Set the Net

Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

Muffins can be such a deceiving bakery staple. While touted as a breakfast option often they seem to be just a cupcake without the frosting; a cruel joke if considered a cupcake, a sugar overload if considered a breakfast. Often there is so much sweetness packed into each neatly wrapped treat that they can hardly be considered …

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If pumpkin is out I don’t want to be in. I’m sorry, (read: not sorry) but there is something just so splendid about picking out pumpkins at the farmer’s market and having them grace the table until the time is right to bake them into a spiced, sweet or savory quintessential harvest time meal or …

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Every season I think firmly this is my favorite time of year… only to move to the next and have the same realization that in each season I can find joy. I love everything about the color changes Fall brings upon us. The crisp bite in the air, the frost dusting the foliage on the …

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Dutch Babies were a whole new concept to me not all that long ago. I have for years been a waffle fiend, loving my time spent in Iceland a few years back where waffles graced every afternoon coffee scape. Fresh cream abounded, the berries on the side were fresh picked, and my coffees came in …

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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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