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Asian meatballs made by Teri Robl on March 23, 2020, in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: During uncertain time, slow down and cherish good food

Join me in the kitchen, if only in spirit, and make a pot of soup from scratch.

 

The secret ingredients in Teri Robl’s Oxtail Soup with Root Vegetables and Barley are beef oxtails, as seen here in a soup she made in her kitchen on March 10, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Oxtails are the secret to rich beef stock

One of the best batches of beef barley soup I’ve made.

 

Cora Trowbridge stands by her art, “Behind the Mask,” on March 6, 2020, at the Disability Art Show at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Artists look at disability in Homer Council on the Arts show

Each artist includes a statement about their experience with disability.

 

A collection of Deborah Poore’s paintings at Grace Ridge Brewery on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. “It’s an interesting hanging space there,” she said of the display area at the brewery. “You’re really presenting those pieces as a collage. You have to squish them together.” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

In retirement, Deborah Poore returns to her art

“When I do my art, it’s a celebration of the things close to me that I love.”

A collection of Deborah Poore’s paintings at Grace Ridge Brewery on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. “It’s an interesting hanging space there,” she said of the display area at the brewery. “You’re really presenting those pieces as a collage. You have to squish them together.” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Tamara Wilson’s “Yellow Tough,” as seen at the First Friday opening on Feb. 15, 2020, of her show, “Macaroni and Cheese,” at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Tamara Wilson’s “Yellow Tough,” as seen at the First Friday opening on Feb. 15, 2020, of her show, “Macaroni and Cheese,” at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Cuisine: Cold and snowy days offer perfect time to try new recipes

Recipes: Crisp Gnocchi and Brussels Sprouts in Brown Butter, Breakfast Slab Pie

Charlotte Bird’s “Wilderness Mosaic” was created in response to composer Christina Rusnak’s “Tundra Tapestry.” Her work is part of “Denali Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness,” a collaboration between artists and composers showing Feb. 7-May. 25, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pratt exhibit features art inspired by Denali music

‘We all have a response to Denali in different ways.’

Charlotte Bird’s “Wilderness Mosaic” was created in response to composer Christina Rusnak’s “Tundra Tapestry.” Her work is part of “Denali Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness,” a collaboration between artists and composers showing Feb. 7-May. 25, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer Native artist leaves state, national and international legacy

“He took traditional themes and topics and just completely did them his own way — I mean, completely.”

Photo courtesy Telluride Mountainfilm
                                This image from one of the 2018 Telluride Mountainfilm festival short films shows a woman riding a mountain bike. A condensed version of the film festival will be shown in Homer at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday at Homer Mariner Theatre at Homer High School.

Telluride Mountainfilm festival comes on tour to Homer

The festival will also come to Soldotna next week.

Photo courtesy Telluride Mountainfilm
                                This image from one of the 2018 Telluride Mountainfilm festival short films shows a woman riding a mountain bike. A condensed version of the film festival will be shown in Homer at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday at Homer Mariner Theatre at Homer High School.

Kachemak Cuisine: Make tasty oyster dishes with fresh, local seafood

The oysters farmed in Kachemak Bay are some of the best anywhere.

Carla Cope and her daughter, Nova, pose next to their paintings at left at the Nov. 8, 2019, opening of the 10x10 show at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. Nova painted the background elements to the paintings and her mother added to that. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Cope’s ‘Burst’ show sparks light in dark of winter

Cope has been an almost lifelong artist who knew from age 2 she wanted to create.

Carla Cope and her daughter, Nova, pose next to their paintings at left at the Nov. 8, 2019, opening of the 10x10 show at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. Nova painted the background elements to the paintings and her mother added to that. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Steve Walli speaks Dec. 12, 2019, at “Homestead Kids 3,” at the annual meeting of the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Homestead Kids’ remember early days

“We called her ‘hillbillies’ and we were fishermen, but she called us ‘beach rats.’”

Steve Walli speaks Dec. 12, 2019, at “Homestead Kids 3,” at the annual meeting of the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Cuisine: New Orleans barbecue shrimp makes a great holiday dish

Huge, juicy shrimp dripping with butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and spices

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.

New Pratt book gives personal history of Homer

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

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)
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)
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)
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)