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Tagged With: food

Smoked Salmon Chowder

One of the very first meals I made for the hubby when we were dating was smoked salmon chowder. He was a little wary at first, but now it’s one of his favorite meals. I made it for dinner the other night and thought I’d share the recipe with you!   Every year, the hubby … Continue reading »

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Planting Onions and Leeks from Seed

Here in south central Alaska, our growing season is fairly short. Planting outdoors usually happens around Memorial Day and harvest happens in early September. Frost tends to follow very soon. So planting onions and leeks from seed happens early and indoors.   Not only do we have to keep our short growing season in mind, … Continue reading »

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Homemade Moose Summer Sausage

The hubby has discovered charcuterie, “the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, and confit, primarily from pork.” I, personally, am loving it. After faithfully following recipes for a while, he finally decided it was time to branch out with his own recipe. Thanks to … Continue reading »

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Brat Diet – What to Eat When You’re Sick

Nothing like a stomach bug to put you flat on your back for a few days. Not sure if it was bad food or just exhaustion. Either way, I was out of commission for a few days.   Keeping food down… that didn’t happen for a while. But the day after, what do you eat … Continue reading »

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Canning Foods Gone Wrong and How to Fix It

Harvest is a busy season on the homestead. It’s a busy season for every gardener. Lots to harvest and lots to preserve. Often this season brings late night canning sessions. Just waiting for that one last batch in the pressure canner to finish up and cool off before you can head to bed. All too … Continue reading »

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Vanilla Blueberry Jam

A while back, someone on my Facebook feed shared a pic of Ball’s FreshTech Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker. I casually mentioned to the hubby that it was a cool idea.     I now own a FreshTech Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker. Since I now own one, I figured I better put it to … Continue reading »

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Foraging for Wild Berries

The hubby and I took the new boat out of Whittier again this weekend. We headed out with some family members in their boats. All three boats ended up having engine issues, which turned it into a long and rather stressful weekend. But I came home happy after foraging for wild berries!   We spent the … Continue reading »

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Healthy Mixed Berry Muffins

My cousin is not a baker. She’s a cook. She’ll be the first to tell you that. Give her ingredients and watch her toss them together, add spices, taste, and adjust as necessary and whatever she makes will be delicious. But when she needs a cheesecake, she asks me to make it. So when she … Continue reading »

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Butchering Meat Chickens on the Homestead

***WARNING GRAPHIC CHICKEN BUTCHERING CONTENT*** Homesteading isn’t always roses and daisies. Today found us busy butchering meat chickens on the homestead. As happy as I am to know that we now have 10 completely organic, non-GMO, happily-raised chickens in our freezer, it certainly wasn’t easy.  And no, it did not save us any money. Not yet … Continue reading »

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Colony Days in Palmer Alaska 2015

This weekend is Colony Days in Palmer Alaska 2015. It’s a weekend of fun and history that celebrates the colonists who came to Alaska in 1935. This year marks 80 years! Thanks to the Great Depression, 202 colonist families were sent to Alaska as part of the New Deal setup by FDR in 1935. Each … Continue reading »

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