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Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

Spring and summer to me smell like salmon, fresh wind off the waves, and smoke wafting in from the smokehouse fire. With the recent increase in daylight and gloriously warming sun filtering in through the windows I can almost smell what is to come… Monday, March 20th was the spring equinox, also called the March …

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Some weeks call for comfort. For bowls steaming with richness, love and warmth. Cooking is how I find I can communicate best – from times of grief to times of joy; food is the tie, for me, that binds. Even when one’s stomach is not hungry a soul can be fed with a kind gesture, …

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It has taken me a few years to get on the Bacon Jam bandwagon. I just wasn’t seeing the value in the extra glazing and cooking when bacon is in and of itself pretty darn great already, but boy am I sorry. A week ago I was in Anchorage taking my NCLEX, the licensure test …

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Want a sweet treat this Valentine’s Day? Enter to win a gift wrapped box of Set the Net’s very own handcrafted Nushagak Black Crack Toasted Coconut Coffee Toffee & a packet of hand picked dried wild Alaska Shooting Star seed pods! To enter: Follow the Set the Net blog if you haven’t already, then comment …

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Last summer I made an epic trade. For every pound of Bristol Bay salmon I shipped to a girlfriend up in Talkeetna, Alaska she in return sent me a can of Denali Brewing Company beer…Single Engine Red, Twister Creek IPA, Mother Ale, and my favorite the Chuli Stout. Since receiving this stash of brews, I …

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It is frigidly cold outside currently in Bristol Bay with the temperature dipping below -15 degrees Fahrenheit as I write this, my breath freezing in the air as I went to retrieve fish from our outside freezer earlier. Many mornings the branches of the trees in our yard have been heavy with hoar frost as …

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Nearly everyone I know has a banana bread recipe they like to bake. I am no different, though the banana bread I prefer is one a bit more hearty than it’s cake like compadres. This loaf isn’t cloyingly sweet, instead it is rich with a dark molasses tang and has almost crisp oats dotting the loaf …

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