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Topic ~ Caregiving


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...

Kitchen Hacks for the Caregiver

I’ll jump right in today and first tell you that there was an important food summit in Milan this week. American media distracted us with local politics, so we didn’t hear much about it. It was an important summit, however, that holds possibilities of long-term...

Topic ~ Human Trafficking


Is Human Trafficking on Our Dinner Menu?

Thanksgiving has come and gone and into the Christmas season I go. Outside lights already adorn the eaves. Inside will soon sparkle with lights and glitter. Most days, the sky has taken on a wintry look. Only a faint dusting of snow adorns the cold, hard ground and...

Topic ~ Food


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

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...

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,...

Topic ~ Spiritual


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...

Balancing Chakras with Colorful Food Choices

Last week was a tough week. However, much of the fracas with the week could have been spared had we slowed sooner by choice, rather than by necessity. One of the calamities was my coming down with “shingles.” It’s everything that has been said about it.  I chose to go...

Topic ~ Building Community


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...

Balancing Chakras with Colorful Food Choices

Last week was a tough week. However, much of the fracas with the week could have been spared had we slowed sooner by choice, rather than by necessity. One of the calamities was my coming down with “shingles.” It’s everything that has been said about it.  I chose to go...