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

First, find a beautiful piece of fish

To make Baked Summer Grouper with Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce you’ve got to first find a top rate piece of fish. With grouper being pricey, you’ll… Continue reading


RECIPES 7.13ANTIPASTO SALAD ALASKAN STYLE1 pkg of reindeer sausage, hot link’s or kielbasa or your favorite link sausage3/4 cup Italian salad dressing - oil style6… Continue reading

For the sauce

2 tablespoons butter1 small onion, chopped2 tablespoons all-purpose flour½ cup dry white wine¼ cup water1 tablespoon Dijon mustard½ cup light cream (or half-and-half)½ cup shredded… Continue reading

Grouper with tomato basil cream sauce

Servings: 21 pound grouper fillet, skin removed (the skin is strongly flavored and tough, so be sure to take it off before cooking)All-purpose flour Salt… Continue reading

The fresh tomato sandwich

Near where I live, I find excellent tomatoes at our local farmers markets and at nearby Dempsey Farms on St. Helena Island. (To see “What’s… Continue reading