Posts tagged “spruce tips”

Cold Soup for Hot Summer Days: Green Gazpacho

Baby Moose Frolicking in Pond. Photograph by Laurie Constantino


When days are long and the sun shining, there’s no better place than Alaska. We left a dinner at 10 tonight and drove to another, surrounded by brilliantly blue skies, balding mountains, and balmy 74° temperatures. Arriving home, a baby moose was happily frolicking in the pond. Hard to believe ...

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Orange Cakes and BeaterBlades

Do you ever feel like the universe talks to you?

For a week I’ve been trying to develop a cake flavored with spruce tips and orange. I started with 2 Tbsp. spruce tips, orange peel, and orange juice. It was a delicious orange cake, with no flavor of spruce tips.

I upped ...

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About Pancetta with Recipes for Pasta with Squash, Arugula, and Pancetta & Pasta with Pork in Garlic-Wine Sauce (Ιταλική Πανσέτα με Ζυμαρικά)


Alaska has been having a cold snap.

I imagine many of you thinking, “So what else is new?” Even though Alaskans expect and are used to cold weather, the last couple weeks really have been colder than usual. To see what cold weather looks like, check out Marc Lester’s lovely photo-essay ...

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How to Harvest and Use Edible Spruce Tips (or Pine Tips or Fir Tips)

Spruce Tips Ready to Pick

Spruce tips are one of the more unusual, least used, and tastiest wild edibles in Alaska. Over the last few weeks, I picked a bucketful and had a great time playing and experimenting with them.

(I used spruce tips because they grow in my yard. Pine tips and fir tips are ...

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