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You can’t get to Cordova, Alaska, over land. You can’t go there on a whim, at the last minute, turning south onto the road that heads to town, because there is no road that will take you there. You choose to go there, by boat or by plane. And that one little hiccup in the […]


  • April - Your photography is breathtaking, crisp and rich and balanced. Beautiful job on the writing and the photos!ReplyCancel

  • Erin @ - Holy moly, this is gorgeous. I would love to go to Alaska. I feel like my poor little “Get to Alaska” savings fund will take much longer than I would like! :)ReplyCancel

  • Donna - Amazing photos and a wonderful story! Thank you for an inspiring and visually stunning post.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy - What a stunning post – beautiful images and words! I’m so glad you were able to go on this amazing trip.ReplyCancel

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen - What an amazing trip, Kimberley. Gorgeous photos! I would love to go there some day. It looks magical!ReplyCancel

  • Patti Panuccio - Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • sara forte - and magical place, indeed. I hope to make it back there. Nelly and Blair sure do make the whole experience quite spectacular. So glad you made it and enjoyed your time! Only wish we were on the same trip!ReplyCancel

  • alanna - HOLY STUNNING, KIMBERLY!!!ReplyCancel

  • Greg Buck - We love seeing the details of your life and the place you love .
    Beautiful work with the pictures and the text.ReplyCancel

  • French Toast Tasha - Holy smoke, those photos are beautiful! I love the last one especially. Maybe Alaska should be on my list too …ReplyCancel

  • Millie | Add A Little - I can’t get over the beauty of these photos! So gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • todd wagner - UNREAL!!! These photos just made my day :)ReplyCancel

  • Sara from Sabzi - Holy moly, what beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - This is one of my favorite projects you created! Eat Retreat Alaska?ReplyCancel

  • cheri - I just added Cordova to my traveling bucket list, love the pics. Also would like to find a black chanterelle.ReplyCancel

  • Christie - Beautiful-my home town-born & raised! Now in WA State & miss it terribly!!!!!! I am wondering if I could please get/purchase a copy of the first pic here. That Grebe boat in the pic is my dad’s former boat, and he also built one of the houses there, so it captures a an amazing view of my heritage I miss. Please, please, please let me know!!! :-).ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn - Love! Makes me very homesick. Beautiful photos. The first looks like a Nancy Stonington watercolor! Beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - These pictures are gorgeous. I think I need to plan a trip to Alaska.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - Gorgeous pictures! We’ve been to Alaska many times. Would love to plan a trip in your area. Could I get more information? We are planning a trip early 2015. Thanks!!!ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Hi Cindy,

      I don’t live there but was invited to visit as mentioned above, so I don’t have much travel advice to offer beyond what a guidebook or some internet research might reveal. Good luck!ReplyCancel

  • Sophie - What beautiful photos!! Makes me want to visit…ReplyCancel

  • Montse {Rhu & Sam} - what a beautiful land!!! the forest and fishermen’ images are astonishing, can’t imagine a more perfect place to be right now…ReplyCancel

  • Sher - wow – i love these photos! especially the aerial shots. so pretty


  • Emily - You create the most beautiful images! This sounds like an amazing trip.ReplyCancel

  • C Hand - You captured the beauty in your photos and you captured the unique spirit that is Cordova in your narrative. It is a place that draws you back.ReplyCancel

  • thefolia - Cheers to foraging in wide-open barely touched by human hands places!ReplyCancel

  • Joan Littlefield - The pictures are so very ” Amazing”, the descriptions and commentaries are extraordinary … Thank you so very much , I must come and visit Alaska. Joan LittlefieldReplyCancel

  • Jenn @ A Toast to the Good Life - Your photos are stunningly beautiful! The colors and peacefulness of them, I love. It’s so wonderful to see nature at it’s finest, as well as humbling to all of us who live such a fast paced life. Thank you for sharing! Perfect reminder on this hectic Thursday. :)ReplyCancel

  • julia | all the little things - if your shots are any indication of how beautiful this place is, then I need to go! every shot reflects such peace and wholesomeness. just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Fran - Absolutely beautiful was one of my greatest pleasures getting to go there on two different occasions with my sonsReplyCancel

  • Lana - Absolutely gorgeous! I have wanted to visit Alaska for some time and these pictures are just something else. I envy your oppurtunity at such a wonderful experiance. Beautiful work!!ReplyCancel

  • Grace - Absolutely stunning! What a great trip this must have been. I think Alaska just climbed to the top of my list of next states to visit.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia saar - Cordova is a beautiful place to visit. I have many family members that live up there and fish. But I would never move back!! Great pictures awesome story!!ReplyCancel

  • bob hasselbrink - These have to be among the best – if not the best – photos I’ve seen on Kimberley’s or other blogs or sites!Kudos to you Ms. K!! Your writing adds so much to the sense and feel of what Cordova is all about!
    Bob HReplyCancel

  • kristie {birch and wild} - I had never thought about going to Cordova Alaska before, but now I want to. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful place. The landscape looks incredible.ReplyCancel

  • Kati B ~ FurnishMyWay - What a gorgeous place. I would love to travel to Alaska. Fishing looks like so much fun, but, unfortunately, I have only one experience with it… I was about eight, and all I remember is falling in the water. So that was pretty much it, haha. But I think I need to give it another go one of these days!ReplyCancel

  • Haley Musial - Beautiful photos. They tell a story in a magical way.ReplyCancel

  • Linda - Stunning! I’ve never been to Alaska, but now I want to go. Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - That is my boyfriend’s hometown and we are heading up this summer for a couple week. Your pictures made me so excited. Doesn’t get better than copper river red salmon.ReplyCancel

It wasn’t my plan to step away from this site for so long, but doing so honestly felt really good. I marvel at how my foray into blogging was the antidote to what I was doing at the time (which I loved, but needed a break from.) And now, it’s being off the internet, and […]


  • Nicole - I hope you enjoyed your time away, it sounds wonderful. What beautiful corn! I love tacos of all kinds and these are especially pretty. Welcome back :)ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - So many awesome flavours in these tacos. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - YUMMMMMMMMMMY! I want to come over! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sara - I love the flavors of the transition period too. September is magical! These tacos look great.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - Oh hey, welcome back :) Hope some real-life living was kind to you (it sounds like it was). This time of year is my favourite for the “middle space” aspect that you mention. I live for that cozy and bright September duality. Sweet tac’s dude! xoReplyCancel

  • thefolia - Viva la taco…always a hit in our nest. Happy Nesting.ReplyCancel

  • Ashlae - Summer is certainly best off the internet, but I’m happy you’re back. With tacos.ReplyCancel

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen - Welcome back! It must have been wonderful to unplug for a little bit, even if only partially. These tacos look perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - Oh, I’m so with you. Summer is so fleeting that I feel like the only way to try and capture it, even if just for a moment, is to be totally present in the world. I hope you’ve had a great few months and have had a chance to reflect on all the amazing stuff you’ve done this year. Plus, I’m never going to turn down a taco…ReplyCancel

  • PassTheKnife - What a glorious summer it was, I’m coming into fall refreshed. Perfect tacos to celebrate the beginning of a new season!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - This looks delicious! Simply blissful!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - What brand tortillas? I haven’t found any that are soy freeReplyCancel

  • Elenore - Kimberley, you write “being present in a way that engages all of your senses” and there really is nothing else to it.

    I’m happy that you’ve filled your soul with some real life awesomeness and these tacos, gorgeous.. OMG!!! I can’t wait to get to SF and meet you for realz very soon!

    and I’m SO crazy excited for your True Nourishment photo essay! Wihooo flippin’ amazing!

    Lotsa love,

  • Elenore - ..I forgot to mention: These pictures! Incredible! I think you just outdid yourself <3ReplyCancel

  • Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen - These tacos look delicious – I love the idea of roasted cauliflower in a taco – genius!ReplyCancel

  • Gaby - How can I get a plate of that?!ReplyCancel

  • Valeria - I am with you here – I tried to live summer more deeply and in a more present way. It really goes in the blink of an eye, leaving us missing it for nine more months. Love these tacos – so vibrant and nutritious! xReplyCancel

  • Angela Brown - Loving these corn pics–beautiful light!! And I totally agree–I love how this time of year my local farm stand is a perfectly balanced combo of the best of both summer and fall :)ReplyCancel

  • ami@naivecookcooks - This looks so so delish!!ReplyCancel

  • Meg @ Beard and Bonnet - These tacos are brilliant!!! Pinning.ReplyCancel

  • Emilie@TheCleverCarrot - Hi Kimberley! I am so glad I stumbled upon your site. What a treat for the senses and such gorgeous, healthy recipes. Love love love. Glad you’re back on the scene (breaks are definitely much needed) and looking forward to reading some more :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Cottrell - I am twenty four year student who loves to eat healthy. However, when it comes to cooking I am not very good at it. I decided it is time to start to learn how to cook and eat others foods besides yogurt and salads. I went online and look for healthy recipes and came across your blog. Your Harvest Tacos look delicious and not hard to replicate. I am exciting to put my “not so experienced” cooking skills to the test. Thank you so much for this recipe. Cant wait for the outcome.ReplyCancel

  • Arika M. - That looks so fresh and amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Sini | My Blue&White Kitchen - These tacos look absolutely amazing! The perfect food to serve to friends and family.
    I also want to say how much I’ve loved your book so far; I finally got it a few weeks ago. I’ve already made a bunch of recipes, such as the candied ginger granola (my mom says it’s the best granola she has ever had), and will make the red bell pepper soup tonight. Thank you so much for sharing your food with us on both your blog and in your book. xoReplyCancel

  • Caroline - These are beautiful. I love simple, fresh tacos that come together quickly.ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Modelle - Kimberly, these photos are so beautiful. Felt like I was there with you… well almost.
    We are still getting some summer produce at the farmers market, but I’m afraid the corn is all gone. Oh well, saving this in my file for next summer.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - Oh my heavens–am I head over heels about this!ReplyCancel

  • jennifer - The taco’s look amazing. very very yummy and amazing pictures.
    Keep the great work up :)