Category Archives: veggies

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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Hilltop Superette Grand Opening and Portland Food Signing

First things first: I will be at Local Sprouts Cafe tonight at 5pm, with copies of my book Portland Food: the Culinary Capital of Maine for sale. I can also sign a copy you’ve already purchased, of course. Come say … Continue reading

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Happy Hour at the Black Birch, Kittery

Some friends of mine invited me down for happy hour in Kittery at the Black Birch. An hour south of Portland, Kittery is the first town over the border into Maine and is better known for it’s outlet malls. But … Continue reading

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Canning Tomato Salsa with Paste Tomatoes

I’ve finally found a home canned salsa recipe that I like – this one uses paste tomatoes and simmers for 30 minutes, so it makes a nice, thick salsa, with a consistency close to commercially prepared salsas.  In the past, … Continue reading

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Food Preservation Workshops

While I haven’t actually been to the Portland Farmers’ Market yet myself (shh! I’m going Saturday, OK?), I know we’re on the verge of a produce explosion.  Alright, I’m exaggerating a little bit, but in the grand scheme of things, we’re right … Continue reading

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Ravens Super Bowl Champs!

As my roommate greeted me this morning, welcome to a world in which the Baltimore Ravens are the World Champions! Man, that was an incredible post season run – four games in which the Ravens were predicted to lose, beating some of … Continue reading

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Small Batch Winter Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut to break up all the holiday cookie recipes – you didn’t see that coming, did ya? I made a batch of pistachio brittle and this sauerkraut in one evening. I felt very accomplished.  I used my mandolin slicer to thinly slice a medium-sized … Continue reading

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