Coconut Panna Cotta with Grapefruit Gelée

Coconut Panna Cotta with Grapefruit Gelée

I have always felt that citrus season comes at exactly the right time for Alaska. The blood oranges, tangelos, and grapefruit show up in plentiful number at the market and bring their sunshine with them, bottled up inside. Each year I anticipate that surprising juxtaposition when the dead of winter is bombarded by the juicy flavors of warmer places and that undeniable, sweet acidity. I spotted a recipe for pristine white coconut panna cotta topped with a glimmering grapefruit gelee and knew I had to try it, as it reminded me so distinctly of the wintry Alaska landscape brightened by the warmth of citrus season.

Pasta with Mushrooms, Bacon, Spinach & Goat Cheese

Pasta with Mushrooms, Bacon, Spinach & Goat Cheese

As best as I can tell, the last recipe I wrote that had mushrooms in it was in 2012. Unbelievable. I love mushrooms. Without even realizing it, I had virtually banished the ingredient from the house because of the kids and their preferences. I headed into the store the next day with purpose, making a beeline for the mushrooms. I was determined to make a mushroom dish, something very grown up and sophisticated and not give a rip if any of the kids in the house would like it.

Golden Milk

Golden Milk

Because of turmeric’s benefits, people have taken to drinking it on the daily, in the form of a drink called a turmeric latte, otherwise known as golden milk. Apparently the drink is wildly gaining in popularity and has somewhat of a cult following.

Kale Salad with Goat Cheese, Orange & Pomegranate

Kale Salad with Goat Cheese, Orange & Pomegranate

As we wrap up 2016 and ring in the New Year, a great many of us will be looking for ways to cleanse, detox, and bring a little more freshness into our lives. This kale salad fits the bill beautifully with its vibrant colors and bright seasonal citrus notes fit for any New Years celebration. Meanwhile this salad boasts loads of health benefits, appropriate for starting 2017 on a nutritious and wholesome note.

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