For a deceptively simple cabbage and noodle saute, use kelp

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:54

The healthy noodle market is booming, thanks to low-carb fans, and so it’s no surprise that kelp noodles, which used to be a specialty-store item only, are now readily available at the neighborhood supermarket.

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Korean-Style Grilled Short Ribs

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:54

Those who love short ribs LOVE them. Those who haven’t cooked them at home before might be a little intimidated by them. Let’s bridge that gap.

Pioneer Potluck: A summary of summer

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:54

Ricks Ranch, North Nikiski

This pizza captures the taste of New England clam chowder

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:53

Fresh shellfish is one of the hallmarks of a good summer vacation, and it is best eaten barefoot with a sea breeze and chilled rose. But life is not always a beach and we are, regrettably, not always on vacation. Luckily, with a few staycation-ready recipes stored away, you can easily transport yourself and all of your friends to the shores of Cape Cod.

Couple opens taekwondo studio in Nikiski

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:24

The theme of the day in the Challenge Martial Arts taekwondo class was self-control, and the students repeated the phrase in chorus while preparing for class to begin.

Op-ed: Misleading acrid acronyms

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:10

For those of us who thought that “acro- nym” was a city in Ohio, it is not. It’s an abbreviation formed from initials used to describe something that’s then pronounced as a word. SCUBA, for example, stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Did you know that? Most divers are simply happy to make SCUBA do when it comes to clearly labeling their un- derwater pursuits.

Op-ed: The gang that couldn’t threaten straight

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:57

It was inevitable. Eventually, President Donald Trump would treat a foreign adversary as harshly as Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

Op-ed: Down in ‘fire and fury’ flames

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:55

Is it me, or does “Fire and Fury” sound like the name of a rock group? President Donald Trump apparently made up his own lyrics when he trash-talked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” he blustered on live TV. “They will be met with re and fury like the world has never seen.”

Op-ed: Sanctuary cities vs. hideouts

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:47

In biblical times, a sanctuary city was a place where someone who had committed unintentional manslaughter could find refuge from “the avenger of blood.” If the offender left the sanctuary city, he could be set upon by a relative of the dead person and killed. No sanctuary was available to anyone who committed murder with malice aforethought.