Sasha’s Super Simple Savory Salmon

Close to the heart, and most importantly the mouth, of all Alaskans is the salmon. A keystone species in our state the salmon can be baked, grilled, smoked and canned in all sorts of ways. For a simple and delicious preparation, my friend, and geology student, Sasha Peterson bakes the salmon with just two other ingredients….

Veronica’s serves up world-famous soups and Alaska history

On the bluff of Old Town Kenai sits Veronica’s. Known for their world famous soups, Veronica’s offers the hungry passerby delicious sandwiches, wraps, quiches, desserts, and a full espresso bar. Open all year, the summertime offers patrons the possibility to sit outside in the shadow of two historic Russian-Orthodox churches. Directly across the street is…

College Cookbook: Macarons with Sweet Caribou

For The Northern Light Sweet Caribou’s executive pastry chef, Sam Wagner, shows me the art of making macarons. An Anchorage market favorite, Sweet Caribou’s macarons are a small and flavorful dessert straight from the streets of France. One of the trickiest desserts to make, owner James Strong brings the city of Anchorage the tasty treats…