Category Archives: Food & Cooking

Stocking Up: Maine Specialty CSAs

Many small farms support themselves through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Most offer full and half shares of the farm’s products from May-October. In exchange for an up front payment, consumers receive fresh produce, flowers, meat, dairy and other products each … Continue reading

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Lunch Review: Schulte & Herr, Portland, Maine

Roasted beets. Yes. Fresh cucumber salad with dill. Yes Sauteed spaetzle with caramelized onions and Emmental cheese. Yes, please! And to entice you inside: While Portland has an eclectic and vibrant local food and restaurant scene, something that has been … Continue reading

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Harvest Haul: Golden Beets with Red Quinoa & Garlic Yogurt

After a great weekend of camping and hiking (we camped in Errol, NH and hiked at Grafton Notch (Newry, ME)┬áin the White Mountains), I came home to a mess of beets from the garden that needed to be turned into … Continue reading

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Harvest Haul: Hurricane Pickles

We were fortunate enough not to lose power during Hurricane Irene, so I proceeded with my original plan for the day – making pickles. We had picked about fifteen cucumbers from the garden a few days earlier and I needed … Continue reading

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Harvest Haul: Basil Whiskey Sour

Last week’s post about pesto asked for ideas on how else to use basil. Nellie answered the call on Twitter and sent out the request to her cocktail making friends and I got some great ideas. Thanks to Tristan and … Continue reading

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Harvest Haul: Pesto

I made about eight cups of pesto to freeze last week and I’m heading back to the garden this evening to pick the rest of the basil. It’s such a treat to have pesto ready to go all winter long. … Continue reading

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Cucumber Salad with Feta, Dill and Tomatoes

Well, I’m just going to launch right in! I’m very excited to start a blog to share my adventures in Portland, Maine – gardening, cooking, thrifting, writing, local history and whatever else comes up along the way. First up, a … Continue reading

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