Hunger Prevents Hope

Hunger Prevents Hope

Continuing my thoughts on October as Fairtrade month, I have been considering the human rights side of food access. On October 24th, I’ll be attending the Greater Franklin Food Council Meeting at the University of Maine Extension Franklin County Office. Lisa Laflin,...
Culinary Terms to Help You Talk Cookery

Culinary Terms to Help You Talk Cookery

In spite of the incredibly high heat and humidity which has been September, I have been thinking about the holidays ahead that will, much to my pleasure, require copious amounts of baking. As I age, I seem to become more like my mother in that she started early with...
A Tale of Two Pots

A Tale of Two Pots

It’s another hot and humid day in Maine which is remarkable because we are nearing the ending of September when we usually are donning sweaters and rain jackets. We had a very rainy springtime with summer not getting underway until the middle of July. Now we are...
Delightfully Light 1926 Chiffon Pie

Delightfully Light 1926 Chiffon Pie

Summer has settled in nicely. I know this well by taking inventory of dust accumulating on the furniture; mail that has not been shredded or filed; and on the upside, outdoor planters filling out with emerging blossoms. I have all winter to fuss with things inside,...
Autumn Customs Make Right with Relationships

Autumn Customs Make Right with Relationships

This is the time of year when there is no shortage of things to write about in regard to anything that has to do with food. This week particularly has interesting cultural events. Mabon is officially on September 22, which also marks the Autumnal Equinox. This timing...
Move Over Pumpkin Spice – Make Room for Maple

Move Over Pumpkin Spice – Make Room for Maple

It’s hard to feel balanced when so much is happening in the world that makes us feel unbalanced. Hurricane Harvey has consumed our interest in recent days, and Hurricane Irma made its way through the Carribean with its eye on Florida. Here in Maine, we’re feeling the...