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But Are You Happy?

I ask myself a lot of questions, every day. Am I hydrated? Am I well-rested? Am I on schedule? Am I being productive? This last ...

Chicken Pot Pie Pasta Salad

If you've spoken to me within the past week, you've probably wondered if I had a terminal illness. Between the jitters, the huge bags ...

Simple Spinach Quiche

I'll admit one thing to you: When I was a kid, I thought it was pronounced "kweeech." Now that that confession's out of the way, ...

The Foraging Season: Nettles

It probably seems strange to say that the foraging season is just now starting, since everyone down in the continental United States (aka "the lower 48") began picking through the woods for weeks already. But up here, winter has a way of overstaying its welcome, well into April and sometimes May. So ...

The Art of Making Stock 

Over the weekend, the clouds rolled in and I was feeling down. The blues hit me hard when I can't see the sun. At least, that's what I blame it on. It's tons of fun for the people around me, I swear. The culprit of my depression has been a combination of major life changes (planning a move and a ...

Day Hikes From Anchorage

When people come to Alaska, it's usually for the natural beauty of the state. Although most fly into Anchorage for a day or two, they quickly want to get out into the real Alaska to explore. Nobody comes here so that they can stare at the chain restaurants and under-funded government buildings. My ...

Roast Chicken and Veggies For Two

Cooking for a small group is hard. Cooking for one is even harder. Most recipes are designed for families, and large ones, at that. It's assumed that a) you are a woman reading it, and b) you have children who are picky eaters. At least, that's how most recipes go. So when you're only cooking for one ...