Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas In Rehab

Friday, November 25, 2011

Whale of a Show

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fish Cups

It's been like an early Christmas for me around here unpacking the "Totes of My Life" one more time. Now I know why I've been hauling them around & and paying storage fees.

My set of five fish cups that I just love! Unbreakable Sterling China Made in the good ol' U.S. of A. East Liverpool, Ohio to be exact. I found them at a garage sale in Fairbanks about 20 years ago.

My teapot I got at Sagaya's back when it was a little store in Spenard about that same time. Its not even broke in yet.

Care for a spot of tea?

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Musher's lingo for giddy-up and go is "Hike!" Not "Mush!" like I always thought. Snapped this picture out my rolled down window driving down KGB. One shot and I got it. All this snow makes for happy sled dogs. Not so happy people. One guy at the bar last night rolled his truck. Got a ride with somebody else and they rolled. He was back at the bar today alive to tell about it. His truck was still in the ditch when I drove by. Maybe he should take up mushing. Or hiking.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Knik Style BBQing

Weather permitted bbqing New York Steaks my first night!

Not only did I learn how to make pizzas I learned how to make the pizza boxes!

So happy I got a fun job cooking. It will make the winter go by fast.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Got Wood?

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Knik Historic District

Landed myself a cooking job at the Knik Bar & Grill in the Knik (pronounced Ka-Nik) Historic District today. Located at Mile 13.5 of the scenic Knik-Goose Bay Road. A popular route to interior Alaska before Anchorage was even on the map. Dog-mushing is the word out there & the first 15 miles of Knik Road are now designated as the Joe Redington Sr. Memorial Trail in memory of the Father of the Iditarod Sled Dog race. Went on quite a few interviews around the valley and was actually picked to be hired for a couple (one was cooking at an old folks home & another was cooking in a bagel shop) but held out for this job. It was a bold move in this economy I know. But, with the money I saved all summer I could afford to be a bit choosy.

This is the back door to the nice commercial kitchen. Friday night is steak night and I will be grilling on that grill outside. (Weather Permitting!)

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Tuesday, November 01, 2011