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After many months of feeling uninspired in the kitchen, the desire to spend hours tending to recipes and experiments has come back strong. I am making kimchi, and nourishing broths, and soups, and trying my hand at a gluten-free sourdough starter again. I am roasting vegetables, and letting little failures be okay, and indulging in […]


  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen - I love this recipe, Kimberly. I’ve made it a couple times and it never disappoints. And can we talk about that photo of the half sunken canoe. Um..gorgeous! I need that photos :-).ReplyCancel

  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors - love these pictures! The savory sweet quick bread sounds heavenly! Love the spices and te walnuts. I think the crumb topping takes this over the edge from simple to a real treat! Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - Perfect for fall! This bread sounds like a dream on a crisp and cool morning :)ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - I’ve had my eye on this recipe since I first saw it in your beautiful book. I’ve been away from home for a while but I can’t wait to make this when I get back.ReplyCancel

  • Maryna - you take awesome pictures!! and also the recipe is very nice)ReplyCancel

  • Gaby - I would like to have this for breakfast right now!!ReplyCancel

  • Ben - Kimberley, this quick bread is pretty amazing. I feel like each time I’ve tried it I am surprised again by the sage and how it plays a starring role, making this bread really unique and special. It’s great to hear that you are feeling newly inspired and that you’re doing well this fall. Also, amazing photos!ReplyCancel

  • Julia - South by Northwest - Sage is an interesting addition. Based on Ben’s comment, it looks like I need to give it a try.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie @ Notes of Bacon - Absolutely love those colours, stunning time of year and stunning photos! Cant wait to make the recipe, that’s an all round pleaser if I ever saw one. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • johanne - Perfect desert for thanksgiving I should say.. I’ve got to try this one.ReplyCancel

  • Gaby - Portland is beautiful, and so is that apple sage walnut bread!!ReplyCancel

  • autumn - Love those surges of kitchen inspiration and energy. I’ve been feeling that hankering to bake lately and this is just a perfect candidate.ReplyCancel

  • Karishma - That bread looks so delicious, especially all the crumbly bits.

    I think I know how you feel about lacking inspiration in the warmer months. In the summer, my kitchen was so hot I just didn’t want to cook. Now it’s all I like doing :)ReplyCancel

  • kristie {birch and wild} - This looks lovely. I love that it is gluten free, but it still looks like it has a moist texture. And your photos evoke a lovely feeling of cozy kitchen and sipping coffee by a woodstove while eating this cake.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah @ eating with alice - What beautiful photos! Hope to try this recipe – looks deliciously comforting!ReplyCancel

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food - Well, I haven’t been on here in a few weeks because you changed your site! Well done! Looks fabulous!

    I’ve had such a hard time coming up with recipes recently. I think I need to go no a little vacation to get focused. But gosh this bread looks wonderful. Totally inspired.ReplyCancel

  • David - This looks great. And gluten free too! My son and I have wheat problems. Thanks for the recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Farha - I enjoy your recipes so much! The walnut bread has to be the best one! Simple and quick, excellent for a beginner like me. I just started a blog about fitness & help and it would mean a great deal to me if you would just have a quick read and leave some comments/feedback! Thank you!

  • EL - An Opinel knife!!! I need one right now (I think I lost all of mine.ReplyCancel

  • Andrew - would love to give it a try.ReplyCancel

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