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From Antioch to Anchorage — June 20 – 25, 2015

It’s been several days since there was time to sort through pictures and impressions from the hours and places that we’ve been. This is a summary of the riches. Leaving Antioch, June 20, 2015 Even in the drought, dew still … Continue reading

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The Carns family goes to London — September 2014

        Here is the first installment of this year’s travelogue — Jim, Anthea, and Teri are off to London for a couple of weeks, with a quick stop in Seattle to start the trip. These were originally … Continue reading

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Homer Alaska delights, July 13, 2014

   Wild roses, Homer. [Photo, TWCarns]  Swift at its nest in the vent on a building [Photo, TWCarns]  Evening rainbow caught in the mountains across Kachemak Bay from Land’s End [Photo, TWCarns]  Cow parsnip head going to seed [Photo, TWCarns] Sandhill crane and half-grown … Continue reading

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Greek lemon cookies — not just for special occasions

    Greek Lemon Cookies — not just for special occasions Greek lemon cookies, slow-roasted grapes [photo, TWCarns]  Trying to replicate someone else’s recipe is always a chance for lots of discoveries. In this case, I was attempting to make something … Continue reading

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La Baleine on the Homer Spit, open for 2014

  La Baleine. Mandy Dixon has just re-opened La Baleine on the Homer Spit (here’s my post from last year about the opening days).  Go for absolutely fresh food, cooked to order, and beautifully presented. It’s easy to spot, on the left … Continue reading

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Fresh Sourdough Express is open in Homer!

  Scones made with the trademark sourdough in the bakery cabinet at Fresh Sourdough Express, Homer.   Last year, Kevin and Donna Maltz sold Fresh Sourdough Express on the road to the Homer Spit and headed for a well-earned retirement. And at … Continue reading

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E.J.’s authentic Philly pretzels

  Soft pretzels, Philly style, with sea salt flakes, and butter glaze. [Photo, TW Carns] My friend E.J. from Pennsylvania says these are the real deal. Having never eaten a Philly pretzel, I have no way of telling, but the ones … Continue reading

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Iranian flatbreads — by guest Antonia Moras

               Barbari bread in Iranian bakery. [ photo by Kamyar Adi.] Antonia Moras spent more than a year in Iran teaching in the mid-1970s. She recalls the breads: “In Iran, we ate marvelous breads – … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, the ballet — produced by Glenna Burmer

  Dante’s “Inferno” — the ballet, composed and produced by Glenna Burmer Dante Aligheri’s Divine Comedy, and especially The Inferno, has been known since its publication in Italy in about 1317 for beauty and intense humanity. In February 2014, Glenna … Continue reading

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Garlic Bread, a poem

    Baugettes, Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop, Anchorage. [TWCarns Photo] Garlic Bread Streamlined torpedo. Exterior, a hard brittle crust, but it’s a sham. At your core, you are soft and yielding.   Indulgent tang of garlic minced in butter. My … Continue reading

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