Mediterranean Grilled Lamb

Walking through a farmers market can give you inspiration when you are planning a meal. Actually you don’t have to be thinking about planning a meal, something wonderful just happens as you wander from vendor to vendor. Food starts talking to you, not literally, of course. I’m sure it has happened to you. How can you […]

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Founder’s Day in Paris

We recently went to Paris for Founder’s Day. Haven’t heard of Founder’s Day in Paris…Paris, Maine that is.  The village is home to a National Historic District of elegant 18th and 19th century homes. The views over the mountains and lakes are spectacular, now and especially during fall foliage season. Held in July on the […]

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Sicilian Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Raisins, and Pine Nuts

This is a classic Sicilian pasta dish found throughout the different regions of Sicily where cauliflower grows abundantly. You will find green and purple varieties that are sometimes called broccoli. You  see it prepared differently in each region. Saffron, tomato paste, tomatoes and toasted breadcrumbs can be found in this dish. It is usually served […]

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Buffalo Ribeye Steak – From Farm To Table

Locally sourced food is what we all want. How about a buffalo ribeye steak direct from the farm to the table. A scenic seventeen mile ride on the back roads from our cottage in Naples, Maine took us to North Waterford, Maine known for its Worlds Fair (agricultural) that has been going on since the […]

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Grilled Pork Chops with a Peach and Kiwi Salsa

Grilling is a summer pastime. With the extreme heat this summer, it is almost a necessity to stay out of a hot kitchen. I think you will enjoy making the grilled pork chops with peach and kiwi salsa. The dish requires minimal prep time and is loaded with flavor. We served grilled scallions and herbed […]

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Salmon with Five Spice Plus…

Not only is salmon healthy, it is delicious when cooked properly. Deftly seasoned, pan sautéed, and finished in the oven will produce a dish that everyone will surely like. Add a cucumber yogurt sauce and sesame seed asparagus and you have a meal that is simple, quick and delicious. Five Spice Plus Salmon 1 lb. […]

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Foodie Finds in the Brunswick, Maine Area

Brunswick, Maine is thirty minutes from Portland on I-95. From our home in Naples, Maine  is an hour ride trip on winding back roads that pass by lakes, wooded countryside, rock walled pastures and farms. My husband and I had one destination in mind and left the rest of the day to whatever we might […]

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The Best Lamb Burger

Nothing is better than a juicy burger hot off the grill.  If you are tired of the usual cheeseburger and looking  for something different, may I suggest that you try my lamb burger. It’s a juicy, flavorful burger topped with a slice of red onion and tzatziki sauce. I served it with a chick pea, […]

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Cocktails on the Dock – Summer Thyme Martini

If you have followed my blog from the beginning, you know that my husband and I have a summer cottage in the town of Naples in the Lakes Region of Maine. Lakeside living is easy in Maine. We do a little gardening, boating, jet skiing, cooking and grilling. Oh I forgot about our days when […]

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It’s a Pesto Kind of Day

It’s a pesto kind of day. Actually it started last night with severe storm warnings. We were lucky and just got very heavy rain and high winds that lasted about thirty minutes and then the storm ended quickly. The morning was still windy but sunny. Looking over the vegetable and herb gardens, Mother Nature didn’t […]

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