The Foraging Trilogy I : From Forager To Chef

Foraging is the act of searching and gathering of food sources and provisions. This three-part story is not about me foraging in the traditional way of wandering in the woods and fields of Maine searching out edible ingredients. I will leave that adventure to others and will enjoy their endeavors in other ways. This is […]

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Summer Eggplant Parmesan

Whether you have a garden or visit your local farmers market, right now there should be an abundance of tender sweet eggplants and juicy tomatoes. The first thing that pops into my mind is eggplant parmesan. But in the summer, I certainly don’t want to spend lots of time in the kitchen with the oven on […]

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A Spectacular Sandwich

Is there anything better than a sandwich with a thick slice of tomato straight off the vine, I think not. Add applewood smoked bacon, crisp lettuce and a smear of mayonnaise and you have a spectacular sandwich. At least that is what my husband kept saying as juice from the tomato was dripping on to […]

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Scenic Coastal New Hampshire

A beautiful day spent discovering scenic coastal New Hampshire offers tourists as well as locals like myself a wonderful outing. New Hampshire has an eighteen mile coastline that is a mixture of rocky shores, white sand beaches, numerous waterfront parks, and exclusive neighborhoods with large homes overlooking the Atlantic ocean with its crashing waves. There […]

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Wasabi Glazed Salmon With Sesame Brown Rice And Roasted Asparagus

I am a foodie that likes to eat healthy but I also want to have every morsel of food taste delicious.  Wasabi Glazed Salmon  served with Sesame Brown Rice with Roasted Asparagus and a marinated cucumber salad is so full of flavor that you may think you are dining in a nice restaurant instead of […]

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Let’s Sit In The Shade

Summer is a lovely time to be in Maine. One of the nicest things is that the weather doesn’t usually get too hot. Our little lakeside cottage is surrounded by trees and there is usually a nice breeze blowing across the water. Come join me…let’s sit in the shade and enjoy the gardens. Most all […]

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Spaghetti Alla Portofino

Summer time and the living is easy. We try to spend as much time outdoors enjoying the warmth of the sunshine and the cooling waters of a pool, lake or the ocean.  Meals tend to be simple, often made with a bounty fresh produce from the garden. The fresh produce may be from your own garden […]

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Let Freedom Ring

The fourth of July is the most important holiday celebrated in the United States. Instead of a post about food that people traditionally have on the 4th (and believe me there was plenty of delicious food that was eaten), I thought I would let you see how a small town in Maine celebrated the holiday. […]

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The Cry Of The Loon

Climate change seems to be on everyone’s mind lately. All over the world, more people are talking about problems related to the weather and how it is affecting where they live. Drought, oppressive heat, fires, storms and flooding rains are all in the news. Weather effects our daily lives but have you ever given thought […]

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