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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