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...
Pour Over Coffee Perfection

Pour Over Coffee Perfection

This past weekend we took an opportunity to “get out of Dodge” and went to visit my daughter and her family. I took a freshly, baked loaf of “Nona” bread and homemade butter. I love that my granddaughters have coined it “Nona Bread”. There’s nothing that makes my...