Sunday Night Spaghetti Sauce

I am part Italian but the meat sauce recipe I’m about to share was not ferried from the mother country by my ancestors. It is not my Nonna’s recipe, which I suspect was doctored Prego. It is not my dad’s recipe. He’s Irish Catholic, one of nine children and excels at meat sauce with lots of wine, no […]

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Live from the henhouse with KTUU!

Spent the day yesterday talking urban chickens with Blake Essig and Dave Brooks from KTUU Channel 2, who were filming segment for their “Road tripping” feature. (And we cooked dinner: this awesome recipe from the “Jerusalem” cookbook with harissa, yogurt, lemon and a fried egg on top.) Check out the hen’s 15 minutes of fame […]

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Emergency no-groceries pasta

I’m pretty good at menu planning, but some weeks things just go off the rails. There’s a sickness or a deadline or Sara’s traveling. Somehow nobody makes it to the grocery store and we eat through all the reserves. Then comes the night when the boys are deep into frozen dino nuggets and alphatots, and […]

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For ADN: The sex trafficking trial of Troy Williams

I’m interested in doing deeper coverage of sex trafficking in Alaska, in part because this state shares demographic characteristics with other places in the United States, like North Dakota, with high numbers of women involved in trafficking. I’ve been following several sex trafficking cases, including the case of Troy Williams that went to a jury […]

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