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Holiday – The Hook and I

The Birth of a Cocktail (with recipe, of course!)

Yum! Somehow over the course of a couple of days, we got from this: To this: Well… I blame Rebecca, who said this: See… On Sunday, my birthday, the kids presented me with a homemade marshmallow “shooter.” They made some

A Christmas at Home

Ever since we moved to Alaska, I’ve thought it would be fun to spend the holidays here–avoid travelling, and get to experience an Alaskan Christmas. This year, I finally convinced my mom, and my brother and his family to come

Gifts of Food: A recipe for Candied Pecans

I really wish December was two months long. Right now I’m on a break between semesters (which reminds me… I’ve got to go register for spring!). So I’ve been getting into the Christmas spirit, with Christmas crocheting and knitting and

Make a Parol: A Filipino Christmas Lantern

Here in Cordova we have a vibrant Filipino community. We’ve all benefited by learning about the delicious food and a bit about music, and dancing from the Philipines. Last night, the Library hosted a craft night, and the featured craft

Starting to get crafty for the holidays: make a wreath from an old book

Brrr! It’s chilly if you run outside without a coat, which is what I just did to snap a picture of the fog on the lake. The light is dim here all day right now, so the photo doesn’t do

Wishing for Deathly Hallows

Most of the time I don’t mind that there’s no movie theatre here in Cordova. Going to the movies is a fun part of any trip away from town. But sometimes I just want to be part of a cultural