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Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

Mother’s Day is less than a week away people … and I can think of no better way to say I love you than presenting her with some Alaskan made love! Here’s a few things on my list…  Mandy Bernard @homesteadingroatsers on Instagram is based in Homer, AK and creates amazing silkscreen prints inspired by …

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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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The slow and misty mornings this time of year seem to stretch half the day with the sun not cresting the horizon until nearly 9am, and it’s only going to get darker as we creep through the season. Spruce grouse are most visible at dawn and dusk and the belated changing of the light offers them …

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This sandwich is as delicious as it is pretty, filled with Bristol Bay catches, bold, simple flavors, and fresh market goodies. Canned salmon and Deckhand Seafoods Togiak Smoked Herring are the flavor base on a crusty baguette. Traditionally this nicçoise salad sandwich features anchovies and tuna but in Bristol Bay where jarred salmon lines my …

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As I write this, it’s just after supper, it turned out so yummy and simply I needed to sit down and tell you about it. Ramen, particularly this ramen, is somewhat of a staple around our house. It is a bowl of possibilities that is full of that umami flavor and satisfying warmth. Pack it …

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For several months now I have had an obsession of the cheesecake variety. I wanted a rich, creamy, not overly sweet, decadent cheesecake. I wanted it mini, I wanted it to stand up to a variety of toppings, and I wanted it easy… but real. Now I don’t think this too much to ask of …

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It is late August here in Bristol Bay and like our family most fishermen have hung it up for the commercial season. The major processors have left and only a few die hard direct marketers are still at it, including my sister in law’s family down at Ekuk Beach in the Nushagak District. The Ekuk …

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