Salmon Life: “The Right Kind of Hungry”

Ash Adams photo

My essay, “The Right Kind of Hungry,” on grilling salmon in the collection Made of Salmon was just published online as part of the Salmon Life project (with gorgeous photos by Ash Adams). In case you didn’t get a chance to see it in the book, here’s a taste…  I will give you my salmon recipe. It […]

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For Edible Alaska: Meet Double-Shovel Cider

Ash Adams for Edible Alaska

I’m so excited to be part of the new Alaska food magazine, Edible Alaska. The first issue is gorgeous.  Look! You can find it at La Bodega in Anchorage. (I had a great time meeting the guys who have started the state’s first cidery, Double Shovel. Their cider is available now!) Here’s the top of the story: Anchorage […]

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A tour of Alaska Blooms Peony Farm with Natasha


By Natasha Price of Alaska Knit Nat When my husband and I got married in July, 2007, purchasing peonies wasn’t an option. They were out of season. But I remember seeing Anchorage gardens full of the ruffly, aromatic blooms in July. I ended up using someone’s garden peonies for my own bouquet. It wasn’t until August 2013 […]

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For the ADN: What it means to take a shower when you’re homeless


Anchorage’s homeless population is highly visible in some respects — most recently in news stories about crime and loitering in Town Square Park — but people standing outside the shower house this week described feeling invisible. Looking dirty, especially, marks you as different, they said. People look right through you.

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Best (GF!) banana birthday cake with bonus banana bread recipe

This is the awesome number 8 GF banana birthday cake I made for my cousin's son Luca. It was so delicious.

This weekend my cousin’s son Luca turned 8, which I can’t believe because I was there when he was born and it seems like it was 5 minutes ago. Anyway, I love making kids birthday cakes. I also love eating them, which has gotten a little complicated since I quit eating wheat. But this recipe […]

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