Monthly Archives: August 2014

Preserve precious produce

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on August 14, 2014 Hunt & Alpine Club’s pickled pantry In his preserving cookbook Saving the Season, University of California Master Food Preserver Kevin West writes, “nature’s bounty is abundant, but fleeting,” and encourages … Continue reading

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Preserving Peaches with Food In Jars’ Marisa McClellan

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of hosting Marisa McClellan, author of two preserving cookbooks and blogger at Food In Jars, at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Falmouth. We were all particularly excited to be a stop on … Continue reading

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Summer Pickling in Maine, Continued

In researching my recent Portland Phoenix column, Preserve precious produce, I, as usual, gathered information that wouldn’t fit into the column. I talked pickling at length with the chef at Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, a place that brings cocktails to mind … Continue reading

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OBX Beach Break

I’m on vacation! Nothing but peaches, corn, seafood, pools and beaches as far as the eye can see. Until we return to our regularly scheduled programming (ha! Like I have a schedule…), read my article in this week’s Portland Phoenix: … Continue reading

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Backyard Locavore Day, Food In Jars’ Preserving by the Pint

The 6th annual UMaine Extension Backyard Locavore Day is this Saturday, and the weather is predicted to be lovely. All the gardens will have dried out and be poppin’ after this week’s rain. Come enjoy a stroll around someone else’s … Continue reading

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Maine Beer Company Dinner Release and Fermented Dill Pickles

I never thought myself to be the kind of person who waits in line for beer. I scoffed at the people who, during the last Maine Beer Company Dinner (a double IPA) release, began forming a line in front of the … Continue reading

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