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Welcome! My name is Mary Catherine and I live in Fairbanks, Alaska with my husband, our dog, three chickens, the neighborhood moose and the occasional lynx. I moved here nearly four years ago for the adventure and surprised myself when I felt my own roots digging into this permafrost covered tundra.


Food connects us to the place we are now and to the places we were before. Even more, meals connect us to the people and those experiences which bring us to gather around the table in the first place .  A smarter man than me (Marcel Proust) wrote,  “When nothing else subsists from the past, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered· the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls· bearing resiliently, on tiny and almost impalpable drops of their essence, the immense edifice of memory.”
I live for memories, both those I’ve made and those I will make in the future; I live for community; I live for music; I live for family; I live for food. That, friends, is what this blog’s about.

*Bare with me, folks. I’m a first time blogger and this site is very much a work-in-progress!


4 thoughts on “Me

  1. Hey, Mary Catherine! Shelah, here 🙂 Thank you for sharing this delicious-looking recipe–I will definitely have to give it a whirl. I’ve been in a crock pot craze lately and am thinking that my cast iron skillet looks very lonely! I hope when I cook your chicken, it’ll remind me of good ol’ Fairbanks ^^

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