The sustainable movement is sweeping across the world, and more and more people are taking interest. But what does all this talk about sustainability really mean? And what does your choice for dinner have on the world around you? To start, all you have to do is visit Alaska…The last frontier in sustainability. If you’re […]
How do I determine how old my can of salmon is? Look at the code that is either embossed onto the lid or printed onto the bottom of the can. The third digit in the top row of numbers and letters is the year it was canned. For example, 343TP would have been canned in […]
22 years ago, while investigating the reason for my frequent headaches, body aches and flu like symptoms, I made an amazing discovery while going through my cupboards checking labels. They all had one thing in common…Monosodium Glutamate. I was shocked! MSG was in everything! The soups, chips, crackers, coffee creamer, canned foods, hot drinks, salad […]
We are headed south to Tree Point to catch some red gold. Salmon that is. For the next two months I will fall off the World Wide Web. As of yet, there is no WiFi where we will be fishing. So you’ll have to manage without me. I have no doubt that you will do […]
The hardest part about transitioning to living aboard has been learning to cook in a small space, and with a diesel burning oven. Really, I should show you my space. Maybe once I get it all clean! But the upside is, it’s so small that even when it’s dirty, it cleans up really quick. So […]
The Fishing Vessel Emily Nicole is a beauty! Named after Kenny and Lynora Eichner’s daughter. The boat is rigged and currently seining in Southeast Alaska.
WHILE TOP CHEFS INSIST ON USING FISH THE SAME DAY IT’S PURCHASED, that standard is sometimes unrealistic for mere mortals without a daily fishing boat service. A good rule of thumb for the rest of us: Keep offerings from the ocean for no more than three days refrigerated. They key to keeping seafood fresh is […]
Hard at it! Hummm…wonder what’s for dinner? As the 2012 salmon season quickly approaches, the list of things that needs to be done is HUGE! Because once we leave the dock, I’m not going to be able to run to the store if I suddenly realize I’m missing something — or to the Internet if […]
This line could be responsible for thousands of pounds of fresh Alaska seafood. But today it looks innocent and dare I say, pretty.
It’s Bag Balm! Although originally made for cows, Bag Balm has garnered the attention of celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Shania Twain and received mentions in The New York Times and Glamour Magazine. The dry-skin salve has been around since 1899 with the original purpose of soothing chapped cow udders, but the lanolin-rich balm-in-a-box […]