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.

 

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
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the pedestrian lane: Kids!

Every time I turn on the news I hear another thing that sets my teeth on edge.

Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Minister’s Message: Providing your grandchild with Christ’s spiritual legacy

So many grandparents think their role is to spoil them, fill them up with sugar and send them home.

  • Oct 31, 2019

Pioneer Potluck: Trip to Colorado, Part II: What memories are made of

This week’s recipes: Susan’s Insta-pot beef teriyaki and Mexican chocolate-cherry cake

  • Oct 29, 2019
Dried corn also can be seen with pumpkins all over Wisconsin at roadside stands, as seen here in this photo taken on Oct. 14, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Wisconsin visit inspires Dutch baby ham-and-cheese recipe

I wanted to share a gloriously puffed-up Parmesan, Fontina, and country ham-studded Dutch baby.

Dried corn also can be seen with pumpkins all over Wisconsin at roadside stands, as seen here in this photo taken on Oct. 14, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Grannie Annie’s sister, Ginger, can be seen holding her teddybear in this photo taken in June, 1945. (Photo courtesy Ann Berg)

Pioneer Potluck: When Dad left Ginger at the church

Chicken lasagna, rice, Hungarian mushroom soup, cornmeal biscuits

  • Oct 15, 2019
Grannie Annie’s sister, Ginger, can be seen holding her teddybear in this photo taken in June, 1945. (Photo courtesy Ann Berg)
<em>Will Morrow lives in Kenai. Email him at wkmorrow@ptialaska.net.</em>

Rolling through changes

I think my kids are going to come home to find it’s their parents who have changed.

  • Oct 12, 2019
<em>Will Morrow lives in Kenai. Email him at wkmorrow@ptialaska.net.</em>
Ann Berg

Pioneer Potluck: Memories from the past

Sunshine cake, frank fritters, California pork chops and beans, Russian dressing, eggless mayonnaise

  • Oct 8, 2019
Ann Berg

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Travel Time

We visited family and friends, drove back roads, ate out and took advantage of being on vacation.

  • Oct 5, 2019
Nick Varney
Nick Varney