Pick Your Own Apples

If you happen to live in an apple growing region, at this time of the year you might see signs reading “pick your own apples”. At our orchard in New Hampshire, I think the message has taken on a whole new meaning for some of the visitors that have dropped by. As a matter of […]

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Caprese Salad

What better way to end the season than with a dish that is the essence of an Italian summer garden…tomatoes and basil.  Each summer one of my favorite antipasto dishes is  a caprese salad of sliced vine ripe tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella and basil that is drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with […]

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Reflections On Summer

At this time of the year, I find myself reflecting on the lovely summer that is now coming to an end.  Summer days seem to pass far too quickly. One day I was planting my vegetable garden,  then I was eating vine ripe tomatoes and now I find myself removing the plants and preparing the […]

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The Most Famous Sandwich In New England

The most famous sandwich in New England is a lobster roll. What can you say about a lobster roll? After all, it is just a sandwich served on what most people would call a hotdog or frankfurter bun. But what a sandwich it is! It consists of succulent, sweet lobster meat barely dressed with mayonnaise […]

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Lobster Fra Diavolo

On Saturday morning, I sent my husband to the market to buy some sliced turkey breast for lunch and he came home with five live lobsters. He said how could he resist the lobsters when they were selling for $3.99 a pound and the turkey breast he bought was $6.99 pound. I couldn’t argue with […]

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Bar Harbor And Acadia National Park

Spending a holiday in the state of Maine is on the bucket list of many people. Ask the place they most want to visit and the answer probably will be Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. What is the draw that has so many of us wanting to spend time in one of  Maine’s top […]

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A Boater’s Dream

The Midcoast of Maine is one of the state’s most beautiful areas. It is known for its quaint harbor villages, light houses,  rocky coastline, offshore islands, bald eagles, seals, and lobster boats. If you want to see it all, you need to leave the mainland and venture out into Penobscot Bay which is considered one […]

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