Monthly Archives: June 2010

Pea, Radish and Feta Salad

Another great recipe from Earth to Table: Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm by Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann, two chefs at the Canadian restaurant Ancaster Old Mill. The book is divided into seasons with recipes for corresponding produce. And … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Chocolate Pavolvas with Mascarpone Mousse

Time for another Daring Bakers’ Challenge! And yet again (seems more often than not?), I failed at baking. This challenge didn’t even involve that much baking, so I really don’t know what the problem was. Probably due to my inability … Continue reading

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Strawberry Freezer Jam

Strawberry season has finally arrived here in southern Maine. I say ‘finally,’ but I think it’s actually a few weeks early this year. I just have been jonesing for strawberries- especially after reading about other bloggers’ delicious strawberry treats. Well, … Continue reading

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Chicken and Veggie Fried Rice

I’ve been craving fried rice this week (and I’ll tell you why in a minute *not pregnant*), but didn’t have all the essentials. I was slowly gathering all the ingredients, like a little fried rice scavenger hunt. I made some … Continue reading

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Blueberry Coffee Cake

For someone who writes a blog called ‘the Blueberry Files,’ I’m not all that into blueberries. Strawberries, I go crazy for. But blueberries don’t make me as excited (and sometimes the things people make blueberry-ified make me downright nauseous). The … Continue reading

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Veranda Thai Review

Hooray! The eighth round of the Thai-o-rama Project brings us some great Thai food: Veranda Thai. I met up with several other bloggers and food writers and enjoyed a nice night, complete with hula hooping in the parking lot afterwards … Continue reading

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Monday Monument Square Market

OK, consider yourself informed. There’s a Farmers’ Market on Mondays in Monument Square. I thought I was one of the last to know, but I keep running into people who express surprise when I mention the Monday market. (I mean, … Continue reading

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Bazkari Catering Food Cart

At around 10am Wednesday, I got the food scoop email from Roomie A. who works on Monument Square: There’s a new food cart outside my office. I’ll try it today and let you know of its deliciousness. If good, maybe … Continue reading

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After I first made my own sauerkraut in my Master Food Preserver class, I became kind of obsessed with the stuff. Whereas before I didn’t even like it, I now crave it and am extremely interested in all the different … Continue reading

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McCormick Spice Mix WTF

I discovered this horror while shopping at the Hannaford recently; it’s a prepackaged spice mix from McCormick titled “Recipe Inspirations.” Each one comes with the premeasured spices you need to make a particular recipe (recipe card included!). Here, you can … Continue reading

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