Author Archives: Karen

About Karen

I travel the back roads of New England and beyond, sharing great food and interesting places.

Summer Strawberries…Sweet And Savory

Sweet, succulent berries are one of the pleasures of summer. In New England, blueberries are probably the most popular summer berry but my personal favorite is strawberries. Strawberries have been in the market for months now but with white tops … Continue reading

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“It’s Just Steak” – Not If It’s A Bacon Wrapped Filet

You might think “It’s Just Steak”, But Not If It’s A Filet. This meal is all about a well seasoned filet mignon that is wrapped in applewood smoked bacon that adds both flavor and moisture, then pan seared for a nice … Continue reading

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Arroz Con Pollo “His Way”

Arroz Con Pollo is one of the most popular chicken dishes in Cuba, Latin America and Spain. The flavorful rice is the star ingredient and is allowed to take prominence over the chicken in this traditional meal. While there are many … Continue reading

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Coping With Crutches And A Broken Foot

It couldn’t have happened at a worse time…a slight twist of my foot and I’ve ended up with two broken (the 4th & 5th) metatarsal bones in my left foot, my leg is now in a cast and I’m coping with crutches. … Continue reading

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NH Colonial Farmhouse For Sale – Orchard Hill Farm

Orchard Hill Farm is situated on one of the highest points in Rockingham County. Its beautiful yellow Georgian colonial farmhouse was built in 1730 but has been meticulously restored to museum quality by some of the finest craftsmen in New … Continue reading

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Short Rib Marmalade Crostini, A Moxy Inspired Tapas

If you visit Portsmouth, New Hampshire and walk into Moxy for the first time, you might not guess that this casual restaurant’s chef, Matt Louis, has been nominated for Best Chef in the Northeast region by the James Beard Foundation…that … Continue reading

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Does It Stay Or Does It Go

Does It Stay Or Does It Go, that is a question I’ve asked myself lately. No, I’m not cleaning my closets of last year’s fashions for something new and trendy. I’m deciding which items to keep as my husband and … Continue reading

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Spring Green

As I left for the airport in the early morning hours of late April, the cold morning air and leafless trees made me wonder if it would ever feel or look like spring here in New Hampshire. Returning home from … Continue reading

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Chicken Avocado Suiza

Chicken Avocado Suiza is a delicious pan seared chicken breast topped with melted cheese,  creamy avocado and a fragrant roasted tomatillo sauce. This recipe was inspired by the flavors of one of my favorite Mexican comfort meals, chicken enchiladas Suizas. I … Continue reading

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Spring Is Late, Mud Season Has Arrived

After enduring New England’s harsh winters, I believe springtime is one of the most beautiful and must longed for seasons that comes our way but spring is late this year. Usually in April, the green floor of our orchard is … Continue reading

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