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Alaskan Wild Berries

Alaskan Wild Berries

An Introduction to Making Jams & Jellies “Where’s that extra sugar?!” I asked my husband this question after putting 4 ½ cups of the 6 cups of sugar the recipe called for in a pot of berry juice at a full rolling boil. If you are a jelly maker you know what I’m...

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Smoked Salmon Stuffed Poblanos

Smoked Salmon Stuffed Poblanos

For preparing your salmon you can choose the smoking or non-smoking path. Both will lead you to a party-favorite dish, but if you choose to smoke your fish, be prepared to put in a lot more time.

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Flying, Oysters and a Day at the Spa

Flying, Oysters and a Day at the Spa

We met up on the helicopter pad located behind the lodge, and after receiving our safety instructions and meeting with our pilot, Leif, myself, and two other guests boarded the R44 helicopter. As it warmed up and the rotors started spinning, all of my trepidation subsided and was replaced with sheer exhilaration. We twirled our way into the sky and up the Knik River Valley.

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Blueberry Polish Muffins

Blueberry Polish Muffins

An Alaskan blueberry treat with a twist This recipe was inspired by a random advertisement that popped up on my web browser one day. I couldn’t stop thinking about that image and decided I had to make my own version of this special breakfast treat. What I was going...

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Basil Ginger

Basil Ginger

Wasilla’s new Thai cuisine with a trendy vibe As a professional chef, and lover of tasty food, it’s very exciting when a new restaurant opens nearby. This year Wasilla saw Basil Ginger, a brand new and beautifully decorated restaurant, open its doors. With a variety...

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