Alaska Woodsmoke: Family Stories and Recipes

Alaska Woodsmoke: Family Stories and Recipes

by Merilee Watts
     
 
A collection of family stories, photos, and recipes while raising her family on a homestead in Alaska. Author Merilee Watts began writing this book at the request of her sons and their wives. They wanted favorite recipes to be written down and shared, but they also wanted a record of some of the adventures had while living out in the woods on a farm in Sunshine,

Overview

A collection of family stories, photos, and recipes while raising her family on a homestead in Alaska. Author Merilee Watts began writing this book at the request of her sons and their wives. They wanted favorite recipes to be written down and shared, but they also wanted a record of some of the adventures had while living out in the woods on a farm in Sunshine, Alaska. What started out as a cookbook with a story or two became a history of the Calvin family and what took them to Alaska from Galveston, Texas. It gives an insight to the family dynamics of living with indifferent parents, life on the homestead, and the return to the woods with her own family. Over forty-five years in Alaska with blizzards, bears, cold, cold, and more cold, an coping with light deprivation, lack of running water and consistent electricity, and the ever present fear of another “big” earthquake gives a different perspective of Merilee’s life now - retired to the outer regions of Atlanta, Georgia. The future brings a bit of Watts history with more recipes and adventures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013323612
Publisher:
Booklogix Publishing Services
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
152
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Merilee lives and writes with her husband, Jesse, north of Atlanta in Cumming, Ga. Their annual pilgrimage home to Alaska renews their pioneer spirit and allows lots of time to visit with family and friends.

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