Category Archives: fruit

BBF Preserves: Honey-Sweetened Strawberry Rhubarb Jam + Dinner out in Portland afterwards

It’s almost strawberry season in Maine! I look forward to few fruits and vegetables seasons with the same enthusiasm as strawberries. Strawberries mark the beginning of summer and the change from vegetables that require little light to grow, like lettuces … Continue reading

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Out On A Limb – 4th Share

A little late, but here’s my last share of the Out on a Limb Apple CSA. Pictured from upper left: Tolman Sweet, Black Oxford, Winter Banana, Northern Spy, Yellow Bellflower, and American Golden Russets.  All of these varieties are recommended for … Continue reading

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Sunday Visit to Bresca and the Honey Bee

It was a sad day for Portland’s restaurant scene when Krista Desjarlais announced that she was closing her restaurant, Bresca. Fortunately, the news came quickly that she and her husband Erik (also a chef), bought the Snack Shack at Sabbathday … Continue reading

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Out on a Limb – 4th Share

Clockwise, from top left: 20 oz., Blue Pearmain, Grey Pearmain, Rhode Island Greening, Fireside It would follow the week I’m in charge of splitting up the share that I end up with the fewest apples. Also not pictured, Frostbite, an … Continue reading

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Out On A Limb CSA – 3rd Share

This is my third of a share from the 3rd delivery of the Out On A Limb CSA. Eight varieties of apples this time – the most yet.  Clockwise from top: Cox’s Orange Pippin, Wolf River, Nodhead, Wagener, Pomme Grise, Whitefield, … Continue reading

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Thai Steak Salad and Strawberry Peach Pie

I don’t know what’s up with the weather in Maine. It’s been brain-liquefying, stupor-inducing heat, then back to fleece-wrapped, muggy drizzle. For dinner, I have alternately had cold fried chicken with zucchini corn salad and then spicy chipotle chili and cornbread. … Continue reading

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Putting Up Peaches

The law of unintended consequences, first coined as such by sociologist Robert Merton, is defined as “outcomes that are not the ones intended by purposeful actions.” This principle can be seen at work when one unsuspecting woman affirms in an … Continue reading

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