Tressa Dale

Bulkogi Stew, a mixture of beef steak, potato starch noodles, green onions and broth, is enjoyed as part of the Korean harvest festival, Chuseok. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A hearty Korean stew to celebrate harvest and loved ones

This savory Bulkogi stew is perfect for drizzly fall weather in Alaska or the Pacific Northwest.

 

This German chocolate cake is rich and decadent and looks beautiful with a sparkling candle on top. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

This German chocolate cake celebrates a life well lived

A birthday treat for the author’s enterprising father-in-law, the cake looks great with a candle on top.

 

Rosemary bread. (Photo by Tressa Dale)

Bread: So simple, and yet so darn sensitive

Bread is a living thing that must be cared for in just the right way, and failure lurks in each and every loaf.

 

Freshly dug clams are blended into a creamy chowder of potatoes, onions, shallots, meat and spices. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

This clam chowder springs from a knowledge of the land

The comforting soup can be made with clams you dig yourself on a rocky beach. Or just open a couple of cans.

Freshly dug clams are blended into a creamy chowder of potatoes, onions, shallots, meat and spices. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Lemongrass chicken skewers are best made on a grill, but can be made in the oven. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion

Lemon grass chicken skewers top off a day in the Hawaiian surf

The comforting dish pared well with sore muscles. It turns out surfing is very hard, and not for everyone.

Lemongrass chicken skewers are best made on a grill, but can be made in the oven. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion