If you live in Juneau, then you know. Oh my goodness, the weather! I'm wearing flip flops and sweating. The kids are laying around moaning about the heat. It's beautiful, and we've been spending a lot of time outside. I've also cooked a little bit, but done absolutely nothing else productive.
Porter and I gathered some spruce tips the other day and made Spruce Tip Shortbread. Yum! It was so easy and very Alaskan. Thanks to Jennifer for the inspiration. Here is her blog entry on spruce tip jelly (which is great, I know, because my jar is half gone) and other edible ideas. Lots of links.
We've also had Pasta with Broccoli and Sausage, and Dungeness Crab Quesadillas with Braised Mustard Greens. We haven't been very successful in the fishing department lately (although I did catch a double ugly with the Superman pole the other day, and Porter proclaimed me an awesome fisherman). But our crab pots have been full. A person can only eat so many crab legs (I know, my life is tough), so I've been searching for more recipes. The quesadillas were good! The kids even mostly ate them.