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Musings of a Kenai Peninsula Foodie

 
Dec. 1, 2013 7:01 am 
Remember when a fondue set was an oft-given wedding gift? Or remember when fondue went belly-up as a fad foodie thing? I guess "The Melting Pot" never really was affected by the fondue pot's own melt-down. I think that might had been due to some serious business smarts by not enlarging its… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 24, 2013 5:31 pm 
Updated: Nov. 26, 2013 1:30 pm
I think my life has temporarily managed to find a toe-hold. I would like to think that I've found a tiny moment of peace and quiet, but that has never been the case. Suffice it to say that I am still alive but had to relocate back to SoCal where I was born and raised, partly due to finances… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 21, 2012 12:01 am 
Updated: Nov. 22, 2012 4:52 am
I've been in SoCal from February 2012 through September 2012...  It's been a long-haul where I've been a 24/7 nurse, short-order cook, physical therapist, counselor, driver, nutritionist, biochemist, and apothecary/chemist.  And it's not been more than two months since I finally got home here… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2012 7:04 am 
Updated: Feb. 6, 2012 7:05 am
I have been at my wits' end! How can I nab Lena, my Maine Coon Cat, and get her to the vet for her pre-flight health certificate check-up?  I swear, that cat MUST be reading my mind.  There are places in this apartment she knows she can cram herself into where I cannot reach her.  And today,… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 25, 2012 1:25 am 
Updated: Jan. 25, 2012 4:28 pm
Today I received two beautiful ducks in the mail.  And, as expected, both were frozen solid! I do love duck -- Peking Duck being my favorite duck dish.  However, I think I love duck fat even more.  Namely beautiful potato pancakes lightly sauteed in duck fat rather than butter.  (I think I… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 23, 2012 11:20 pm 
Updated: Jan. 25, 2012 5:21 pm
Anyone who’s read this blog will know that I love to cook and also love to look for something bigger and better to use in the kitchen, especially if it’s ergonomically correct and promotes safety in the kitchen.  My Great-Uncle John on my mother’s side of the family died from not being able… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 22, 2012 5:10 pm 
Updated: Jan. 24, 2012 10:40 am
We have had a terrible cold snap... about two months early!  To be perfectly honest, we have had snow on the ground since before Halloween!  And in the past month or two, the temperatures have been down around negative 20's... as the high!  Talk about frickin' cold!! Seward Highway to remain… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 27, 2011 10:35 pm 
Updated: Dec. 28, 2011 12:08 pm
A comment to Mike Harvey about Binky the Polar Bear... Of course, we Alaskans would never allow Binky to be put down!  It definitely wasn't his fault.  And besides, anyone who is willing to squeeze through/around/vault over three barriers deserve a "reward" for his or her efforts -- which… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 18, 2011 4:29 pm 
Updated: Dec. 21, 2011 2:29 am
It's the same thing each year -- in search of the best homemade egg nog. I do love my egg nog.  And yes, I do use raw eggs.  Hey!  Anyone that will eat sushi, sashimi, and cerviche has gotta drink egg nog.  Why?  Because the alcohol literally pickles/cooks the egg proteins and acts as an… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 18, 2011 1:51 am 
Updated: Dec. 20, 2011 5:58 am
Sorry for not blogging sooner.  My recliner ate my computer. That was after my recliner ate my Tempur-Pedic® pillow and before it ate my cell phone and DVR remote.I really don't know why it has such an appetite...Oh...  Let me explain.  My husband, who was six-foot-seven, required a much… MORE
 
 
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Home Town
La Habra, California, USA
Living In
Kenai, Alaska, USA

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Apr. 2011

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Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet

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Scrapbooking, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
I have lived many places, including Amish Country in Ohio, but Alaska is the place I adore. I get all my seafood from Peninsula Seafoods, including wild white King Salmon, and King Crab at $9.95 a pound! I love the summers where it is just around sunset all night long! And on the Summer Solstice, we'll either stay up all night with the Dragon Drummers or go fishing in the middle of the night. In the Winter, we hibernate and eat comfort food.
My favorite things to cook
I LUV to grill! I'll grill all the veggies in my house once I get my charcoal grill going. I also love Asian cooking, especially Japanese, but Kalbi is my all-time favorite meat to grill.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother on my mother's side left me a lot of her authentic Slovak recipes which I adore. I also tried to learn as much from my Uncle Bob who is a chef extraordinaire.
My cooking triumphs
Anything seafood and noodles. In fact, I make my own pasta because it tastes so much better and soaks up the flavors of my sauces.
My cooking tragedies
Lately, I really screwed up meatloaf. And some goolash I recently did. Yuck!!! How can anyone mess up on these two entrees?? I guess I can...
 
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