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

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

 

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.

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)
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)

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