There is an abundance of fruit this fall, and when Deb Suran, Deer Isle’s gifted orchardist, needed a home for over 50 pounds of peaches, I was happy to oblige. Intensely fragrant, perfectly ripe, sweet
We New Englanders love our salsa, and in the last six years, salsa has overtaken ketchup to become the number one condiment we slather on our food. Those row of mass-produced salsa sold are that
Just like playing a musical instrument, the secret to cooking is to practice. Cooking is not a difficult art to master, we all need to eat. The more one knows about cooking, the less mystery
The autumn harvest is one of my favorite times. The markets are bursting with bright orange pumpkins, yellow and green winter squashes, and leeks as big as baseball bats, and apples, lots of apples. This
My husband and I are having a “harvest” competition this summer between sweet corn and mackerel. To date, I have picked 84 ears of sweet corn and he has caught 70 mackerel. Although I’m in
I have phases when food just seems to speak to me, encouraging me to pick up a knife and cook. This time it started when I opened the refrigerator to add a bright purple glossy
The mackerel have been running lately, and we have been enjoying a nice catch of these beautiful fish with iridescent blue-green bodies, silvery white underbelly and black bars across the top half of their body.
This is high squash season, according to my friend Amanda Provencher from King Hill Farm in Penobscot. My weekly veggie CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box was filled with salad mix, chard, scallions, onions, green peppers,
We Americans love our pickles; sweet pickles, sour pickles, tiny gherkins, bread and butter pickles, pickle chips and more. The term pickle is derived from the Dutch word pekel, meaning brine. Every cuisine has its
A nice, tasty dip encourages lots of fresh veggie snacking. Instead of a traditional hummus, I enjoy white bean dips with different herbs.
Summer is a great time to enjoy the delicious bounty of Maine foods. Towns throughout the Pine Tree State are celebrating with fairs and festivals. Here in Hancock County, the Blue Hill Blueberry Fest on
Nutritionally speaking, potatoes often get a bad rap. Not this summer, Eating Well magazine features six potato salad recipes.