Bill, Beers and blogging: Alaska craft brewing blog turns 10

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. In 2004, when beer aficionado Bill Howell retired from the U.S. Navy and settled in Alaska, the brewery scene on the peninsula left much to be desired. Homer Brewing was the only brewery on the Kenai Peninsula — 85 miles away from his home in Sterling. A … Continue reading Bill, Beers and blogging: Alaska craft brewing blog turns 10

Sterling man shares British snack with peninsula

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Bill Howell’s 9 Spice Pickled Onion recipe features sweet Palmer-grown onions, apple cider vinegar and nine top-secret spices — but that’s about all he will say. “You can determine what several of the spices are by looking at the jar, but the exact combination is a trade … Continue reading Sterling man shares British snack with peninsula

Peninsula chefs are the spotlight of the Chef at the Market series

This story was originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. The Chef at the Market series is like being a part of a live cooking show. “You know how popular cooking videos are on Facebook?” Heidi Chay, district manager of Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District, said. “People should think of this as a cooking video, … Continue reading Peninsula chefs are the spotlight of the Chef at the Market series

Schnitzel Bomber serves up German fare with Peninsula spin

Over the weekend, Vincent and Jessica Johnson met a woman who grows spinach in high tunnels. They said she had more than she knew what to do with, so on Monday, they decided to add a “spinach salad on the fly,” to their list of specials. That’s how most of Schnitzel Bomber’s specials are conceived: … Continue reading Schnitzel Bomber serves up German fare with Peninsula spin

Alaska Grown options expand with new market, app

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Editor's note: This article has been updated to add a listing for the Soldotna farmers market on Saturdays. Here on the peninsula, opportunities to purchase locally sourced food is growing. Where you can find Alaska-grown produce is growing too. On Friday, the Sterling Community Center began offering a weekly … Continue reading Alaska Grown options expand with new market, app

Upcoming Soldotna restaurant chooses ‘Alaska from Scratch’ author as new chef

This story was originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. For Maya Wilson, anything worth doing has been terrifying at first. Her newest endeavor on Whistle Hill is no exception. Wilson, who launched her first cookbook “Alaska from Scratch” earlier this year, announced this week that she will be the head chef at the upcoming Soldotna … Continue reading Upcoming Soldotna restaurant chooses ‘Alaska from Scratch’ author as new chef