Jamaican Jerk Fish With Mango Sauce And Green Rice

In the depth of winter, I try to think warm thoughts. What better to think about than the flavorful foods from the sunny island of Jamaica. The tropical Caribbean island is famous for its sweet exotic fruits,  fresh fish escoveitch (escabeche) and spicy jerked meats. I took inspiration from these dishes and created Jamaican jerk fish […]

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New England Clam Chowder

Two things that tourists from all over the world seek out when they visit New England are New England clam chowder and lobster rolls. It doesn’t matter if they visit in the middle of summer or during the winter ski season…their trip will not be complete unless they get a chance to try both famous food traditions. […]

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Spinach And Mushroom Salad With Butternut Squash Croutons

I love salads, either as a main course for lunch or as a side at dinner. They can be prepared with a variety of seasonal greens, fruits and vegetables fresh from the market. This colorful  spinach and mushroom salad with butternut squash croutons is sprinkled with toasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)  and drizzled with a dressing […]

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Spaghetti Squash With Chicken Meatballs And Basil Tomato Sauce

When it comes to preparing a recipe, it is only natural to be lured into cooking one that is a little naughty. We see wonderful food on the covers of magazines and on food blogs that is very tempting. I cook naughty occasionally and might prepare something like my classic Italian Sunday feast…pasta with a sauce cooked with […]

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Seared Salmon With Mustard Dill Sauce And Garlicky Potatoes

In our quest to eat healthier meals after weeks of indulgent holiday goodies, salmon is at the top of my list.  One of the most popular accompaniments for salmon is a mustard dill sauce, no matter how the fish is prepared…whether it is gravlax, smoked, poached, grilled, roasted, or wrapped in a pastry. Often the […]

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A Taste Of Italy…Cavolo Nero Con Fagioli E Patate

If you have ever dreamed of traveling to Italy, finding a small trattoria out in the countryside, and sampling some of the wonderful foods you have read about for years, then you are like me. I think we all hope that we can find that special little spot that the tourists haven’t discovered. We would […]

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Grilled Shrimp With A Crispy Bacon And Gorgonzola Salad

Mention the word salad when the question comes up, “what’s for dinner“, and you might get a frown or a mumble. At least that is what might happen in our family this time of the year when we are trying to eat lighter. But if the answer is grilled shrimp with a crispy bacon and gorgonzola […]

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A picture is worth a thousand words so this post is short as my pictures will speak for themselves. I would like to  share what I consider the best photos from Back Road Journal during 2012. It was a year that included gardening at our homes in both New Hampshire and Maine, a road trip […]

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