Grilled Pork Chops With An Orange Ginger Sauce

A big stainless steel grill and a handsome man holding a beer is often what you picture when the weather gets warm and you think of outdoor cooking. An outside deck that has a table and chairs under an umbrella, and a couple of  lounge chairs often completes the picture of a perfect summer day. […]

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Fregula Con Vongole, A Tradtional Pasta Dish From Sardinia

Spaghetti or linguini with clams is a very popular dish in most Italian restaurants, wherever in the world you may be dining.  The Italian island of Sardinia has its own version of pasta and clams known as Fregula (Fregola) Sarda con vongole. The dish can be found on the menu, whether you are in the […]

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At Last It Is Finally Summer

Summer has arrived in the northern hemisphere. Kids are getting out of school and graduations are being celebrated. Backyard grills are being fired up and picnics planned. Before you take your children to their summer camps and head off on an exotic vacation (at least we can dream), I wanted to ask the burning question, […]

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Caribbean Jerked Shrimp With Hearts Of Palm Salad

Reggae music, sand and waves, a fruity rum drink and spicy food. The Caribbean comes to mind and more specifically the island of Jamaica. On a sunny, warm day my mind often thinks back to fun times visiting the islands of the Caribbean. If you can’t take a trip to the islands, then a meal […]

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Freeport Is More Than Shopping

If you have heard of Freeport, Maine, the first thing that may come to mind is shopping. I’m going to take you on a day trip and show you that the quaint town should be visited for more than hitting the discount outlet stores. Let’s start our little adventure at the harbor in South Freeport […]

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Too Much Water

We have too much water! The little summer resort town of Naples, Maine where our summer cottage is located, has had days of nearly constant rain and it has taken its toll. Long Lake where our house sits is spilling over its’ banks and causing lots of problems to businesses and homeowners alike. This is […]

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A Rolling Green House

A rolling green house was needed as the big day finally arrived! The last frost date had passed at our summer cottage in Maine. The heirloom tomatoes that I started from seed in March had grown big and strong. Now the time had come for the plants to leave the comfort of their heated and well […]

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Seafood Agnolotti With Shrimp

Do you find yourself making the same pasta dish over and over? If you would like to prepare a pasta dish with a little more pizzazz for guests or a special occasion, then Seafood Agnolotti With Shrimp would be perfect It is a  simple dish to prepare…the prep work can be done ahead of time […]

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Time Flies

Time flies when you are having fun. I can’t believe that a year has passed since I started Back Road Journal. It has been such a great experience because of you…my readers. I have to thank everyone from around the world who has taken time to stop by for a visit, follow my blog and […]

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