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)
Kachemak Cuisine: Cold and snowy days offer perfect time to try new recipes

Kachemak Cuisine: Cold and snowy days offer perfect time to try new recipes

Recipes: Crisp Gnocchi and Brussels Sprouts in Brown Butter, Breakfast Slab Pie

Kachemak Cuisine: Cold and snowy days offer perfect time to try new recipes
Kachemak Cuisine: Stir-fried moose combines Chinese tastes with Alaska flavors
Kachemak Cuisine: Stir-fried moose combines Chinese tastes with Alaska flavors
Kachemak Cuisine: Make tasty oyster dishes with fresh, local seafood

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

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

Kachemak Cuisine: Make tasty oyster dishes with fresh, local seafood
Kachemak Cuisine: New Orleans barbecue shrimp makes a great holiday dish

Kachemak Cuisine: New Orleans barbecue shrimp makes a great holiday dish

Huge, juicy shrimp dripping with butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and spices

Kachemak Cuisine: New Orleans barbecue shrimp makes a great holiday dish
Kachemak Cuisine: The experts agree: Don’t mess with Thanksgiving traditions

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.

Kachemak Cuisine: The experts agree: Don’t mess with Thanksgiving traditions
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

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?

Kachemak Cuisine: Unusual hot days call for cool treat like Raspberry Swamp Pie
About Estes Park, Bernie and bikinis

About Estes Park, Bernie and bikinis

Oxtail soup, long-branch potatoes, chocolate peanut butter sheet cake, banana split dessert

  • Mar 27, 2019
  • By ANN “GRANNIE ANNIE” BERG Peninsula Clarion
  • LifeFood
About Estes Park, Bernie and bikinis
Pioneer Potluck: My trip with Bernie to Denver and about being Irish

Pioneer Potluck: My trip with Bernie to Denver and about being Irish

This week’s recipes include pineapple pie, sausage gravy and potato dumplings

  • Mar 12, 2019
  • By Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg
  • LifeFood
Pioneer Potluck: My trip with Bernie to Denver and about being Irish

Pioneer Potluck: Dropping the connection

This week’s recipes: sauerkraut casserole, lemon ginger salmon, banana split dessert

  • Feb 19, 2019
  • By ANN “GRANNIE ANNIE” BERG Pioneer Potluck
  • LifeFood
Pioneer Potluck: About cold weather and keeping warm

Pioneer Potluck: About cold weather and keeping warm

This week’s recipes: Moist applesauce-lemon muffins, pecan puffs and German-style mac-n-cheese

  • Feb 12, 2019
  • By Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg
  • LifeFood
Pioneer Potluck: About cold weather and keeping warm
Pioneer Potluck: The big move to Alaska

Pioneer Potluck: The big move to Alaska

Mexican chicken stew, Italian chicken, Spoon puddin’ with apples

  • Feb 5, 2019
  • By Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg
  • LifeFood
Pioneer Potluck: The big move to Alaska
Grannie Annie: A story about bread

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

  • Jan 30, 2019
  • By Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg
  • LifeFood
Grannie Annie: A story about bread
Pioneer Potluck: About living at Daniels Lake

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

  • Jan 23, 2019
  • By Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg
  • LifeFood
Pioneer Potluck: About living at Daniels Lake