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...
Meet Maine’s Wine Sommelier Erica Archer

Meet Maine’s Wine Sommelier Erica Archer

Next week is Valentine’s Day, and this makes it a perfect time to introduce you to Erica Archer and her business, Wine Wise. I met Erica when working on a food event in Portland to raise money to eradicate Maine child hunger. At that time, Erica was working at Idexx...
Sofrito: History, Origins, and Variations

Sofrito: History, Origins, and Variations

How has your week gone? I have staged a personal protest against the cold by getting out to run four times last week. It is said, “if you can’t beat them, join them.” Although, as I asked last week, can spring be far away? Truthfully, I like winter and the change of...
We Feel Because We Are Alive

We Feel Because We Are Alive

Welcome to #31daysofselfcare2018   This morning the words “como se siente” came into my head. I had barely opened my eyes to greet the day. A good time indeed to get my attention before my head clutters with other news of the day. What is curious about...