Kodiak, Alaska is such an amazing place, it’s fun to share it with friends and family. That’s why I create this beautiful wall calendar every year. Filled with my recipes (see my smoked salmon pineapple dip below), photographs (bears and puffins, oh my), gardening tips (have you composted lately?), easy-to-understand photo tips, and upbeat holidays and celebrations (do you know when the toothpaste tube was invented?).
These calendars are printed in the USA and yes, you’ll want to hang in your home, office, cabin, or RV. It’s the best ever for bathroom reading material.
Pineapple Smoke Salmon Dip
The sunny-citrus flavor of the pineapple complements the smoke salmon so well you’ll find excuses to serve this dip more often.
1 8-oz package cream cheese
1 pint (16 oz) sour cream
1 20-oz can crushed pineapple
2 cups smoked salmon
1/4 cup chopped chives
1 tsp horseradish
1 small can water chestnuts (adds crunch)
1/2 tsp Cajun-type seasoning
Drain the pineapple (save the juice for smoothies or muffins). Cream sour cream, cream cheese, water chestnuts, horseradish, and Cajun seasoning together in a food processor. Add the smoked salmon and pineapple. Pulse a few more times, but don’t over mix to a paste. Serving suggestions: crackers, chips, sliced radishes, celery and carrot sticks, and sliced apples. Great on toasted bagels and sandwiches.