Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cheddar Apple Pie

Lest you think I’m late to the party and trying to suggest pies for the Eating Holiday that just passed, know that I made this for no reason other than that I had a lot of spare apples and was … Continue reading

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Turkey Options in Portland

It’s almost turkey time, kids! Are you getting excited? I am. But that’s because I’m going to Maryland to see my family, and I don’t have to cook. I realize that’s a weird thing for a food blogger to be … Continue reading

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Pickle Reviews

I’ve become obsessed with pickles lately- or rather I’ve tapped into my deep obsession; it was always there.  In Brooklyn last month, I pickled up two quart jars of pickles to bring back and share with my friend A. (also … Continue reading

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Garbage Cookies

After my failed attempt at recreating the finicky momofuku compost cookies, I concluded that it’d be much easier to take your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and just add a bunch of your favorite snack foods and candy. So when … Continue reading

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Seasons in Maine

I just got back from the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market in Portland, where the stalls are thinning and the crowds are slowing, but there’s still plenty of great produce. Brussels sprouts; all manner of squash; heaping piles of kale, chard, … Continue reading

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Cooking and the Single Life

An old friend John used to make (and maybe still does) big batches of food and eat them for every meal.  As you can probably guess, John was a bachelor at the time.  As a happily coupled young twenty-something, I … Continue reading

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