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"Flavors of Kodiak Island": 2014 calendar now available

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I’m pleased to announce my new calendar for 2014, “Flavors of Kodiak Island: A kaleidoscope of photos, recipes and other inspirations from Alaska’s Emerald Isle.”

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2014 wall calendar by Marion Owen


Does the world need another calendar? Maybe, maybe not. Kodiak Island is such an iconic place, I wanted to share the best-of-the-best, from brown bears to rhubarb. And so I bowed under pressure–happily–after many requests to publish a cookbook, a gardening manual or a coffee table book. I had file folders stuffed with ideas, but I needed a sort of mixing bowl for combining all the ingredients…
You know how things happen when you least expect ’em? This summer, while photographing puffins, the calendar answer popped into my head. Now I can share so much in one handy serving that refreshes every year.
2014, wildlife, calendar, Alaska, recipes, quotesMy 28-page calendar is totally customized from January to December and has a little something for everyone. For example, January features a photo-collage of individual snowflakes; February: Northern lights (and a tip that guarantees you won’t miss a show). July: My recipe for Rhubarb-Carrot-Berry Crisp. October has a recipe for green-thumbs: Fall gardening tips.
You’ll also find moon phases, inspirational quotes and sprinklings of quirky holidays. Some are little-known holidays; others are my own inventions, like:

  • January 17Cut Your Energy Costs Day
  • September 21: Take Your Camera for a Walk Day (to encourage folks to get outside and enjoy nature’s beauty, no matter what kind of camera you use)

Then in May, I came up with a special day for birders. Everybody loves puffins, so I turned to our local [Kodiak] bird expert, Rich Macintosh. “April is when the puffins really start to show up in Kodiak after wintering at sea,” says Macintosh, “but I’d have to say that May 1 is a sure-fire date.”
As for more recipes, you’ll find:

  • Pineapple Smoked Salmon Dip: Great on sandwiches
  • Rhubarb Mustard Sauce for Halibut and Chicken: Your life will change
  • Kodiak Island Granola: Our B&B guests love it

And I hope you love the calendar. Thanks for visiting!

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Sneak preview of the back page

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  • Elana White
    November 8, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Marion, Where are these available locally? I have several requests from friends.

    • marionowen
      November 8, 2013 at 8:38 AM

      Hi Elana, they are available at Northern Exposure Gallery, Mac’s, Norman’s, Sutliff’s. Also at the AAUW Bazaar on Sat, Nov 9. Does that help?

  • Janice Schofield Eaton
    October 30, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    How much to ship a calendar to New Zealand? It looks SO awesome!

    • marionowen
      October 31, 2013 at 9:12 AM

      Hi Janice, If I ship via Priority Mail International, it’s a whopping $23.95; gets there in 6-10 biz days. First class rates are around $8.00. Does that help?

  • Isa Stihl Wirz
    October 29, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    I can’t wait to actually hold one of your calendars in my hands and be able to check out all the
    “High Quality Loving Marion Details”!!!:-)

  • marionowen
    October 29, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Hi Candy: By mail, send a check made out to Marion Owen and mail it to 1223 W Kouskov, Kodiak, AK 99615. Shipping by Priority Mail is $5.60 for up to 4 calendars. If by credit card, I can do that by phone: 907-486-5079 or let me know your phone number and I’ll give you a call.

  • Candy Falatko
    October 29, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Marion, how do I place an order for the calendar?
    Candy Falatko


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