This July 2016 photo shows cherry tomatoes with burrata in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Katie Workman via AP)

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata

If you want to end the summer with a bang and be reminded how the best and simplest ingredients produce the most magical results, then… Continue reading

This July 2016 photo shows cherry tomatoes with burrata in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Katie Workman via AP)

Aromatic, flavorful and ready in minutes

A dish full of steamed Thai-Style Mussels and Clams is a little deceiving. For the uninitiated, it appears to be a lot of work and… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About a pig

Boulder Point, Gails Homestead, About 1988 Nikiski, Alaska   “How in the world are you going to haul a pig?” One of my friends asked… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About fishing

Fishing, camping, traveling, visitors and mosquitoes You are truly an Alaskan if you smell like mosquito repellent and fish in the summer. Or campfire smoke and… Continue reading

Peaches and nectarines: Ripe for the taking – and baking

Besides good looks and great color, fresh peaches need to smell like a peach and yield a little to gentle pressure. If they possess those… Continue reading

Rainbow carrots

Servings: 41 pound rainbow carrots, peeled and diagonally sliced into uniform size pieces3 tablespoons olive oil3 tablespoon honeySea saltMinced fresh herbs, such as parsley or… Continue reading


To make an herb pocket: Place a few fresh herb sprigs under the skin of the chicken by forming a “pocket.” To make the pocket,… Continue reading

Roasted Lime Herb Marinated Chicken Breasts

Servings: 44 chicken breasts, rib portion, with skin4 to 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced½ cup olive oil½ cup lime juice¼ cup lemon juice¼ cup… Continue reading

Lime herb Marinated Chicken Breasts and Honey Roasted Rainboe carrots

Marinating chicken breasts can make them moist and succulent rather than dry and barely palatable. The marinade used in the recipe for Roasted Lime-Herb Marinated… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About fishing in the olden days

1967 To 1972 North Kenai Now North Nikiski, Alaska I cannot help but to think back on the year I came to Alaska with my… Continue reading

Cure for the summertime blues: sweet berries, juicy cherries

Every time I market these days, there they are – beautiful berries and chubby, sweet-looking cherries. Whether I have a supply or not, they are… Continue reading

Raspberries are flavorful and nutritional

Sweet and slightly tart, fresh raspberries, available from June until mid-September, are plentiful right now and priced attractively. Not only are they full of health-promoting… Continue reading

About being afraid of big bodies of water and boats

Year 1969 North Kenai, Alaska, now Nikiski, Alaska Arness Dock Growing up in Northern Colorado and coming to Alaska in my 29th year, with 3… Continue reading

Raspberry vinegar

Yield: 2 cups2½ cups (10 ounces) fresh raspberries2 cups (16 ounces) white balsamic vinegar2 teaspoons sugar, optionalCheesecloth for straining vinegarPlace raspberries in a large glass… Continue reading

Chicken in raspberries

Servings: 44 boneless skinless chicken breasts (If chicken breasts are very thick, pound them slightly) All-purpose flourSalt and fresh ground pepper4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter,… Continue reading


RECIPESSALMON OR HALIBUT FAJITA’SVery good! Sauté in a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil1 1/2 sliced onions (Cut the onion in half -… Continue reading

Raspberry fool

Servings: 4 to 61¼ cups heavy whipping cream, used straight from the refrigerator1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted8 ounces fresh raspberries, crushed with a fork and… Continue reading

Basil, the 'King of Herbs,' bursts with summer flavor

Basil, the ‘King of Herbs,’ bursts with summer flavor

The “King of Herbs” to culinarians the world over, basil brings a burst of summer flavor to a wide array of vegetable, meat, fish and… Continue reading

Basil, the 'King of Herbs,' bursts with summer flavor

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000 mile vacation trip

On Our Way Home to North Niksiki, Alaska! October 28, 29, 30, 31   After following the big gravel truck through Grande Prairie and almost… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000 mile trip

Yellowstone ! October, 24, 25, 26, 2000   We had a very short visit at Don and Bobby Ryan’s in Riverton, Wyoming. Bob was worried… Continue reading