Category Archives: cookbooks

A Not-At-All Comprehensive Maine Food Lover’s Gift Guide

UPDATE: The giveaway winner is Anne! I randomly chose commenter #1 (the first commenter) as the winner of the Islandport Garden Harvest calendar. Thank you to everyone who entered and remember, Islandport Press is offering 20% off their beautiful calendar … 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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Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook Review

I have mixed feelings about the Cook’s Illustrated publications.  While I am lured in by their promise of perfectly seasoned dishes at the end of the rainbow, I frequently find that the recipes don’t mix with my style of cooking.  … Continue reading

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Roasted Beet and Onion Salad

Woah, apparently *not* being super, ridiculously busy doesn’t mean that you’ll actaully write on your blog (just like how going to the airport doesn’t actually mean that you’ll get on your plane- not that I know anyone who did that). … Continue reading

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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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Bittman’s Failed Alfredo Sauce

Grr, I am annoyed. I spend a long time last night debating in my head what I wanted for dinner. Did I want some sort of pasta-cream-cheese-broccoli dish? Or did I want to fry up a burger from Wolfe’s Neck … Continue reading

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Pickled Red Onions

I have been meaning to whip up a batch of pickled onions. Why? I don’t really know. But they seem like the kind of thing that you could put on everything. And then, once you’ve eaten all the onions (or … Continue reading

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