a donut sitting next to a place of black fermented whale

Alaska village-style doughnuts

Flour, sugar and oil came to Alaska Native communities with contact. Doughnuts and fry bread were then adopted and adapted as Alaska Native traditional foods. They aren’t all that healthy, but they are what celebrations taste like.

Toast spread with red jam and a jam jar

Easy, pectin-free raspberry jam

I’ve been working this week on the easiest possible raspberry jam recipe and, to fuel my experiments, have been picking raspberries from a bush that grows from a neighbor’s yard over the fence into my alley.