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Posts by Tara Cicatello

What Is Time?

Walkway to Salmon Lake

Her volunteer year has “gone so many places I can’t recount them all,” Tara says. “Every day has been an adventure… suddenly, I’m on the other side: transformed, changed.”

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Summer Fun

All in a day's work

Volunteer Tara shares a few summertime adventures: setting a gill net, picking blueberries, and relishing long days by a beach bonfire.

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Breakfast Wednesday: Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

This week on Breakfast Wednesday, Summercisers Stephanie and Noel chose a Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal recipe. It’s fairly easy to make, with the only strenuous part being the shredding of carrots. Just combine, pour, and bake! (And maybe add cream cheese as frosting if it suits your fancy- not included in the recipe). Ingredients: 2…

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Hellos and Goodbyes

Our first family photo

Summer brings a time of transition for KNOM volunteers as new folks arrive and the current volunteers look on to new adventures. Tara looks back on the year’s experiences with her fellow housemates.

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Stuck

Totally got this!

It’s a rite of passage for rural Alaskans: getting your car stuck in the mud. Tara relates her experience – and finds that getting stuck can have its upsides.

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Chocolate Banana Breakfast Quinoa

Chocolate Quinoa

Happy Wednesday!! The sun is shining, life is good, and Breakfast Wednesday took a bit of a twist! I decided to try out a new recipe, quite different from what we would normally think of as breakfast foods. I found this fairly simple recipe online, and was intrigued at how quinoa was not just the lunch/dinner…

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