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Jimmy’s Potato Salad

Posted on June 08, 2022

I once owned and operated a specialty food store, catering company and small café on Central Street in Bangor, Maine.  My shop, located in in the heart of the city, […]

Lime & Honey Glazed BBQ Chicken

Posted on July 24, 2019

FINALLY IT’S SUMMER IN MAINE! Since the 4th of July, we’ve been enjoying warm sunny days, brilliant blue skies, and balmy, starry nights.  For those of us that wait 10 […]

Maine Biscuits Recipe

Feathery Light Biscuits

Posted on June 20, 2018

I love a good Maine biscuit, piping hot from the oven, with a toasty brown top and feathery light middle. Spread with butter and jam, a biscuit is a hearty […]

Salad with Meatloaf and Mashed potato

Spinach and Warm Mushroom Salad

Posted on April 11, 2018

A recent field trip down the western side on Penobscot Bay to Portland convinced me that although the weather outside has been frightful, the longer days of spring mean more […]

Grilled Belgian Endive with Balsamic Butter

Posted on April 05, 2017

The Belgian endive nestled in a Four Season Farm basket at the Blue Hill farmer’s market was too tempting to pass up.  The young, chicory plant that has been deprived […]

Banana Maple Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Posted on March 29, 2017

The beginning of spring inspires me to take stock of the ingredients in my pantry, root cellar and freezer.  Over the winter, I have the tendency to squirrel away bits […]

The Virtues of Stock

Posted on January 18, 2017

Before he retired to Florida, my husband’s father was a successful automobile dealer.  As an active member of the National Automobile Dealer’s Association, his travels took him both to Detroit […]

Italian Bread and Tomato Salad

Posted on September 14, 2016

Who doesn’t love a perfectly ripe, fresh tomato?  Smell the earthy fresh aroma, see the evenly distributed color: bright red, orange or yellow.  Squeeze your tomatoes and feel the flesh […]

Potato and Leek Gratin

Posted on August 24, 2016

What inspires you to cook?  Is it the aroma of freshly baking bread, the smell of onions sizzling in bacon fat or the earthy fragrance of chopped rosemary and garlic?  […]

Ruby Margarita

Posted on August 03, 2016

Just like most Maine families, we’ve been entertaining visitors quite a bit this summer.  In June, we hosted the Deer Isle Garden Club for a farm tour.  Then in July […]

Strawberry Poppy Seed Bread

Posted on June 29, 2016

The strawberries are here! We love the first berries of the summer season: plump, sweet, red morsels of fruit with tiny seeds dotting their exterior. Strawberries right off the plant […]

Golden Rice

Posted on June 15, 2016

“Try turmeric”, encouraged my friend Mary. “It will help with those gardening aches and pains.” Intrigued, I set you to do some culinary research. Turmeric, pronounced TER-muh-rikh, is the root […]

Pizza on the Grill

Posted on May 27, 2016

The June Bon Appetit magazine is the grilling issue, and one quick read is enough to get your mouth watering. The beautiful photographs of grilled pizza enticed me, and when […]

Autumn Harvest Apple Brownies

Posted on September 09, 2015

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 […]

Israeli Cream of Squash Soup

Posted on March 13, 2014

  Israeli Cream of Squash Soup made with Roasted Onion and Squash Puree, stock, cream, parsley and sesame seeds.

Ole Burgers

Posted on March 12, 2014

  The combination of goat cheese with Wild Apple Grill & Marinade Sauce is a luxury that is worth every bite. In the spring, I like to use the green […]

Straight Shooting Burgers

Posted on March 12, 2014

  My family loves the combination of blue cheese and scallions. In this burger recipe, we combine them with venison and Wild Apple Grill & Marinade Sauce.

Sweet Pepper Burgers

Posted on March 12, 2014

  Sweet bell peppers have the nutritional bonus of vitamin C. I like to combine them with cheddar cheese and Wild Apple Grill & Marinade Sauce. Sweet Pepper Burgers are […]

Super Fruit Chocolate Cake

Posted on March 12, 2014

  Add cranberries and chocolate chips to French Acadian Chocolate Cake Mix for a delicious, gluten-free, Super Fruit Chocolate Cake!

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