Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2012«

Tawny Port with Chocolate Cream Pie

January 21, 2012


Last night we had some friends over for dinner and it gave me an opportunity to try out a dessert that I found in the 2011 Top 100 Wines issue of Wine Spectator magazine. The dessert was a chocolate cream pie that was recommended to be paired with a 10-year-old Tawny Port. The creator of […]

If I Go to Sonoma

January 20, 2012


If only! A few days ago I was given an open invitation from a friend who will be staying in the old Pueblo, on The Plaza in a pueblo with a porch, that is now known as Sonoma which is also within the county and wine region that is known as Sonoma. Her time there […]

When I Go to Winthrop…

January 19, 2012


Juneau is still clear and sunny and I plan on getting out on my classical skis for a good stride while the snow is cold and the kick is good, but I have been looking into what a winter trip to the Methow Valley would be like. I first heard about the area when I […]

Living the Dream

January 17, 2012


What can I say? I had a day of skiing that did not conjure dreams of skiing somewhere else in the world. We have not had precipitation of any kind to cover the ice rink state of the trails at sea level, but a drive of 20 minutes or less gets me to plenty of […]

When I Dream of Skiing…

January 14, 2012


Today I didn’t have to dream, instead I actually found myself on my classical skis with bombproof kick in nice dry and cold snow. Eaglecrest nailed their tracksetting and the skies were blue. This is not always the case in Juneau due to the maritime rainforest climate that can bring loads of snow if its […]

What’s Under Your Grundens?

January 12, 2012


When you think about Bristol Bay, the fishing island of Kodiak is closer than you might realize. Its safe to say that Kodiak is the fishing hub of Alaska and many of its residents are connected to the fishery in Bristol Bay in direct and indirect ways. A number of Bristol Bay drift and set-net […]

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