For those us of who keep backyard egg laying hens, spring is the very exciting time of year when egg production ramps up again after a long winter break of slow laying.
Wondering what to do with a fresh bounty of eggs? Alcoholic eggnog isn’t just for the holiday season – it’s delicious year round, and it’s insanely easy to make (and enjoy!). Continue reading Insanely Easy Homemade Alcoholic Eggnog Recipe
After thawing 6 large frozen salmon fillets overnight ( = 3 Alaska red salmon from our catch last season), Brian started up the grill at a low temperature with plenty of pecan smoking wood chips. Continue reading Canning Smoked Alaska Salmon & Recipes
If you want to impress your friends & family with sophisticated-looking snack that’s deliciously easy to prepare, this smoked salmon dip recipe is definitely the way to go. Continue reading Super easy smoked Alaska salmon dip recipe (using canned salmon)
With plenty of moose roast meat in the freezer from my husband’s hunt last fall, I decided to pressure can some of it, using the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service’s directions, pamphlet titled ‘Canning Moose and Caribou’, FNH-00226. Continue reading Canning moose meat with tomato juice & broth
Did you know that you can make pie out of butternut squash that’s just as delicious as pumpkin pie? Continue reading Homemade Butternut Squash Pie Recipe: Yeah, it’s just as good as pumpkin.
After harvesting my first vegetable garden this fall, I was excited to create a hearty recipe that incorporated as much of my organic produce as possible. Continue reading Hearty Seafood Chowder Recipe (with Alaska salmon)
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
This weekend, my husband, Brian, mixed up a big ‘ol batch of moose sausage, then we tag-teamed stuffing it into casing and getting it in the freezer. Continue reading Making Bacon Moose & Cheddar Brats + Recipe
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
Have way too many crabapples and just don’t know what to do with them? Make crabapple infused vodka. It’s amazing. Continue reading Crabapple infused vodka: delicious & easy