Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fruit of Fall


Highbush Cranberries

Sleeping Lady
Beautiful drive off the Kenai Penninsula today. Looks like I'm going to "winter up" in Anchorage. Join a bowling league, swim at the Y and enjoy beautiful sunsets on Sleeping Lady.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dusty Millers

Still growing pretty good. Took this pic today.

As an added bonus try this on for a laugh: Download

Saturday, September 26, 2009

One last look

at the lodge view on the Kenai.

Thanks Jimmie Jack's Lodge for an exciting summer!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hope in the Fall

Took the side road to Hope on my way down the Seward Hwy.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Up on the Roof

Snowmachine decoration on the roof of a cabin on the Richardson Hwy near the Edgerton cutoff. Caught my eye.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sketti Faces

Only the kid in us knows how to eat Grandmama's woodstove baked meatballs and sketti.

Bunch of sketti faces at my sister Niki's in Kenny Lake tonight.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Boats Galore

This was yesterday around the spit at the Valdez Small Boat Harbor. Beautiful day and I went to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned and ended up getting a cavity filled and 2 back upper and lower molars pulled. So I was out of it.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Valdez Bound

Saw these two rigs micro hunting on the Glen. Who made these?

The Edgerton Hwy 10 to Kenny Lake, Chitina and McCarthy.

Port Valdez.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Downtown Alaska

Only minutes away.

And we got guns.

Friday, September 11, 2009

FishTaxi Pointed North

Off the Kenai for a bit. Beautiful drive with the fall colors turning. Took my time and enjoyed the scenic Seward Hwy. Safe and sound in Anchortown.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Alaska Caviar & Vodka

The Cure.
Its all in the cure.
Eat local, drink local.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Fish Kabob

Don't these fish look good enough to eat.
Thank-you Phyliss! Hope you make it back to Alaska soon.
ALBERTS Fish Kabob~ made in china

Monday, September 07, 2009

On Top of Spaghetti

All covered with cheese

I lost my poor meatball

when somebody sneezed

It rolled off the table

and onto the floor

then my poor meatball

rolled out of the door

It rolled on much further

and into a lake

then my poor meatball got

ate by a snake

The snake got digested

My meatball at him

And they both went to heaven

In a bottle of gin

~author unknown

Got a hankering for a big ol' pot of spaghetti and meatballs. Course you can't make a small pot. So what does a cook do on her time off? Cook and clean and sing and blog.
A trick I would like to pass on is bake the meatballs. My mom used to stand there and fry them. Thats what I did til I found out baking them is just as good and easier on the cook.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Last Weekend

Of the summer on the Kenai. I'm getting short on my time here. Yesterday I was enjoying a Permafrost Martini at the Duck Inn when who pulls up but the Candy Van. All the way from Willow down here for a headbanging concert at the ranch. Serving up soft ice cream cones, espresso, 50+ candy bars and foot long hotdogs.

A real ranch with horses, llamas, chickens and a boat!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

King Crab Crackers

...all clean on a green kitchen towel.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Pale Ice

Got a couple good tips lately for making dinners so I splurged and bought a six-pack of Alaskan Brewing Company - Our Brew - Alaskan Pale. I usually drink Coors Light which is picnic beer compared to Pale Ale.

Not sure yet where I'm going for the winter but I do know I'll be going to Valdez and picking up my canning equipment. I can store it here and next year set up in the garage and can Kenai River Sockeye instead of Copper River. A reds a red.