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Caribou Stroganoff

I have loved Stroganoff since I was a little girl….I think you will love this recipe! It’s great with moose or beef too. And if you prefer a more tender meat, you can use ground meat of any sort. Gotta love it!

Alaskan Foodie

Alaska has 32 separate herds of Caribou. Alaska has 32 separate herds of Caribou.

Caribou are large, stout members of the deer family, with concave hooves that splay to support the animal in snow or soft tundra and which function as paddles in water. Caribou live in the arctic tundra, mountain tundra, and northern forests of North America, Russia, and Scandinavia. Although they are called reindeer in Europe, only domesticated caribou are called reindeer in Alaska and Canada.

Caribou in Alaska are distributed in 32 herds (or populations) totaling approximately 950,000 animals. This includes in herds shared with Canada’s Yukon Territory. Although each herd uses its own unique calving area, different herds may mix together while on their winter ranges. Many herds winter in the boreal forest, but during the remainder of the year caribou prefer treeless tundra and mountains where they can get relief from biting insects.

This is one of my most favorite dishes made…

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Beaver Chili

I have posted a recipe for Beaver Chili that I think you all will love! You can use any sort of meat for it, but the spices in chili lend well for the flavor of beaver meat. 😉 Enjoy!

Alaskan Foodie

People have been eating Beaver meat for a very long time. It has a strong flavor and some people don’t care for it. I have found that I prefer to have my Beaver meat ground up and cooked into meals that use a lot of spices. My favorite meals are Beaver Spaghetti, Beaver Enchilada Soup, or Beaver Chili. I have heard that some people don’t like the tail of the beaver due to the flavor as it is pretty musky, but I found it to be great in the chili.

Beaver Chili

2 – 3 lb’s beaver meat, ground or cut into tiny pieces
salt and pepper, course ground if available
butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, diced
1 celery stalks with leaves, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cans chili beans, or beans of choice
1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
1 can (15oz) chopped tomatoes
6…

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Autumn Cran-Apple Jelly

I just posted a really great cranberry recipe that is delicious with any kind of meat or as a topping for ice cream! You can use either fresh cranberries bought at the store or ones that you pick yourself. Enjoy Fall!

Alaskan Foodie

Who doesn’t love a great autumn recipe that can be used any time of the year? I have a particular love of cranberries, both the store bought ones and the ones that I pick out in the wild of Alaska. I will let you in on a hint…the wild cranberries in Alaska, or red berries as the natives call them, are not actually true cranberries (more info). There are the high-bush cranberry variety and then there is the low-bush or lingonberry (shown below).

Low-bush cranberries are actually Lingonberries. They are somewhat mealy when first picked but taste like cranberries when cooked and after freezing. Low-bush cranberries are actually Lingonberries. They are somewhat mealy when first picked but taste like cranberries when cooked and after freezing.

Highbush Cranberry is not a true cranberry but has red juicy berries that are tart. Highbush Cranberry is not a true cranberry but has red juicy berries that are tart.

I came across this really great recipe last Fall when I got a good sale on store bought cranberries. I have since tried it with fresh cranberries that I…

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Sonya’s Alaskan Cowboy Casserole

Check out my latest recipe in Alaskan Foodie! I find this recipe to be very versatile! You can use any wild game or store bought meat. You can add or take away items to make it match your taste.

Alaskan Foodie

It’s moose hunting season in Alaska and while I haven’t gotten a moose so far this year, I am looking forward to the possibilities!! I love wild game because I know it doesn’t have any chemicals, was raised properly, and is very healthy for my family. Many Alaskan families live off of moose, caribou, and many other types of wild game. It is a way of life up here in Alaska.

I have made this recipe in so many different variations that I can make it in my sleep by now. This is a favorite dish for both of my sons. My daughter prefers it to be made quite a bit differently and I will post her variation at the bottom. What makes this dish special is that you can use any meat that you have available and even the toughest meat will tenderize and be delicious. For this variation…

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Alaskan Blueberry Cake

Here is a great recipe for some of those fresh Alaskan blueberries that are so abundant at this time of year in Alaska!

Alaskan Foodie

It is blueberry season in Alaska. At this time of year, most berry picking families have gotten a good amount of blue berries stocked up in their freezer and some may have some fresh ones sitting in the fridge just waiting to be eaten! I think putting the blueberries in the freezer makes them sweeter but I have a great recipe that uses some fresh ones. I just love blueberry season….and so do the bears! You always have to have someone watching for bears while your picking berries in Alaska!

Alaskan Blueberries...be careful to watch for the Bears!! Alaskan Blueberries…be careful to watch for the Bears!!

I have made this cake many times and it is very versatile. You can top it with ice cream, whipped cream, frosting, lemon icing, or a blueberry cinnamon compote…Or you can just eat it like it is.

Alaskan Blueberry Cake

2 eggs, separated
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 cup…

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Unbelievable Pictures Of The Dangerous Life Of Fishermen On Alaska’s Bering Sea

Amazing photos in this article!!! I sure couldn’t live that life! Amazing to look at these photos and then see that same fish or crab or whatever in the store….connection made!!!!

FIGHT BOREDOM, SPREAD HAPPINESS

Corey_Arnold_FWBS 10In 2002 photographer Corey Arnold left behind a poor economy in San Francisco and headed up to Alaska to try his luck at his longtime passion of fishing.

Arnold, who had worked summers during college on a salmon boat in Alaska, signed onto the f/v Rollo, a crabbing boat that fishes in the dangerous Bering Sea.

While working long, strenuous hours on the Rollo, Arnold often stole away with the captain’s permission to grab his camera and photograph the crew and the ship. Arnold eventually put together “Fish Work: Bering Sea,” a documentation of his seven adventurous and dicey crab seasons aboard the Rollo.

Arnold shared a selection of the photos with us here, and you can check out the rest in the book or on his website.

There are two annual crabbing seasons in the Bering Sea, King crab and Opilio crab. During each one- to two-month season, Arnold went on numerous trips crabbing. He went on one or two trips during King season, and three to five during Opilio season.

There are two annual crabbing seasons in the Bering Sea, King crab and Opilio crab. During each one- to two-month season, Arnold went…

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Yokota demonstrates airlift capability for RED FLAG-Alaska

Hmmmm “Red Flag”….This is a very interesting read with some great photo shots of the area. But I do want to redirect you to the article I shared earlier that pertains to the Arctic areas that are under contention. It makes you wonder why we are running “red flag” operations? On the plus side, there are some awesome photos of Alaska in here!