Set the Net

Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

Lately it seems everywhere I look I find fresh fruit and herb combinations that are insanely delicious. Some favorites I have had lately include a gorgeous tarragon, rhubarb, and strawberry galette and an incredibly yummy blueberry basil catsup. So when a friend offered me some Lemon Verbena from her garden I eagerly said yes! I …

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All around our small neighborhood where right of ways have been cleared, stumps and tree limbs were piled to decompose. It is in these piles that Bristly Black Currants (Ribes lacustre) are growing rampant. My mission this coming Fall is to try to successfully transplant some more of these bushes into our yard before the …

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Hands down this is my favorite way to eat a chocolate chip cookie. Period. The fresh mint in the soft buttery cookie with chunks of chocolate imparting a sweet crunch… I can’t ask for more… Except perhaps a glass of milk or mug of coffee while sneaking one for breakfast. That is assuming they make …

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   Icicle Seafoods posted to it’s fishermen today $0.75 a pound for sockeye as the grounds price for the 2016 Bristol Bay salmon season. Additionally $0.15 a pound will be paid for chilling. $0.40 for chum, $1.25 for Kings, $0.23 for pinks, and $0.55 for silvers. That is better than 2015 but still leaves quite …

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This summer Bristol Bay has been scoring record breaking temperatures and everything from wild berries to cultivated gardens are being harvested early. Many gardeners I know are hauling in monster zucchini in an abundance that has many seeking new flavorful ways to put these squash to use. For years my favorites have been to make …

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The 2016 Bristol Bay Sockeye salmon season has potentially peaked in some districts and is still going strong in others with the 2 Billionth commercially caught sockeye landed and the crew of the F/V Sea Breeze fishing at the Southline of the Nushagak District for weeks now. We have been busy here on the home …

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