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Oh my.
It has been ages since I’ve posted here. It was a busy summer!  I’ve been posting regularly at Amazon’s Al Dente blog, so here’s the link to my contributor’s page. In the last few months, I’ve written nearly sixty posts so there’s lots to read.
Recently, I reviewed the NEW KitchenAid Pasta Press, which is a nice [...]

The boys in my house love to watch the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. I watch the show, but I shudder at the magnitude of the job and the task at hand.
We lived in Anchorage a few years ago and I vividly remember watching the show one January evening. 
The wind was howling, and the snow was piling up [...]

Alaskan Red King Crab Legs

October 22nd, 2009

The season is short, and the time was ripe.
I was at  Metropolitan Market yesterday and simply couldn’t resist purchasing one of their seafood specials–the Alaskan Red King Crab Legs. 
Shipped fully cooked and fresh, not frozen, these massive crab legs hail from Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
The short and tumultuous Bering Sea king crab season officially kicked off [...]

Attention fish lovers. Fresh Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon is now on deck and we are seeing a lot of it being sold here in Seattle.
The 2009 season has been shaping up quite nicely in America’s Last Frontier, and I’m anticipating an official report from Alaska soon.
In the meantime, consider the all natural attributes [...]

Tired of serving hamburgers and hotdogs on July 4th?
If so, then try check out my prior post on how to make a really
great salmon burger. With fresh wild Alaskan salmon now
in season, it’s a great technique to try.
For additional recipes using Wild Alaskan seafood and salmon, check out the official website for Alaska Seafood.

My Dad was the king of deviled eggs at our house.
Admittedly, I don’t make them very often, but now that our flock of hens have launced into full production I often find myself with an excess of eggs.
We get tired of fried eggs, so I often hardboil them and concoct later. One [...]


April 29th, 2009

What’s for dinner at my house tonight? Halibut.
My husband and sons love to fish the cold offshore waters here in the Pacific Northwest. As a result, my freezer boasts a hefty stockpile of halibut, salmon and lingcod. I’ve learned to use my wild-caught fish in an infinite number of family friendly dishes. One of [...]

My No Guilt Cookbooks

April 19th, 2009

When I dashed out the door yesterday at 8:15, I had a very definite destination–The Seattle Public Library’s Friends of the Library Book Sale.
Of course, I really didn’t need any new cookbooks. My shelves are groaning under the weight of my massive collection. But, this sale is a twice a year fundraiser for [...]

Yum Yum Yukon Chum

April 11th, 2009

Here in Seattle there are a surprising number of children who take their wild salmon seriously. I’ve been cooking and serving salmon to my kids as well as other people’s for many years now.
It’s such a valuable source of brain boosting Omega three fatty acids that I have committed a lot of trial and [...]

Lickety Zip Salmon Dinner

April 2nd, 2009

Is it possible to prep and cook a salmon and broccoli dinner in under four minutes? Absolutely, if you have Ziploc’s new Zip’n Steam ™ bags handy. I discovered these nifty bags while shopping for wax paper this week.
Stashed on the shelves near their Ziploc siblings, the bags cost about $2.50 for a box [...]

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