12/21/2012 We had a feast! Final recipe post….

We had a feast…. remembered a wonderful day on the river and fantasized about next year’s adventure.  This gorgeous sockeye or his cousin was prepared perfectly.  I say take  a “recipe” and make it your own.  Trust me the writer of this “recipe” did the same thing.

ALWAYS start with wild caught  salmon (my preference is Lower Kenai River sockeye caught in August).  Portion  each filet to about 4-6  oz, place on a square of tin foil 12 inches or so.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Slice a sweet Vidalia onion and place a generous amount of onion on each filet. (Is there any other kind of onion?)  Sprinkle with Garlic salt, cracked pepper and if you are of the nature a little red-hot chili pepper.  Place a small pat of butter and 2 tablespoons of Meyers lemon juice (fresh squeezed from your own tree if possible.)  Close the package up leaving air space at the top… Cook for about 30 minutes.  Serve each person their own package so they can enjoy the delicious liquid created during the cooking process.

This is so easy to fix, so easy to clean up and is so YUMMY!!   Only 10 post to go!

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11/19/2012 The magic sound of flowing water…

Do you think that this fisherman is thinking about his stock portfolio,  the next natural disaster or  what’s going on at work?  I hope not…. there needs to a place where your mind can rest.  The magic sound of flowing water, clean, crisp air filling your lungs and the ever-present anticipation of a yummy salmon on the dinner plate is better than any mood medication.  Near Coopers Landing, Alaska.

11/16/2012 We flew over in an “Otter”…

When the plane pulls away you know it will return BUT for a few brief hours you are living the dream.  You, your guide, an abundance of fish, bears and scenery.  Later that afternoon we were the only ones on the return flight and I was delighted to perform the co-pilot duties.   We flew over in an “Otter”  and were  guided by  ”Badger”.   Wolverine Creek, Alaska

10/18/2012 …only 351 days…

The last fish of the 2012 Alaska Fishing Adventure.  The day was bittersweet… we met some wonderful new folks… our friends Laura & Butch had left for home… the day was gorgeous… the fishing had slowed down… the freezer boxes were  full…. it was our last day of fishing …  we had a 20 hour trip home ahead of us….. it was only 351 days until August 1, 2013!

10/2/2012 Dawn on Tustumena Lake boat landing…

 A beautiful beginning to an amazing day on Tustumena Lake .   The kind of day you dream about. Once in a lifetime fishing trip, lots of fish, amazing scenery, wonderful shore lunch and the best of friends.  I relived the entire day as I was writing this post.  Thanks, Reubin!

9/19/2012 Keep on… keepin’ on!

Standing in the tall, tall fireweed with my friend Johan…. Johan was giving me great tips and I was loving it.  It took a few tries but I love the results.  Life is kinda like that…. sometimes we just have to….”Keep on… keepin’ on!”   Mt. Redoubt from the Nikiski Beach, Alaska.