Instant Pot 8 Quart LOW PRICE!

I know many of you cook for a large family or do large-batch cooking for meal-planning.  If so, you are going to be super happy about this price on the 7-in-1 Instant Pot that is the 8-quart model!!  Click the link below to order, please!  I will get a small stipend and it won’t cost…

Cooking vegetables

Came across this article on the Farmer’s Almanac Facebook page today that explained when to use cold water and when to use hot water when cooking vegetables.  I guess I have always followed this procedure, more of less, because that was how I was taught, but I never knew why.  This is pretty interesting!  Take…

Bountiful Garden Chowder

(Scroll to the bottom of the page for just the recipe.) (Please subscribe to my blog at the bottom of the page to be sure to see all my posts.  Thank you for your support!) I love late summer for many reasons but probably the two biggest are the beautiful sunsets and the abundance of…

The long road home, July 12

Eventually all good things come to an end.  We had to leave Fairbanks and head back home.  The trip home was brutal, traveling over night with two changes of planes and the four hour time difference.  My advice to anyone who is planning to take this sort of a trip is to go north to…

Denali to Fairbanks, July 11

We set out early on a gray and rainy Wednesday morning on a motor coach for a 3 hour ride to Fairbanks.  We stopped in a Nenana, a small settlement where the Nenana River enters the Tanana River, for a mid-morning break.  This little way station had the biggest cinnamon rolls I’ve EVER seen!  I wish…