Kachemak Cuisine: Unusual hot days call for cool treat like Raspberry Swamp Pie

What in the world are we all going to do with all the raspberries we picked and froze?

 

About Estes Park, Bernie and bikinis

Oxtail soup, long-branch potatoes, chocolate peanut butter sheet cake, banana split dessert

 

Pioneer Potluck: My trip with Bernie to Denver and about being Irish

This week’s recipes include pineapple pie, sausage gravy and potato dumplings

 

Pioneer Potluck: Dropping the connection

This week’s recipes: sauerkraut casserole, lemon ginger salmon, banana split dessert

Pioneer Potluck: About cold weather and keeping warm

This week’s recipes: Moist applesauce-lemon muffins, pecan puffs and German-style mac-n-cheese

Pioneer Potluck: The big move to Alaska

Mexican chicken stew, Italian chicken, Spoon puddin’ with apples

Grannie Annie: A story about bread

1969 And a story ABOUT HOMEMADE BREAD. We had a wonderful fun winter in 1969 on Daniels Lake. The kids made good use of the… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About living at Daniels Lake

1969 And a story ABOUT HOME MADE BREAD. We had a wonderful fun winter in 1969 on Daniels Lake. The kids made good use of… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About words we used and fun sayings!

I grew up with all kinds of fun sayings. Our Dad had some that I am sure he made up! Grandpa Cogswell had some that… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Shop Talk: Fresh365 provides fresh greens

Fresh365, a hydroponic farm atop Whistle Hill in Soldotna, is looking to innovate how farmers and restaurateurs do business on the Kenai Peninsula. Owned by… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: Ready for winter — Canning, freezing garden’s bounty

This is the time of year in Alaska that we put things away that we drug out of their winter hiding place. They go back… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: Memories of Costco

The State Of Alaska sends residents who have lived here for one year a check that was at one time an overflow of money from… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: In celebration of my little brother Jim McClure’s 71st birthday

By Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 would have been my little brother Jim McClure’s 71 birthday. I remember the morning my Dad… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: Eggless, milkless, butterless cake

Eggless, milkless, butterless cake I have a wonderful recipe that Mom sent to me in 1967 when I first got to Alaska with very little… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About memories of Grandpa and Grandma Cogswell

Grandma Freda Cogswell was my mother’s Mom. She was born in 1895 and died in 1976. Her birthday was the 15th of September, which brings… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About your very first day at school

I was five years old when I started school, no pre-kindergarten, no kindergarten, no preschool. (And that was really the name of the school!) My… Continue reading

Dan Bilyeu of Northern Lights Mushrooms sells oyster mushrooms and a large variety of peppers, including scotch bonnets, jalapenos, poblanos and more at the Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 Farmers Fresh Market at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Produce is plentiful as farmers market season is wrapping up

Despite the unexpected sunny August weather, summer is wrapping up, which means only a few more opportunities to shop local at farmers markets. Dan Bilyeu… Continue reading

Dan Bilyeu of Northern Lights Mushrooms sells oyster mushrooms and a large variety of peppers, including scotch bonnets, jalapenos, poblanos and more at the Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 Farmers Fresh Market at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

About Dad’s hat and Sunday school

1940-50’s on a farm east of Fort Collins, Colorado As I begin this article I want to thank all the veterans of all the wars… Continue reading

Joe Spady stands in front of his food truck, Joe’s Meatball Shoppe, on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. Spady rents his truck through Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District, who offers the converted trailer for people interested in a test kitchen and small business development, with a focus on Alaska grown products. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Food on the go: Trucks help local chefs make restaurants a reality

The peninsula food scene Joe Spady grew up with is much different than the food scene in the area now. The 30-year-old, who opened Joe’s… Continue reading

Joe Spady stands in front of his food truck, Joe’s Meatball Shoppe, on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. Spady rents his truck through Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District, who offers the converted trailer for people interested in a test kitchen and small business development, with a focus on Alaska grown products. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

About our visitors to Alaska

Fishing, camping, traveling, visitors and mosquitos — you are truly an Alaskan if you smell like mosquito repellent and fish. Or campfire smoke and mosquito… Continue reading