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How Kodiak Recycles

  Kodiak Island Recyclables are carried out by Threshold Services which was formed to provide jobs, training, and social interaction for Kodiak disabled workers. View the video below for a behind the scenes look at Island recycling.

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Springtime Treats Kodiak is still clinging to winter with just a few dandelions open on isolated warm slopes. The fiddleheads are at least 2 weeks away from poking up but I list this recipe here for the rest of you who are well into spring. Pick fiddlehead ferns while they are tightly rolled up just … Continue reading »

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Remodel Wild Salmon Kitchen (town side)

Remodel??….NO WAY! I didn’t intend to ever to go through the mess and upheaval even through I sometimes dreamed of a gas stove top and a more spirited, modern kitchen. But these dreams demanded a concrete plan when structural issues from long ago caused us to go through just such a remodel. We had hired … Continue reading »

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Big Fish, Small Neice

A 77 pound halbut almost dwarfs our 22 year old neice, 5 foot 1 inch Paulina Barker. This is a lot of fish. Only a small portion of a fish this big makes it to our table right away. Most is frozen. Once frozen, all fish becomes dryer and less moist. Making halibut patties from frozen … Continue reading »

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Masculine Gift of Bacon and Chocolate

Birthdays and other gift giving occasions are sometimes difficult at fish camp without nearby stores and shops. So my gift giving demands creativity. Add into this that the recipient is a man and it becomes almost impossible. What to give a son-in-law for his birthday? I do try to think ahead. Last spring, I found my … Continue reading »

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Making a Kodiak Bear Plaster Claw

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Smoked Wild Salmon Dip

Smoked wild red salmon shows off its deep, rich, red color in these glass jars. Each summer, we process about 100 of these jars to use throughout the year for Bill’s Smoked Salmon Dip. Recipe follows. This link tells how Bill built the smokehouse. http://www.wildsalmonkitchen.com/blog/?p=366# Recipe: Smoked Wild Salmon Dip Summary: Bill spent years perfecting this recipe … Continue reading »

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Kodiak’s Russian Christmas and the Angel on the Tree

Kodiak is lucky enough to have two Christmas celebrations!   January 7th is Russian Christmas because the Russian Orthodox in Kodiak and in some other countries observe the old Julian Calendar which places their Christmas celebration 13 days after the one celebrated by our more common Gregorian calendar. This celebration is centered upon the Holy Resurrection … Continue reading »

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Tuck’s Turnings

Termination dust hit the mountains yesterday. The light snowfall signals a ‘Get out of Alaska’ response from some. Bill and I have  certainly flown away for our share of dark Kodiak winters. But what struck me since I returned to town was how vibrant the people who stay in Kodiak become anticipating the winter months. … Continue reading »

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3 Tips for Great Alaskan BBQ Salmon

  Kodiak and Alaskan wild salmon comes fresh from a weightless environment, ready made tender so it doesn’t need long cooking. It also comes loaded with character so it doesn’t always need a special sauce. If you pay attention to a few details, a quick sizzle from a hot grill will yield a succulent, world class dish. … Continue reading »

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