Pioneer Potluck: About another “Traveling with Bernie” story

1992 Nikiski, Alaska Have you ever had a dear friend that is such a delight to be around? Have you ever flown with a friend… Continue reading

Enjoy cold salad for lunch

Lettuce, rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces Slices of cheese and meat of choiceOlivesHard-boiled eggRaw vegetables, cut up, optionalHalved cherry tomatoesFresh basil leaves, tornVinaigrette… Continue reading

A storage tank,  wooden whiskey barrels and cider cans are displayed at the Downeast Cider House home office Friday, July 24, 2015, in Boston. The company expects to produce 17,000 barrels of cider this year, more than doubling overall production compared to last year. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Hard cider that is worth drinking

BOSTON — There was a day not so long ago when this country had squat to offer as far as hard ciders. And for those… Continue reading

A storage tank,  wooden whiskey barrels and cider cans are displayed at the Downeast Cider House home office Friday, July 24, 2015, in Boston. The company expects to produce 17,000 barrels of cider this year, more than doubling overall production compared to last year. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Best homemade white cake around if you ask me.

Yield: Three 8 x 2-inch layers3¼ cups (375 g) cake flour, sifted1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon baking powder¾ teaspoon salt2¼ cups (450 g) superfine sugar¾… Continue reading

Caribou Chill

Caribou ChiliDee Rusin, KenaiOne cold and wintry nightCaribou chili hit the spotSo how do you make itThis answer I gotAny real Alaskan womanKnows just what… Continue reading

Savor summer with spicy, sweet zucchini cakes

No matter the source, home garden, farmers market or your favorite grocery store, there’s no better time to enjoy zucchini, a variety of summer squash,… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About Bernie and I returning from Colorado

Anchorage Airport, 1996   We had stayed so long on the ground in Denver, because of a lightening, thunder, rain storm, our arrival time in… Continue reading

Get your spice on with plant-based Indian cuisine

Vegan or not, Richa Hingle’s first cookbook, “Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook” is worth exploring. Though exotic and… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About more of Bernie and my travels to Colorado

Boulder, Colorado and Denver International Airport 1996   Our trip visiting relatives and friends was over and time to return to Alaska. I was staying… Continue reading

This June 22, 2015 photo shows, from top right clockwise, Korean chili flakes, gochujang, ssamjang, perilla leaves, and fish sauce in Concord, N.H. The rise of Korean food in the U.S. is driven by its pantry ingredients, not traditional restaurants. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Try Makgeoli

Everywhere you look, Korean food is screaming off the trend charts. Kimchee has become a household condiment. Korean barbecue is universally loved. Gochujang is about… Continue reading

This June 22, 2015 photo shows, from top right clockwise, Korean chili flakes, gochujang, ssamjang, perilla leaves, and fish sauce in Concord, N.H. The rise of Korean food in the U.S. is driven by its pantry ingredients, not traditional restaurants. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This June 22, 2015 photo shows breakfast for dinner spaghetti in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Serving breakfast for dinner

This is the ultimate breakfast-for-dinner dish: bacon, eggs and toast (in the form of buttery crumbs), combined with spaghetti. Comfort food to the highest degree,… Continue reading

This June 22, 2015 photo shows breakfast for dinner spaghetti in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Pioneer Potluck: About Estes Park Colorado

About Estes Park, Colorado My Trip with Bernie 1996   As I said last week, Estes Park has changed, big and crowded, especially in the… Continue reading

Grannie Annie Recipes

RECIPES:APPLESAUCE CAKEThis is a requested repeat from the a friend at the Kenai Veterinary Clinic.Cream in a mixer bowl:1/2 cup butter at room temp1 cup… Continue reading

Eat broccoli and love it

Eat broccoli and love it

On a recent visit to Charleston, my hubby and I enjoyed a delightful dinner at Virginia’s on King, a restaurant that specializes in “upscale lowcountry… Continue reading

Eat broccoli and love it
Broccoli corn bread

Broccoli corn bread

This recipe has been scaled down from the bulk version Chef Eddie uses at Virginia’s on King, in Charleston. Baked in a half sheet pan,… Continue reading

Broccoli corn bread
Basil Cream

Basil Cream

½ cup heavy cream, scalded¼ cup fresh basil leaves, tornPlace basil leaves in the bottom of a 1-cup glass measuring cup or pitcher. With a… Continue reading

Basil Cream
cream of Broccoli Suoup

cream of Broccoli Suoup

2 tablespoons olive oil1 medium onion, chopped1 stalk celery, chopped3 (14.5-ounce) cans chicken broth1 bunch broccoli (about 1½ pounds), cut into florets, stems peeled and… Continue reading

cream of Broccoli Suoup

Pioneer Potluck: About picnics

Estes Park, Colorado 1948-49 Kenai, Alaska 2015 As I mentioned last week, our Fourth of July picnic at the park in Fort Collins, was most… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2015
  • By Ann 'Grannie Annie' Berg
  • LifeFood
Kitchen Ade: Strawberry Ice Cream

Kitchen Ade: Strawberry Ice Cream

2 cups whole strawberries, rinsed and hulled* 2 tablespoons sugar 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 small (5-ounce) can evaporated milk 1 cup heavy… Continue reading

Kitchen Ade: Strawberry Ice Cream
Kitchen Ade: Fruity Pebbles Confetti Ice Cream Squares

Kitchen Ade: Fruity Pebbles Confetti Ice Cream Squares

½ cup unsalted butter, softened ¾ cup sugar 1 large egg 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1½ cups all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt… Continue reading

Kitchen Ade: Fruity Pebbles Confetti Ice Cream Squares