Monthly Archives: May 2010

Pickled Ramps and Radishes

Original, I know. But between the radishes and ramps, and only a few of each, I figured it was best to make a quick brine, blanch my veggies, let ’em hang out together and get pickled. The yes pile… The … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers Challenge: Croquembouche

Phew, I made it. A seemingly simple tower of cream puffs or a croquembouche, if you’re fancy, almost stymed my attempts at participating in this month’s Daring Baker’s Challenge. But I triumphed, and I learned how to make a pate … Continue reading

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My First Radish

I think radish are one of the things they suggest you grow with kids, because they’re super easy to grow and grow really quickly. Well, today I kinda felt like a 5-year-old, because I was so excited over these three … Continue reading

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Maine-Made Buffalo Wings

The other night I attended the University of Maine Cooperative Extension‘s workshop Recipe to Market. This is a class for people who have a food product that they are thinking seriously about manufacturing and selling. Ideas there ranged from barbecue … Continue reading

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Ramps: A Little Help?

OK, now what? I totally didn’t pay attention while all the other bloggers were raving about their recent ramp preparations. Pickled is all I got… any other ideas? Thanks!

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Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Inspired by this New York Times Temporary Vegetarian recipe for a variation on Eggplant Parmesan, M. and I bought some eggplant at the market. OK, I guess only I was inspired by it, because he while he was down with … Continue reading

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Sabieng Review

The atmosphere and menu at Sabieng are unassuming; there’s no $1 sushi nights, no offers to toss shrimp into your mouth. Instead, the restaurant sits down the block from the intersection of Forest Ave. and Congress St., quietly serving a … Continue reading

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Nosh Revisited

Friday night, before the awesome Sage Francis and B. Dolan show at Port City Music Hall, M and I went to Nosh for quick bite at the bar. He’d never been, and I was hoping to confirm the more positive … Continue reading

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BBF Travels: Umi Sake; Timonium, Maryland

This past weekend the Blueberry Files hit the road and traveled to Baltimore and Richmond to see my cousin get married. On our way to the house Friday night, Mom and Buck took us to Umi Sake in Timonium, a … Continue reading

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BBF Travels: Umi Sake

This past weekend the Blueberry Files hit the road and traveled to Baltimore and Richmond to see my cousin get married. On our way to the house Friday night, Mom and Buck took us to Umi Sake in Timonium, a … Continue reading

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