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Kalifornsky Kitchen: A dish all its own

This morning when I woke up, the smell of chicken adobo was still in the air. Not complaining, the smell is incredible — black peppercorns, coconut, roast chicken and a slight punch of vinegar....

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Something nice

Yesterday, I found out a friend from college died. We weren’t super close, but it was a relationship that felt genuine. They were one of those people who always remembered everything you told them...

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Letting the sunshine in

Do you ever try to find a song or a movie or a TV show that you know will force a mood change? Maybe it’s a bop to get you in the mood to...

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Pondering chicken patties

You can find them at most stores. A big pack of breaded chicken patties that come frozen, and can be cooked or reheated in the oven, or microwave. They’re probably not that great for...

Looking for a few good bagels

One of the small joys I’ve found during the pandemic is visiting my local and most favorite coffee shack. We all know what a coffee shack is — it’s the little tiny house-like-structures in...

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Pasties two ways

Kalifornsky Kitchen has a special guest this week. Megan Pacer, who covers happenings on the Southern Peninsula for the Homer News, is weighing in on Cornish pasties with me. Growing up, these savory hand...

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Festive without the fuss

I love receiving intricately decorated cookies around Christmastime. Growing up we would spend hours baking and decorating sugar cookies with colorful globs of royal icing. But now that I’m an adult, I’ve realized I...

Festive, yummy and low-key

It’s December now, and I can totally throw myself into holiday baking mode. Our 4-foot-tall Christmas tree is up, topped with a picture of our dog (a star and an angel). We have a...

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