Local Spotlight: Chugiak Cafe

Blink, and you’ll miss it. Like so many places in this small town, it emerges from behind the trees as you pass by, and then it’s gone. It took a friend to point it out to me before I realized that it was a restaurant, and not simply someone’s house. In a way, that’s the…

Every Grandma’s Alaskan Fry Bread

I have been reading a lot of different traditional food blogs recently, especially since my departure from the dieting world. I’m mainly reading blogs that focus on my heritage (Native American/Alaskan, Norwegian, and Irish), alongside cultures that were a big part of my upbringing (Filipino, Japanese, and Polynesian). On each of these blogs, there’s a lot of…

Bomb-tastic Balsamic Shrimp Salad

Before I start this recipe, I just need to say that I hope my efforts are greatly appreciated. My roommate and my fiance had to spend two weeks walking into random balsamic vinegar clouds and choking as I tested this recipe. Over and over again I heard the same woeful tale of what it was…

Breaded Cod With White Wine Marinade

When it comes to marinades, I firmly believe that seafood takes the cake in the flavor department. They are top notch when it comes to soaking flavors in, all the way to the core, so that every bite is perfect. Cod is especially good because as it cooks, the surface breaks apart and all the…

Salmon In Foil With Mustard Honey Glaze

It may seem strange that an Alaskan-based food writer would go almost an entire year into her blog and not post a salmon recipe. Although I eat salmon all the time, in many different forms, I guess it just didn’t occur to me to post something about it. But the other day, I realized that…