“A pint’s a pound the world around” is an old-time expression my grandmother used when portioning up gallons of food. With the Maine scalloping season coming to a close, I am remembering this as we
Food historians write that the original Caesar Salad was created by the Italian immigrant Caesar Cardini, (not Julius Caesar), who operated restaurants in both Mexico and California. Julia Child writes that she ate a Caesar
Although the calendar says that we have reached the spring equinox, the time when the days and nights are approximately of equal duration, I’m finding it hard to believe. Ice and snow still cover the
In her book, “The Way to Cook”, Julia Child writes that the otherwise unusable leftover scraps from the butcher’s block have given rise to some of our most lofty and delicious creations, like magnificent French
Several years ago, I had the opportunity to travel with First Lady Karen Baldacci on an economic trade mission to Ireland. The countryside was beautiful, the people generous and friendly, but what I enjoyed most
On the recent low drain tide, my husband snow shoed to shore and dug us a nice mess of clams. We are fortunate; most places here are pretty frozen over. Our cove is one of
Like most Mainers, we’ve been snowed in here quite a bit this winter. Shoveling and plowing sure work up one’s appetite, and most days we’re in need of a mid-morning repast. My ideal snack is
This has been the perfect winter for snowshoeing, venturing off into the wilds of snow-covered terrain, unbroken by any tracks or signs of wildlife. For thousands of years, human’s primary mode of travel through winter
On a recent trip to visit my mother in Norway (Maine), I was admiring the small communities of ice shacks on ponds and lakes, and noted, that in the words of Tom Hennessey, the “season
There is nothing more warming and comforting than a cup of hot chocolate. Steaming, fragrant and rich, chocolate warms both the hands and the tummy. Up until the 19th century, hot chocolate or hot cocoa
Although the Super Bowl Sunday is often a continual eating fest, I try to be sensitive to people’s health and their waistline.
There are some winter nights that just beg for comfort food, and for me, anything with potatoes always work.