit opening Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. The exhibit features art by students in a class taught at the college by Asia Freeman. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

KBC students explore color in Freeman painting class

The bright, dynamic colors illustrate a technique that dates back to the Old Masters.

An oil painting by Jen DePesa hangs on the wall during a First Friday art exhibit opening Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. The exhibit features art by students in a class taught at the college by Asia Freeman. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The family tradition of cookie baking during the holidays has been carried through generations of “Grannie Annie” Berg’s family. Above, a tray of holiday favorites. (Photo courtesy Ann Berg)

Pioneer Potluck: All about cookie-baking traditions

I guess I learned very early about sugar cookies from my Grandma Cogswell.

  • Nov 5, 2019
The family tradition of cookie baking during the holidays has been carried through generations of “Grannie Annie” Berg’s family. Above, a tray of holiday favorites. (Photo courtesy Ann Berg)
A little bit of pumpkin butter is the perfect complement to Teri Robl’s pumpkin bread, as in here in her kitchen on Oct. 29, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Cooking with pumpkin and squash is perfect for rainy fall days

Fall brings us pumpkins, squash, mushrooms, cranberries, apples and pears. I love them all.

A little bit of pumpkin butter is the perfect complement to Teri Robl’s pumpkin bread, as in here in her kitchen on Oct. 29, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Nick Varney

Unhinged Alaska: Once upon a phone call

“Why don’t ya cut out the jester routine and get down to some serious investigative reporting?”

Nick Varney