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Posts by Tara Cicatello

Life Changes

Tara graduation

“Nome can’t shake me yet,” Tara says. Even though she’ll be leaving KNOM after her service year, she’ll be staying in town – to “take a chance” on a unique, and throughly Alaskan, opportunity.

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Gettin’ Crafty

Back in the day...

We at Chateau Vol Manor have been getting quite crafty these days. While I could say the increasing amounts of light cause us to rethink our crafts and have us rather venturing outside, it has actually been quite the opposite. I for one have been gearing up for grass basket weaving since I got here.…

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Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Clafoutis

Breakfast Clafoutis

Today on B-fast W-day… the Clafoutis!! What is a clafoutis, you may be asking? Well, technically it is a French tart complete with fruits in a sweeter batter. However, to please the CAMP department standards of health as well as your own body, this is a more nutritious version of the dessert-like dish. You can…

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Outta Nome

Elim in winter. Photo: KNOM File.

When you live in the sub-Arctic, you’re surrounded by a landscape mostly devoid of trees. As Tara says, “you get a little giddy when you see trees again.”

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Idita-done

The End of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race

Today was the day. The day I returned all the Iditarod books and documentaries that have been keeping us busy for the past three weeks. We have been in the Idita-zone for so long, now what? What is our purpose?! Our new joke is that we have no purpose. Iditarod is over- life is over.…

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No Card In Camera

Auroras 2

Tara gets an amazing view of the Aurora Borealis, and forgets to put the memory card in her camera. Sometimes it’s just about the experience.

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Breakfast Wednesday!

Crepe

For this Breakfast Wednesday, it’s peanut butter and banana crepes! They may sound fanciful and difficult, but trust me, it’s super simple. The recipe for the crepes is as follows: Ingredients Crepes: 1 cup of whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour if that is in your food stores) 1 tablespoon of sugar 1/4 teaspoon of salt…

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