Monthly Archives: June 2009

Grace Review

Last night, M and I decided to go to Grace for a drink and maybe an eat to scope out the place. I’m sure you’ve all seen all the beautiful pictures of the restoration (if not, look here and here). … Continue reading

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

This is the first time I have made jam on my own, and it turned out great, if I do say so myself. I used the strawberries I recently picked from Maxwell’s in Cape Elizabeth and rhubarb that I bought … Continue reading

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Strawberry Harvest

OK, I got really excited about strawberries this year. They aren’t worth eating from the grocery store (they’re white in the middle!!), and so when local straws showed up at the Portland Farmer’s Market, I snatched up a quart for… … Continue reading

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Aw, Pinchy…

Since the ‘rents were visiting this weekend, we had a lobster feast on Saturday night. We had local lobster purchased at Harbor Fish Market down on Custom House Wharf, salt potatoes (an upstate New York specialty), and corn from Georgia … Continue reading

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Backyard Locavore Tour

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Backyard Locavore Tour is a self-guided edible garden tour. Thirteen sites will be available for tours, throughout the Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Cumberland, and Yarmouth areas. At each site Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver … Continue reading

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Sacre Bleu!

A delicious French-themed dinner: Chicken Cordon Bleu and Aligot or French Garlic Cheesy mashed potatoes. The potatoes are not for the faint of heart- they contain a stick of butter and 2 cups of cheese! But we halved the recipe, … Continue reading

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Bintliff’s American Yumminess

I have long heard that Bintliff’s American Cafe is the best brunch in Portland. But I have also witnessed the lines out the door at Bintliff’s on the weekends. And when I go out to brunch, I’m usually hungry, like … Continue reading

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