Kachemak Cuisine: Spice up Thanksgiving with butternut squash salad

Thanksgiving time is here and I enjoy making this once-a-year meal above all others, as it’s the only holiday totally devoted to food. From year… Continue reading

 

A little bit of pumpkin butter is the perfect complement to Teri Robl’s pumpkin bread, as in here in her kitchen on Oct. 29, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Cooking with pumpkin and squash is perfect for rainy fall days

The family and football game visit to the motherland of Wisconsin is now just a memory, one filled with plenty of things that portray Wisconsin.… Continue reading

 

Dried corn also can be seen with pumpkins all over Wisconsin at roadside stands, as seen here in this photo taken on Oct. 14, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Wisconsin visit inspires Dutch baby ham-and-cheese recipe

As you are enjoying this week’s edition of the Homer News, I am in Wisconsin surrounded by autumn’s foliage splendor in vibrant colors of red,… Continue reading

 

Fresh Homer-grown apples are the main ingredient for Teri Robl’s French Apple Cake recipe, seen here in her kitchen on Oct. 1, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Fresh Homer apples inspire fall recipes

The autumn season is all about apples and pumpkins, golden falling leaves and football. I love this time of the year as not only do… Continue reading

Fresh Homer-grown apples are the main ingredient for Teri Robl’s French Apple Cake recipe, seen here in her kitchen on Oct. 1, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Tomato Risotto takes time to make, but the preparation can be therapeutic. The ingredients include fresh tomatoes grown in a Homer high tunnel, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitchen in this photo taken on Sept. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Mais oui — Get a taste of France with grated carrot salad

It’s the season of harvest and a bit more time available to enjoy it. The garden is done, the flower baskets are spent and all… Continue reading

Tomato Risotto takes time to make, but the preparation can be therapeutic. The ingredients include fresh tomatoes grown in a Homer high tunnel, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitchen in this photo taken on Sept. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Meat stew makes good camp meal

Happy September! Thank goodness the evenings are cooler and the sun actually sets, providing dreamy darkness for much needed restorative slumber after those busy summer… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Unusual hot days call for cool treat like Raspberry Swamp Pie

We are nearing the end of the warmest summer I’ve ever experienced living in Alaska, thank goodness. The Other Fisherman bought a portable room air… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Enjoy a light meal with summer salad

I never would have guessed I would want it to rain as badly as I did while living in a coastal community in Alaska, ever.… Continue reading

Stir Fry Bok Choy makes a good side dish for salmon patties, as seen here July 7, 2019, in Teri Robl’s Homer, Alaska, kitchen. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Salmon patties make the perfect Alaska summer dish

Summer in Alaska is synonymous with salmon, and in July, sockeye salmon are as popular, plentiful and just as anticipated as tourists and sunshine. We… Continue reading

Stir Fry Bok Choy makes a good side dish for salmon patties, as seen here July 7, 2019, in Teri Robl’s Homer, Alaska, kitchen. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Corn in this recipe of roasted halibut with corn chardonnay butter sauce complements the taste of halibut, as prepared here on June 25, 2019, in Teri Robl’s kitchen in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Full grandeur of summer means time for halibut

Alaska summer is in full grandeur on the Kenai Peninsula and the weather couldn’t be any more perfect. The Homer Spit business proprietors and tourists… Continue reading

Corn in this recipe of roasted halibut with corn chardonnay butter sauce complements the taste of halibut, as prepared here on June 25, 2019, in Teri Robl’s kitchen in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Some assembly is required: The ingredients for Teri Robl’s version of Cocount Miso Seafood Curry include fresh shrimp and halibut, as seen here in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen on June 10, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Miso gives hit of umami to seafood curry

The gorgeous weather we’ve been enjoying makes me feel like this is going to be a wonderful summer. The warmth of the sun felt so… Continue reading

Some assembly is required: The ingredients for Teri Robl’s version of Cocount Miso Seafood Curry include fresh shrimp and halibut, as seen here in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen on June 10, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Prince William Sound Spot Shrimp with Champagne Ginger Butter Sauce is the perfect recipe to start off the traditional start of summer, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitchen on May 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Try spot shrimp for ‘sun-official’ start of summer

Memorial Day signals the “sun-official” start of summer and regardless of the weather, it’s time to get outdoors. During these longer days, I can be… Continue reading

Prince William Sound Spot Shrimp with Champagne Ginger Butter Sauce is the perfect recipe to start off the traditional start of summer, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitchen on May 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
With rhubarb now growing, Teri Robl’s rhubarb almond cake makes good use of the Alaska early-spring staple, as seen here in this photo of the cake taken in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen on May 12, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Rhubarb season a reason to make tasty treats

It’s rhubarb season. Dark green crinkled leaves on the plants give way to short red and green stalks of rhubarb just barely ready to pick,… Continue reading

With rhubarb now growing, Teri Robl’s rhubarb almond cake makes good use of the Alaska early-spring staple, as seen here in this photo of the cake taken in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen on May 12, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Crispy chicken thighs just the trick

Each year my dear friends leave the slush, cold and gray of Homer in March and spend spring in beautiful Tuscany. My friend Bethany phones… Continue reading

Blitz Torte makes a perfect Easter dessert, as seen in the recipe made by Teri Robl in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen on April 16, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Easter is a time to make special desserts

Easter is Sunday. The first Easter the Other Fisherman and I celebrated as a married couple, we had spaghetti with meat sauce and I’m not… Continue reading

Blitz Torte makes a perfect Easter dessert, as seen in the recipe made by Teri Robl in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen on April 16, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Asparagus, spinach chicken salad with poppy seed dressing makes a great spring dish. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Lemon accents spring recipes

All this sunshine and warm temperatures sure have done a lot to reset my outlook after winter. Swapping out the winter coat for a spring… Continue reading

Asparagus, spinach chicken salad with poppy seed dressing makes a great spring dish. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: How to have a jam packed spring

Happy Spring! Alaska is still working on breaking through from the last hold outs of winter, but there is plenty of the promise of spring… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Keep Alaska caught fish tasting fresh

The Homer Chamber of Commerce Winter King Salmon Derby is this weekend, a yearly fishing tournament anticipated by anglers who will be trying their luck… Continue reading

Swiss steak makes a great dish on dreary March days, as seen here on March 5, 2019, in the kitchen of Teri Robl in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Swiss steak is the perfect meal for mellow March days

It’s the first Sunday in March as I write this and the morning sky is a flat gray. It’s so quiet, like Alaska is still… Continue reading

Swiss steak makes a great dish on dreary March days, as seen here on March 5, 2019, in the kitchen of Teri Robl in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Chickens and eggs make great dishes

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? I’m not sure, but I can’t image life without either. Eggs are a perfect portable food, tasty,… Continue reading

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