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...
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...
Hooray for the Fun! Is the Pudding Done?

Hooray for the Fun! Is the Pudding Done?

This week I drove home from New Hampshire in a nasty snow and rain combination. It wasn’t fun, but my current favorite radio station had started playing Christmas songs around the clock that very day. How lucky can a girl be hearing some of her favorite Christmas...