In search of healthy and fun meals to feed my family, with an eye toward sustainable living.
Here you'll find recipes & ramblings about keeping my family fed with what's available in Alaska between local produce, a little bit of wild harvest, and the modern grocery store.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
In praise of my breakfast-cooking husband
It's Saturday, and I don't have to be at work until noon. We've already had our cup of coffee with biscotti, and now the Prof (my husband) is in the kitchen with the pixie in tow to cook us breakfast: Smoked salmon omelettes -- one of my favorites, and nobody makes them as yummy as he does!
Pixie (11 years old) is learning how to chop the onions and peppers just right, teenage son is catching up on his beauty sleep, and I'm lying in bed (yes, propped up with pillows and laptop in my lap), and I get to launch my new blog! Good smells are wafting in from downstairs -- ahhh, this is heaven on earth!
Borealkitchen is a blog by an amateur-- I simply enjoy cooking a variety of foods. I was inspired after we started getting a weekly CSA box last winter, which forced me to plan ahead more. This blog is my way of organizing menus and recipes, sharing my family's experiences, plus reflect on food-related issues. I also grow a garden, shop at Farmer's Markets as much as I can, and there's even a little bit of wild harvest as well... Philosophy: Good food, wholesome, mostly. My approach is more product-based than recipe-driven. By this I mean that I try to find something to do with what's in season: this week it might be an abundance of beets, cabbage or collard greens -- then I start searching for meals to incorporate them... I think of recipes as "starting points": when I start cooking, I just start improvising...
My RECIPES are rarely precise: I often just list ingredients ("Bah-humbug" to measuring, except for baking!). If I list recipes from a cookbook, I give the source and variations I've made. If a recipe came from a website, then you'll need to follow the link to the source for the "nitty-gritty" details of that recipe.
Feel free to comment or ask questions. Thanks for visiting!
I call Alaska home, but am originally from Germany. I'm incredibly lucky to have a job as a naturalist, teaching and hiking the great outdoors. My family:
The Prof (my husband);
Eldest (flown the coop);
Wolfman (teenage son);
Liesl (youngest pixie).