Set the Net

Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

Rhubarb and busy hands are in abundance around here come June every year. With our subsistence net in the water and a good haul of fish under our belts we have been nonstop smoking, canning, and freezing a bounty of salmon. The F/V Sea Breeze launched back on the 20th of June and the guys …

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Community can be defined with infinite variables. The town one lives in, the circle of people one’s philosophies adhere too, the family and friends that make up ones web of contacts. Community can just be a sense of belonging and one can be part of many communities at once. Living in Dillingham, the hub of …

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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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I will take any excuse for cake making I can. I love planning flavors, scheming stylings, the stress involved in stacking layers, & of course eating it… everything about it to me is fun. So when I was asked to make a girlfriend’s baby shower cake with “make it something chocolate-y” as the only stipulation, …

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It’s the holiday season as everyone is keenly aware. I successfully finished nursing school last week and with my free time I now know, I have since thrown myself head first into holiday projects, trying to get the most out of everyday. Today in particular is the winter solstice – the shortest day of the …

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Hiking, baking & berrypicking are near the top of my favorite activities list, and when they are done with family it only enhances the pleasure. This past Monday, we caught a few rays of sun and found some very late harvest plump wild blueberries on a hike up China Cap here in Dillingham. China Cap …

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