Musings of a Kenai Peninsula Foodie Blog at (1/2012)

Musings of a Kenai Peninsula Foodie

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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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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