Strawberry Sensation Smoothie

Strawberry Sensation Smoothie

Summer feels like it’s finally coming to Maine. We need rain, but I am thoroughly enjoying the perfect breezes combined with sunshine and cloudless skies. Live in the moment, right? Why waste a good day wishing it were something else. Thoughts of summer have me...
Compassion in a Bake-and-Take Casserole

Compassion in a Bake-and-Take Casserole

It’s funny the things you remember and what brings them to mind. This morning I went out to fill the bird feeders and have my coffee. The air was filled with the sensual smell of cherry blossoms breaking open in the quiet morning air. As it enveloped me, I was taken...
24 Signs You Are a Good Cook

24 Signs You Are a Good Cook

Big news! It took forever, but I finally finished reading “Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality.” It was worth reading, but I could give the author, Alice P. Julier some advice on cutting to the chase. Stop beating a dead horse. And other phrases for...
The Charm and Whimsy of Demitasse Spoons

The Charm and Whimsy of Demitasse Spoons

Some of the best things in life really do come in small sizes. I was reminded of this when my friend Theresa posted a photo of the utensils left for her use at her temporary home in Australia. She posted a comparative photo of her utensils back home in Maine,...
Trump Says No to Steak and Lobster – Yes to Commodities

Trump Says No to Steak and Lobster – Yes to Commodities

There are many challenges to the choices of what we can eat; I can hardly keep up. Every time I think I’ve got my grasp of new food-related policy, it changes. Oh, I know, overall, we consider the wheels of government turn painfully slowly. The problem is when they do...
Blanketing the World with Denmark’s Hygge

Blanketing the World with Denmark’s Hygge

How to survive the rest of winter is today’s question. Mainers know that winter has a way of causing us to be snow schlepping around in fur-lined boots at a time when April showers are elsewhere. In the quest to find something interesting and innovating to take me...