Category Archives: Alaska Travels

Bread for Bambinos from A Greek mother

  Zoi Maroudas says that her Calugine bread tastes especially good dipped in the oil from the Maroudas olive orchard on the island of Zante (Zakynthos). I have to agree. There’s a hint of a Greek Taverna with a view … Continue reading

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Homer Alaska delights, July 13, 2014

   Wild roses, Homer. [Photo, TWCarns]  Swift at its nest in the vent on a building [Photo, TWCarns]  Evening rainbow caught in the mountains across Kachemak Bay from Land’s End [Photo, TWCarns]  Cow parsnip head going to seed [Photo, TWCarns] Sandhill crane and half-grown … Continue reading

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La Baleine on the Homer Spit, open for 2014

  La Baleine. Mandy Dixon has just re-opened La Baleine on the Homer Spit (here’s my post from last year about the opening days).  Go for absolutely fresh food, cooked to order, and beautifully presented. It’s easy to spot, on the left … Continue reading

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Fresh Sourdough Express is open in Homer!

  Scones made with the trademark sourdough in the bakery cabinet at Fresh Sourdough Express, Homer.   Last year, Kevin and Donna Maltz sold Fresh Sourdough Express on the road to the Homer Spit and headed for a well-earned retirement. And at … Continue reading

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Anchorage snowstorm, December 14, 2013

View from the front of our house. Sounds like most of our friends are getting enough snow for a white Christmas. Just in case Anchorageites were feeling that theirs was a little grubby and worn out, we got about a … Continue reading

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A small town Fourth with a big time race

The gun goes off for the first wave of the Seward, Alaska Mount Marathon Men’s Race, July 4, 2013. Seward (population 2,700) swells to 30,000 people every Fourth of July. The main draws are the Mount Marathon races, a 3.1 … Continue reading

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Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, Day 2

Breakfast at La Baleine on the Spit; Jim’s oatmeal with berries on it. It had sides of dried cherries, walnuts, brown sugar, cream, and honey, along with homemade toast, and butter — a morning feast. Fog hung over the Spit … Continue reading

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