Category Archives: summer

Bresca and the Honey Bee, Snack Shack at Outlet Beach

Our sailboat is in the shop. Not ideal timing, in the middle of July. But the upside is (and I’m searching hard for an upside), we get to use our weekends to do summer things that we’d otherwise skip in … Continue reading

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Strawberry Season in Maine

The fresh strawberries are starting to appear in the markets here in Southern Maine (!!!). I see strawberries as the official start to the short Maine preserving season – for one, strawberry jam is one of my favorite types of … Continue reading

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Canning Spaghetti Sauce in a Pressure Canner

My love for fresh, local tomatoes cannot be overstated. But (and I feel I’m making a bit of a canning confession here), I think preserving tomatoes in a way that captures their sweet, in-season taste can be a struggle. Preparing … Continue reading

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Summer Weekend: Flea Bites, SeaDogs, and Bissell Brothers BBQ

This weekend in Portland is full of food and drink events, as are all Maine summer weekends. Tonight, from 6:30-9:30pm, isĀ Flea Bites, the food truck clustering event outside of Portland’s Flea-for-all. Featured food trucks are CN Shawarma, Good Shepherd Food … Continue reading

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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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Sitting Outside

Labor Day weekend means the end of summer in Maine – in other places, it’s summer hot until at least mid-September. But our beach days are winding down and I’ve been sure to make the most of this fine stretch … 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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