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Root cellar leftovers

Winter Root Cellar in April

Posted on April 04, 2014

A recent “shopping” expedition to my root cellar highlighted the joys of our long and cold winter.

Maine Crab Cakes

Maine Crab Cakes

Posted on April 02, 2014

Over the years, I’ve even dreamed about the perfect job, traveling the world and eating, in search of the perfect crab cake.

Filling the woodbox

Another Blizzard?…Time to hit the sauce!

Posted on March 25, 2014

Hi Folks: Just when the signs of maybe having a spring were starting to show, we have another blizzard on the way. Times like this make me want to hit the sauce…..APPLESAUCE! Apples have long

Oatmeal Bread

Oatmeal Bread

Posted on March 21, 2014

Food historian Sandy Oliver has been writing about the joys and benefits of oatmeal lately, and I must agree, there is nothing like a good bowl of porridge to start your morning in high gear.

Aunt Sharon's California citrus

Lemon Cake with Wild Blueberry Sauce

Posted on March 18, 2014

Our box of Pasadena, California lemons and limes has arrived! Such a luxury! Each year, my aunt Sharon harvests Meyers lemons, pale green limes and huge, bright yellow lemons from the trees in her yard

Wild Mushroom, Goat Cheese & Olive Stuffed Chicken Breast

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Posted on March 07, 2014

Although they are a luxury item of us, boneless chicken breasts make for an easy and elegant meal. We enjoy them pounded flat, dipped in flour, egg and crumbs and fried to a delicate brown

French Toast

Stuffed French Toast

Posted on March 05, 2014

When our family was young, one treat we all enjoyed was brunch at Jasmine’s, a local restaurant in Orono. Dressed in our Sunday best, we’d all crowd around the table, ordering a variety of items

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Posted on February 28, 2014

On one of my recent road trips to Aroostook County, I listened to radio program on the preparation of Sweet Potato Gnocchi. Gnocchi, (pronounced NOH kee), is Italian for dumplings and they are traditionally made

Red Salmon

Red Gold

Posted on February 19, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to view the documentary “Red Gold”, hosted by Penobscot East Resource Center of Stonington and Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay. Set in the wilds of Bristol Bay, Alaska, this film

Apple Broccoli Salad

Apple & Broccoli Salad

Posted on February 12, 2014

This is the time of year when my culinary creativity begins to lack luster; the root vegetables seem boring, the squashes are turning soft, and nothing in the freezer is appealing. Determined to spark my

Carrots are Tops!

Posted on February 05, 2014

Carrots are an excellent winter keeper, and many farms in Maine, like King Hill Farm and Horsepower Farm offer them for sale all year. So before you reach for that bag of limp, tasteless carrots

“Superbowl” Fudgy Brownies

“Superbowl” Fudgy Brownies

Posted on January 29, 2014

My contribution to the Super Bowl feasting on Sunday will be a plate of “health” food: rich, dense, fudgy, and packed with iron, magnesium, and antioxidants. The secret ingredient to my health food is cacao

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