Month: September 2013

The Way America Was

Yukon River      Our entire trip through Alaska was amazing but to truly experience Alaska, or as the slogan goes “The way America was” you either have to fly on a bush plane into the middle of nowhere or you need to survive the Dalton Highway. This is real Alaska; its surreal. There is no …

Bananas Foster Macarons

   The first time I tried to make macarons I fucked up.   I was a macaron virgin.   Honestly I did not even know the difference between a macaron and a macaroon.           (Macaroon’s are the coconut version; macarons are their snooty French friend)   This time was going to be better.   Last time I read the directions to a t …

How White People make Tortillas

   I have not made tortillas in years.   I am not Hispanic.   My families heritage is Jewish and Western European. I grew up making matzo balls and liver, not home made tortillas, tamales and sopes.    Yet it surprises me now how easy these foods are to make!   I  love food of the spicy variety and I love …

On the Haul Road; Two Hundred Miles North of Fairbanks

     We were heading south on the Haul Road about twenty five miles south of the Arctic Circle, Ryan and I was almost nodding off in the back when Steven suddenly said      ” Oh Shit” Two A.M. in Alaska just below the Arctic Circle      We were coming down one of the steep grades, and a …