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A few years back, our family of five transplanted from California to Alaska. We sold almost everything we had and, with two suitcases per person, flew to our new home on Alaska’s gorgeous Kenai Peninsula. So far, it’s been the adventure of a lifetime as we’ve started our life over from scratch.

Our life looks drastically different than it did before, in wonderful and exciting ways. Relocating from the nation’s most populated state to the nation’s largest state (but one of the lowest in population- #47) certainly comes with its adjustments. Conveniences like grocery stores, restaurants, and coffee shops are farther away and more costly in Alaska. Because of this, I have the privilege of spending a whole lot more time in my kitchen cooking and baking for my family. From scratch.

Alaska, in addition to unparalleled scenery, has unique regional cuisine that I am uncovering and discovering day by day. From fresh halibut to wild salmon and from moose to bear, Alaska has food – and a lifestyle that goes along with it – that’s all its own. Thank you for joining me – a wife, a mom, a pastor’s wife, an associate pastor, and a food blogger – as I walk this journey of exploring family living and cooking in Alaska, from scratch.

To hear more of my story, my food philosophy, and my tips for food blogging, read The Year I Became a Food Blogger. To learn more about Alaska from Scratch, visit my FAQ page. I would also love for you to keep in touch via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Pinterest. You can also find my weekly food column every Sunday in the Anchorage Daily News.



Give us each day our daily bread. – Luke 11:3

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About Me

Welcome! I’m Maya – a food blogger and food columnist based on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.
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