Sunday, August 25, 2013

Nootka Rose Vinaigrette

Kodiak Nootka Rose

While visiting my amazing friend Andrea (who, BTW, spent the month of July traveling through Mongolia!) in Fairbanks this summer I was intrigued by a hot pink liquid in her window sill. She was soaking wild rose petals in vinegar for future use in salad dressing.  As I headed to work at Saltery Lake Lodge in Kodiak, I knew I would have to do the same, as the entire front lawn of the lodge is covered in blooming pink roses at the end of July.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

La Ruta del Vino

hosteria valle de concepcion

"El que vino a Tarija y no tomó vino, a que vino?"  

A common saying in Tarija; roughly translated:  If one comes to Tarija and doesn't drink wine, why did he come?