Tag Archives: Michele Forto

Recipe Rants: Blueberry Jelly

It has been a busy summer here at the Fort. We filled our freezer the smoked red salmon, we built a greenhouse and picked over a gallon and a half of blueberries to make jelly, BBQ sauce, muffins and more. Today I want to share a recipe that we found online and modified for our use. It took all of …

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Recipe Rants: Alehouse Beef-and-Potato Skewers

We are always searching for new and unique ways to prepare food. Whether it be purely Alaskan recipes or new takes on old favorites, we share them on RobertForto.com under our Recipe Rants category. Sirloin is an outstanding beef cut for kabobs. Use red-skinned or Yukon Gold potatoes or a combination for a particularly attractive presentation. Mushrooms or parboiled carrot …

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Are you Awake? Live and Inspired by Godsmack has arrived

Put down the iPhones. Quit updating Facebook and taking pictures and sit back and enjoy the music. Because there is nothing better in the world than a kick ass live rock-n-roll show! I am paraphrasing just a bit here but you get the jest. This was what Sully Erna said from the hard rock band Godsmack to a near sold …

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Houston High School softball opening night

It was a blustery, but absolutely beautiful May Day. It was the start of the softball season for my daughter, Nicole. Nicole is a freshman at Houston High School in Alaska. A small school of just about 400 kids and home of the Hawks. A big change from where she was just last semester in Littleton, Colorado at Dakota Ridge, a …

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Honey, can I quit my job and start a blog?

Me: Honey, can I quit my job and start a blog? Wife: What job? Me: You know, the one that you call the house-husband musher guy that does an awesome job dog training and hosting our radio shows with tons of great guests. Wife: Oh yeah. THAT job! Me: Yep! Wife: Of course you can honey just make sure your …

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Lucky Wishbone, Kissing Irishmen and Sled Dogs

Michele and I headed out early for Anchorage to pick up Hugh Neff’s Iditarod team at the airport. He finished 17th this year and we are proud of him and his dogs for running a great race. But that is a story for another day…. On our way down to the city we talked about stopping for breakfast. Denny’s was …

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30 Days About Me. Day 21: Recipe that I Love

This month I am participating in a blog challenge. It is 30 Days About Me from the blog a Daily Dose of Toni. Today’s topic is a recipe I love.  Over the past year or so I have been forced to spent more time in the kitchen. This is because the worlds have collided on several fronts and some of …

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30 Days About Me. Day 7: A Photo that Makes Me Happy

I am participating in a blog challenge. It is 30 Days about Me from a Daily Dose of Toni Today’s topic is: A photo that makes me happy. This photo was taken on New Years Day in 2010 in Boulder, Colorado right after I participated in the the annual Polar Plunge. It is of me and my wife, Michele.   …

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