Set the Net

Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

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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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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It is no secret around Set the Net that salmon plays an integral role in our livelihood. We eat Bristol Bay wild Alaskan salmon 8-12 times a week from dinners, to snack-times, breakfasts, and in lunch boxes. Salmon was both of our daughter’s first food. But it’s not just the eating of the salmon that …

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My daughter had never seen a commercial Pop Tart until two weeks ago when we were visiting a friend’s house for a breakfast playdate. Once handed this frosted, sprinkled ridden, store bought pastry of death she happily inhaled it while I cringed internally. Not that I am against pastries for breakfast, because if any girl …

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It has been epically quiet here at Set the Net since we came back from our Iceland adventure last fall, to be fair life has been epically hectic for the Brito family in Bristol Bay. Bronson and I both started nursing school, employment remained a full time endeavor, and baby Brito #2 is due in …

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Yes, it’s a weekday. Yes, that is real butter on a hot breakfast. And no, I’m not even sorry. Everyone in the house devoured this and always does, including the two year old when it hit the table. Don’t get too angry with me for this, it is a fairly simple, delicious, wow worthy breakfast; …

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