Food and Drink

Onions, carrots and chicken broth are topped off with warm dumplings in this classic recipe. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A meal to warm up sleepy snow days

Chicken and dumplings are a simple, homey classic

Onions, carrots and chicken broth are topped off with warm dumplings in this classic recipe. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Blueberries and lemonade can be combined to create a base for a number of drinks. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Adventures in tasting

A young chef tries out blueberry lemonade

Blueberries and lemonade can be combined to create a base for a number of drinks. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Golden Soup mixes cauliflower, onions and apples and can be made in one pot. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Golden soup offers a healthy reprieve after holiday indulgence

On the off days between the trips and celebrations I find it necessary to eat strategically

Golden Soup mixes cauliflower, onions and apples and can be made in one pot. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Cranberry sauce made from scratch with hand-picked berries makes a special holiday treat. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Foraging with love and gratitude

Gathered and prepared by hand, cranberries brighten a Thanksgiving feast

Cranberry sauce made from scratch with hand-picked berries makes a special holiday treat. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Oxtails are cooked with onions, garlic and daikon. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A bowl full of medicine

Oxtail soup makes a healing winter meal

Oxtails are cooked with onions, garlic and daikon. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Korean red pepper paste adds heat to this Mapo tofu recipe. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A spicy meal to burn away the sadness

This hearty meal can be adjusted to be as mild or spicy as you wish

Korean red pepper paste adds heat to this Mapo tofu recipe. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
A pumpkin spice roll with cream cheese filling is photographed on Oct. 31, 2022, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A little holiday indulgence for the pumpkin obsessed

A pumpkin spice roll kicks off the season

A pumpkin spice roll with cream cheese filling is photographed on Oct. 31, 2022, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Onions are sauteed, doused in broth and then topped off with cheese and bread in this recipe for French Onion Soup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Soup for sisters

I spent last Saturday with my sister for our birthday, and we squeezed all the fun we could out of it

Onions are sauteed, doused in broth and then topped off with cheese and bread in this recipe for French Onion Soup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
This chocolate zucchini bread is easy and simply loaded with chocolate. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Sweets for a sweetheart’s lunchbox

This chocolate zucchini bread is easy and simply loaded with chocolate

This chocolate zucchini bread is easy and simply loaded with chocolate. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Mild and comforting wild mushroom risotto is stirred slowly as stock and mushrooms are added. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Risotto to get lost in

This wild mushroom risotto is mild and comforting

Mild and comforting wild mushroom risotto is stirred slowly as stock and mushrooms are added. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
These labor-intensive pierogies can be made in large batches and frozen for future meals. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Pierogies — Europe’s beloved carb

My recipe is for a savory potato, onion and cheese filled version that will make any carb-lover smile.

These labor-intensive pierogies can be made in large batches and frozen for future meals. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Candy pecans make a sweet snack to enjoy on excursions. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Road trip reimagined

Candied pecans accompany more subdued wandering

Candy pecans make a sweet snack to enjoy on excursions. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Sweet and tart cranberry pecan oat bars are photographed. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Cranberries to match the bright colors of fall

Delicious cranberry pecan oat bars are sweet and tart

Sweet and tart cranberry pecan oat bars are photographed. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Bulkogi Stew, a mixture of beef steak, potato starch noodles, green onions and broth, is enjoyed as part of the Korean harvest festival, Chuseok. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A hearty stew to celebrate harvest and loved ones

Bulkogi Stew makes for a perfect drizzly Chuseok in Alaska

Bulkogi Stew, a mixture of beef steak, potato starch noodles, green onions and broth, is enjoyed as part of the Korean harvest festival, Chuseok. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
This German chocolate cake is rich and decadent and looks beautiful with a sparkling candle on top. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: A rich cake for a rich life

German chocolate cake celebrates a life well lived

This German chocolate cake is rich and decadent and looks beautiful with a sparkling candle on top. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Rosemary bread. (Photo by Tressa Dale)

Bread: Simple, yet sensitive

For something so simple, bread sure is easy to ruin. I’ve made easily a hundred loaves at home in my life, and every time the… Continue reading

Rosemary bread. (Photo by Tressa Dale)
Jam brightens up any plate. (Photo by Tressa Dale)

Jammin’

An excellent way to preserve berries

Jam brightens up any plate. (Photo by Tressa Dale)
This version of Swedish meatballs features larger meatballs made of all beef instead of the traditional beef/pork combination. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Meatballs and weddings

When my husband and I got married, Swedish meatballs were served as part of our dinner spread

This version of Swedish meatballs features larger meatballs made of all beef instead of the traditional beef/pork combination. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
The procedure for this quick kimchi is much less labor-intensive than the traditional whole head method, and takes less time to ferment, making it ideal for first time kimchi-makers. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Garden fail — but kitchen win nonetheless

This quick kimchi technique is less labor-intensive than the traditional method

The procedure for this quick kimchi is much less labor-intensive than the traditional whole head method, and takes less time to ferment, making it ideal for first time kimchi-makers. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Homemade garlic naan is served with a meal of palak tofu, butter chicken, basmati rice and cucumber salad. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Naan for a crowd

When it comes to feeding a group, planning is key

Homemade garlic naan is served with a meal of palak tofu, butter chicken, basmati rice and cucumber salad. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)