In celebration of summer, cookouts, and family/friend time, I’m posting a baked bean recipe I made several weeks ago. I used sweet potatoes as the primary sweetener–the idea came to me in the grocery story checkout line when I was staring at the nutritional facts of a can of baked beans. Holy sugar!! I dropped the a can and did a you turn for more wholesome, less sweet ingredients. Sweetened primarily with sweet potatoes and a touch of high grade maple syrup and a hint of brown sugar, you won’t miss the mess that you find in the canned variety.
Between each layer of crispy sweet potatoes is goat cheese and proscuitto, pierced with a rosemary skewer and drizzled with buttered rum sauce. This bite is perfect for a dinner party or your next Sunday dinner.
Spring is the season to see the most amazing skyscapes and sunsets in Interior Alaska. The “big sky” concept in Fairbanks puts Montana to shame. I swear if I could write a love letter to the Alaska sky, I would in a heartbeat, and it would probably be the most fervent letter I’ve ever written….
This week was a tough week for our household. Sadly, we lost Wynnie, our silver lace wyandotte hen. Some people have indifferent relationships with their birds. I am not that person. The movie Bambi always makes me cry, I still have a hard time watching PBS shows that showcase predators and prey, and though I…