Weather: 37 and clear
What I’m listening to: the clank of the chain on the new tether ball pole
Over the weekend up here in Alaska, we broke records for the longest snow season ever when fresh snow fell over a lot of the state, bringing our snow season up to 231 days. I’m not complaining; this is part of what makes Alaska an amazing place to live. It’s so different from everywhere else, and so completely unpredictable.
But, Alaska’s unpredictability does often present me with some unique dilemmas as a food blogger. While I am seeing Instagram pictures of blooming gardens and friends tanning in the hot sun in parts of the Lower 48, we still have snow on the ground and not a garden in sight. It’s just a few degrees above freezing today and I could easily make a hearty pot of soup while everyone else in the country is grilling outside in shorts and flip-flops. Well, almost everyone. ‘Fresh’ and ‘seasonal’ mean something very different in Alaska in May. So, I decided to make an entree that’s versatile, a dish that translates across seasonal boundaries: Pork Chops with Orange & Honey Glaze. I can broil them in the oven here in the colder temps or someone can grill them in warmer temps somewhere else and we’ll both enjoy an equally delicious and quick dinner.