Set the Net

Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

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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    Basically the only vegetable I can grow without a hitch is a radish. Radishes are one of springs first offerings and they keep producing in rotating crops through out the growing season. My little daughters love plucking them from the garden rows, washing them in the sink quickly, only to eat their tangy …

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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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      The leaves are beginning to turn here in Bristol Bay. The tundra shifting from greens and tiny vibrant blooms to deep rich maroons and yellows, signaling Fall is arriving. Fish and berries fill our freezer and moose hunting season began on the 20th, with several of our friends posting early successes on …

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The 2017 Bristol Bay sockeye season was one for the books! With the fourth largest harvest on record and a return that blew the ADF&G’s preseason forecast out of the water, salmon more than ever is our livelihood. I feel I have spoken at length regarding why salmon is so important, but I find I …

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The mighty Chinook Salmon or King Salmon is the largest of the five species of salmon in Alaska. Every year their arrival is much anticipated throughout the state, global markets, and in local nets here in Bristol Bay. It’s fat rich meat & delicate texture is prized for smoking, grilling, cutting into traditional strips, baking …

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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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