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Secret Arctic Headquaters
Alaska grown geek girl, about to bust loose.
Interests: Cooking, eating, gaming, boozing and general debauchery.
Recent Activity
This past Saturday my partner and I had the pleasure of dining in what is surely Wasilla's finest restaurant. Now that might not necessarily sound like high praise as the best Wasilla has to offer couldn't possibly that great at all, but I swear to you this establishment is one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2013 at AK Gourmand
We're in Elfin Cove this week and for the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off I wanted to make something really special. Last time I was I here I made a chocolate mole chili and let's just say not everybody appreciated it, but I think that this one will be a contender!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2013 at AK Gourmand
The other day I picked up some knackwurst for a BBQ. We didn't get around to eating them then, so the longer they sat in my fridge the more I began to crave them the way I had eaten them last, at Silver Gulch's Oktoberfest celebration a couple of years... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at AK Gourmand
Having a baby is conducive to neither cooking dinner regularly or then blogging about it. Obviously we've had our hands full lately and haven't really been preparing anything that's worth writing home about, but after watching I Love You, Man the other day I suddenly found myself with a craving... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at AK Gourmand
Last fall I went berry picking with my friend Jenn (I wont tell you where! It's a secret, of course!). I don't have a ton of patience for sitting in one spot monotonously picking pea-sized things off the ground, so I only managed to get about a quart of blueberries.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at AK Gourmand
In my mom's cookbook there exists a recipe for "Shrimp Curry". It's something one can imagine eating at a 70's dinner party along with an iceberg wedge salad. I've heard her say on multiple occasions, "Can you believe that's what we used to call curry?" Just a few of it's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at AK Gourmand
Last February a group of friends and I went on vacation to Honduras. We were lucky enough to find an inexpensive house rental. While the house itself was a bit shabby and the horses were down right mean, it did have two amazing things going for it: a lovely pool,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at AK Gourmand
Jeri, I know it sounds weird, but you couldn't taste it at all, just gave it a really smooth texture plus heart-healthy oils, vitamin E and folate! I bet plain yogurt would be good to though.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2013 on Detox time! at AK Gourmand
Last night I had a crazy pregnancy moment where I couldn't decide what I wanted to eat because I was starving and wanted to eat just about everything. This was especially difficult because I wanted to carbo-load, but alas my Gestational Diabetes forbids such gluttony! Finally after much thought, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2013 at AK Gourmand
I first came up with this recipe in high school. The sweet tangy-ness of the vinegar really compliments the salmon. I usually make this the day after we have salmon for dinner as it's best with chilled leftover salmon. 1 package of Rotini or Bow Tie pasta. 3/4 cup mayonnaise... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at AK Gourmand
When I found out my friend's annual New Year's Eve party was going to be small I got really interested in making a fancy sit down dinner. First I made a menu just for fun so I could keep all my thoughts straight in my head. Then I showed my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at AK Gourmand
I hate it when you make me cry at work!
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Delicious! I diced some carrots and sauteed them with the onion, and just a squirt of some agave nectar! Topped with some diced avocado. NOM NOM!
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2011 on Soup. Black Bean. Hot. at WWdN: In Exile
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A couple of weeks ago I flew down to go to the Emerald City Comicon. Due to a fabulous Alaska Airlines web special I was able to fly into Portland, stay with my parents overnight, and then drive up to Seattle with my mom. Having my mom with me was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at G33K Romance
My husband really enjoys the Lagavulin Distillers Edition that we picked up when we were in Scotland last fall. At the opposite end of the spectrum I really like Dalwhinnie, which one bartender we met called "a Scotch for the ladies".
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One of the best things ever, is when you are insulted by someone who doesn't even take the time to spell properly. Today some guy who I don't even know called me a "heffer". I'm pretty sure he was implying I look like a female cow, but since that is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at G33K Romance
I'm sorry to say that yesterday the gym beat me. Crushing defeat slowly snuck into my brain during the course of an hour and a half, and left me at the end feeling like last kid picked for dodge ball. I haven't been going to the gym (steadily) for very... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at G33K Romance
Just in case it wasn't obvious, I did not write that last post on August 17th. I wrote most of it about four days ago, but I had the idea for this blog way back in August and I began writing that post then. I also can't figure out how... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at G33K Romance
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Welcome to my newest pipe dream. A couple of different things have led me to this point. A desire to be creative and original, to do something that makes me happy, and to be cool and popular. If you know me, you may have heard that I've been trying for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at G33K Romance
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