The finished product should have a light, flaky crust and moist fillings, as seen here on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020 in Crystal Falls, Michigan. Finished off with a Michigan made beer, it’s hard to find a better second lunch/early dinner on Christmas Day. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Pasties two ways

Peninsula Clarion columnist Victoria Petersen and Homer News reporter Megan Pacer team up to make the traditional hand pie.

The finished product should have a light, flaky crust and moist fillings, as seen here on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020 in Crystal Falls, Michigan. Finished off with a Michigan made beer, it’s hard to find a better second lunch/early dinner on Christmas Day. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
This flatbread is the perfect vehicle for leftovers. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Stuff on bread

This pizza dough or flatbread, however you want to make it, would be the vehicle for our leftovers.

This flatbread is the perfect vehicle for leftovers. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Essential ingredients for my family’s lemon cake recipe, photographed on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Great-grandma’s lemon cake

It’s not much, but it’s also everything.

Essential ingredients for my family’s lemon cake recipe, photographed on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
My favorite breakfast bagel sandwich from my favorite neighborhood coffee shack, on Jan. 5, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Looking for a few good bagels

Simple ingredients to make your own breakfast sandwich

My favorite breakfast bagel sandwich from my favorite neighborhood coffee shack, on Jan. 5, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion
A chicken patty adds to a simple Japanese-cuisine-inspired noodle bowl.

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Pondering chicken patties

If you have no idea what a chicken patty is, let me take you to the frozen section of Costco, or Three Bears.

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A chicken patty adds to a simple Japanese-cuisine-inspired noodle bowl.
Salmon ready to go in the oven, photographed on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Sasha’s super simple savory salmon

I’m sure everyone on the peninsula who indulges in salmon have their own back-pocket way of making salmon.

Salmon ready to go in the oven, photographed on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Teri Robl's German chocolate cookies, as seen here on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in the kitchen of her Homer, Alaska, home. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Try these scrumptious chocolate cookie, cake recipes

This German chocolate cake cookie recipe caught my eye this holiday season.

Teri Robl's German chocolate cookies, as seen here on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in the kitchen of her Homer, Alaska, home. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Kachemak Cuisine: Bounty of berries makes great ice cream dish
Kachemak Cuisine: Bounty of berries makes great ice cream dish
Kachemak Cuisine: Gathered raspberries, mushrooms inspire recipes
Kachemak Cuisine: Gathered raspberries, mushrooms inspire recipes
Kachemak Cuisine: Plethora of peaches inspires delicious cobbler

Kachemak Cuisine: Plethora of peaches inspires delicious cobbler

When I find myself with more ripe juicy peaches than I can eat, I bake something delicious with them

Kachemak Cuisine: Plethora of peaches inspires delicious cobbler
Ingredients for Farmers Market Pasta Salad are photographed in Homer, Alaska, in July 2020. (Photo by Teri Robl/Homer News)

Kachemak Cuisine: Summer is for salmon and sweets

There’s nothing better than fresh anything.

Ingredients for Farmers Market Pasta Salad are photographed in Homer, Alaska, in July 2020. (Photo by Teri Robl/Homer News)
Kachemak Cuisine: Celebrate the Fourth Alaska style — with salmon

Kachemak Cuisine: Celebrate the Fourth Alaska style — with salmon

We don’t usually do things in the traditional manner up here on July 4.

Kachemak Cuisine: Celebrate the Fourth Alaska style — with salmon
Kachemak Cuisine: Find comfort in hard times by cooking good food

Kachemak Cuisine: Find comfort in hard times by cooking good food

The first tastes of spring for me are rhubarb, fresh-caught fish from Kachemak Bay and chives.

Kachemak Cuisine: Find comfort in hard times by cooking good food
Kachemak Cuisine: Teri’s Special Spinach Salad is perfect for Memorial Day weekend

Kachemak Cuisine: Teri’s Special Spinach Salad is perfect for Memorial Day weekend

This tasty salad is packed with lots of goodies and is substantial enough to be a main course.

Kachemak Cuisine: Teri’s Special Spinach Salad is perfect for Memorial Day weekend
Jane Wiebe’s wheelbarrow of lovely tubers will cause any potato aficionado’s heart to sing. The photo was taken on Oct. 7, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Cuisine: Try these spicy potato recipes

Recall when you tried sriracha for the first time?

Jane Wiebe’s wheelbarrow of lovely tubers will cause any potato aficionado’s heart to sing. The photo was taken on Oct. 7, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
Kachemak Cuisine: Sourdough pancakes are an Alaska classic

Kachemak Cuisine: Sourdough pancakes are an Alaska classic

What makes you forget about this insanity right now?

Kachemak Cuisine: Sourdough pancakes are an Alaska classic
Kachemak Cuisine: Pandemic cooking means being creative — or lucky — with ingredients

Kachemak Cuisine: Pandemic cooking means being creative — or lucky — with ingredients

This week’s recipes: Chicken Marsala and Pisciotta olive oil cake.

Kachemak Cuisine: Pandemic cooking means being creative — or lucky — with ingredients
Salmon, greens and an assortment of spices are combined with noodles to make a creative pasta bowl. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Raiding the freezer, fridge and spice cabinet

Basic salmon patties can be used in an assortment of meals.

Salmon, greens and an assortment of spices are combined with noodles to make a creative pasta bowl. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Asian meatballs made by Teri Robl on March 23, 2020, in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: During uncertain time, slow down and cherish good food

Join me in the kitchen, if only in spirit, and make a pot of soup from scratch.

Asian meatballs made by Teri Robl on March 23, 2020, in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen. (Photo by Teri Robl)
The secret ingredients in Teri Robl’s Oxtail Soup with Root Vegetables and Barley are beef oxtails, as seen here in a soup she made in her kitchen on March 10, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Oxtails are the secret to rich beef stock

One of the best batches of beef barley soup I’ve made.

The secret ingredients in Teri Robl’s Oxtail Soup with Root Vegetables and Barley are beef oxtails, as seen here in a soup she made in her kitchen on March 10, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)