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Topic ~ Caregiving


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


Bill Hall’s American Classic Tea

While vacationing, I took advantage of opportunities to interview inn and restaurant owners; chefs; and the owner of the only tea plantation in America. This week I share my interview with the owner of America’s only tea plantation. America’s soil is not typically...

Coffee Flour on List of Top 2017 Food Innovations

Well, good morning! At least it’s morning as I write this. If you’re reading this at another time of day, I hope your day has been manageable at the least and amazing at best. Sunshine and spring always make me nearly giddy with anticipation of summer months ahead. So...

Maine Summers Are Made for Pies on Porches and Iced Teas

It’s the first full week of June, and we have three national food holidays in one weekend! June 9 is “National Rhubarb Pie Day,” June 10 is “National Iced Tea Day,” and “National Herbs and Spices Day. Last week I wrote about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Pie Plant,” more...

Topic ~ Spiritual


Meraki: Soul, Creativity, or Love in Any Culture

First published in The Franklin Journal I came across a new word today. Well, new for me. I may try to use it daily, I love it so much. The word is “meraki” [may-rah-kee]. It’s a Greek word, derived from the Turkish “Merak”, for which there is no direct English...

Topic ~ Building Community


Meraki: Soul, Creativity, or Love in Any Culture

First published in The Franklin Journal I came across a new word today. Well, new for me. I may try to use it daily, I love it so much. The word is “meraki” [may-rah-kee]. It’s a Greek word, derived from the Turkish “Merak”, for which there is no direct English...