Out of the office: Summery salmon memories

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Wednesday evening, everything on my dinner plate was either caught in Alaska or grown in Alaska. The last of the kohlrabi and turnips, a single carrot, some beets and a handful of brussel sprouts were roasted to perfection with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. The … Continue reading Out of the office: Summery salmon memories

New chef brings fresh menu to Cooper Landing

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Chef Katherine O’Leary-Cole has only been in Alaska for two months, and her ambitious menu offers something fresh for diners at Cooper Landing’s Kingfisher Roadhouse. Nearly half of the food is vegetarian, with one whole side of the menu offering plant-based options, most of which could also … Continue reading New chef brings fresh menu to Cooper Landing

Soldotnan’s booze-infused cookies go big

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Molly Blakeley had no idea adding booze to her cookie dough would be such a hit. What started as a sweet addition to her taco truck has quite literally gone international. Blakeley’s cookies are gourmet. Her “London Fog” cookie is infused with earl grey and lavender teas, … Continue reading Soldotnan’s booze-infused cookies go big

Ninilchik man competes on Food Network’s ‘Worst Cooks in America’

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion Ninilchik’s Charles Oakley is one of the Worst Cooks in America. Oakley is the first Alaskan to compete on the Food Network reality TV show, which takes a number of contestants with little skill in the kitchen through a culinary boot camp where they compete to win a cash … Continue reading Ninilchik man competes on Food Network’s ‘Worst Cooks in America’