Monthly Archives: July 2012

Post-Camping Lunch Lion’s Pride Pub, Brunswick

This weekend I went camping on Swan Island, off Richmond, Maine, in the Kennebec River. There is a public campsite on the Eastern side of the island, which is owned and managed by the state. A. and I took his … Continue reading

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Green Gazpacho and Bread Storage

I think I decided gazpacho is easy to make, but making good gazpacho is hard. Agree? Gazpacho can be a bit one-note, or a bit like eating salsa. It’s harder to make something that you can serve as the main … Continue reading

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BBF Preserves: Dill Pickles

Much like how a electrician’s home isn’t wired correctly or a finish carpenters’ house isn’t trimmed out completely, I haven’t done much canning for myself yet this year. But I’ve been busy teaching – first low-sugar strawberry jam classes and … Continue reading

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Pie-O-Rama: Homemade Cherry Pie

It has been well documented that I suck at baking (see failed cheesecake, failed pavlova, failed cookies).  But I was bound and determined to make a good pie for this month’s Pie-o-rama. Several Portland food bloggers publish collaborative reviews on … Continue reading

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BBF Preserves: Strawberries in Vanilla Syrup

Strawberry season is over in Maine; fellow food blogger Vrylena and I made it to Maxwell’s in Cape Elizabeth on the last day of their pick-your-own season (last Tuesday), where I slowly picked 5 pounds of strawberries.  And now in the … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

I hope the holiday tomorrow brings you a day off of work and time with friends and family. I’ll be barbecuing with my sweetie and then headed to Portland’s Eastern Prom to watch the city’s fireworks.  My friends attempting to insert a … Continue reading

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