Monthly Archives: June 2012

Garlic Scape Basil Pesto

I thought to myself, ‘self, you write a Maine blog, and sometimes I just can’t tell.’ So I took out my camera during our sailing race last night (obviously my role on the boat is very critical), and took some … Continue reading

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Grilled Zucchini and Corn Ribbon Salad

Photo by Alexa We ekked out a driveway barbecue on Sunday in between the weekend’s thunderstorms – in honor of new jobs, summer breaks for teacher friends, and finishing the Trek. The menu was simple: grilled wings, Brats, and some side … Continue reading

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Trek Across Maine Wrap-up

Woah, woah, where goes the time?? Friday, Friday, here we are. This week was supposed to be quieter after completing the Trek Across Maine, but when it’s 90 in July? There’s boats to be sailed! Strawberries to be picked! And … Continue reading

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Carbing Up with Chicken Parm

Oh, joy! There is apparently truth to “carbo-loading,” or eating a lot of carbohydrates before a long distance athletic event. I’m participating in the Trek Across Maine this weekend, a charity bike ride for the American Lung Association from Sunday River in … Continue reading

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Book Review-O-Rama: Apron Anxiety

It’s not a new story: girl meets boy, whirlwind romance ensues, boy and girl move to a faraway town, girl is restless/unemployed, girl learns to cook (ahem, see the onus of this very blog).  Thus begins Apron Anxiety by Alyssa Shelasky with … Continue reading

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Kale, Carrot, Walnut, Apple Potluck Salad

I now have two go-to potluck salads! I love go-tos. While sometimes it’s fun to think of new things, find new recipes, pour over magazines, blogs, cookbooks to find something intriguing, sometimes you just want tried and true.  My first … Continue reading

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Spring Herb Quinoa Cakes

Quinoa cakes! I know whenever I see or hear about some recipe that involves cakes or patties, I smile and nod, knowing that I’ll never take the time to shred, mix, pat, fry, etc. But when my friend LBK described … Continue reading

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