Alaska is truly an equal opportunity state when it comes to gender and is one of my favorite things about this place! In Alaska, we womenfolk are welcomed (perhaps, even expected) on outdoor adventures. We chop and carry firewood. If we live in dry cabins, we haul water. We hunt, fish, hike and get dirty! Nobody questions our physical fortitude, we are equal partners in these parts.
I should preface this series with saying that I am the baker in the house, Ben is the chef. I’m a good cook as well, I just happen to enjoy baking more than cooking. The exceptions to this rule are the nights when I start reading Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, vacations when I wander aimlessly through local markets in search of new culinary delights or other times in life when I have minimal responsibilities and can really enjoy creating a meal. The first recipe in this series — Salmon Alfredo; was a happy accident I created when I took a summer off after grad school. In our day to day lives, I’m more likely to be responsible for our dessert favorites.