Category Archives: Recipes

spoonful of rhubarb berry jam

Rhubarb Berry Jam Recipe

While clearing out the freezer, I found a few frozen packages of last year’s backyard rhubarb harvest.

After making this rhubarb berry jam and sharing with a few friends, the reviews I got ranged from “This tastes like a fruit roll-up!” to “I’m going to dump this on vanilla ice cream and eat it with a spoon.” I took this as a hint that I should share my recipe… Continue reading Rhubarb Berry Jam Recipe

brian making osso buco

Moose Shank Osso Buco

This fall, my husband Brian and a fine group of other manly men got a moose on their annual hunting trip in interior Alaska.

Brian took home the shank bones with meat (front legs, from the knee to the ankle). He froze them solid, then found a wild game processor in Anchorage with an excellent meat band saw (= bone cutting machine). Continue reading Moose Shank Osso Buco

Bearss lime tree leaves

Making hot tea from Bearss Lime tree leaves

I have a potted indoor Bearss lime tree, happily purchased last year from Mile 5.2 Greenhouse in Eagle River, Alaska. It’s just a few feet high, and it offers plenty of flowers, but hasn’t produced full-sized limes yet.

I’ve noticed the lime tree leaves smell great when you rub them or scratch them. They don’t give off much of an odor right away, but treat those lime leaves like a scratch ‘n’ sniff sticker, and they hold an incredible aroma that actually smells just like limes. Continue reading Making hot tea from Bearss Lime tree leaves