Category Archives: winter

Wintertime Canning: Hot Pepper Jam

Canning hot pepper jam in the middle of winter is the perfect pick-me-up. It’s nice to put up a quick little project that doesn’t rely on perfect in-season produce, and this jam refreshes the canning pantry which is starting to … Continue reading

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Seared Maine Diver Scallops

Inspired by a recent recipe in the Portland Phoenix about cooking restaurant-worthy scallops at home, I tried my hand at searing scallops the other night. I turned to this NPR story, written by local food writer Laura McCandlish, for the recipe.  … Continue reading

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Gardening Files: Portland Soil Surprise

Gardening is a natural progression from an interest in local food or home cooking. Maybe you’re looking to increase your personal sustainability or want the pleasure of growing sun-ripened tomatoes right outside your door.  Whatever the reason, if you’re at … Continue reading

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Snow Day Odds and Ends

I hope you are all in your happy place, because despite the afternoon sunshine, it is somethin’ outside. I’ll avoid complaining about it, I know you’ve probably absorbed enough of that from your various social media channels. But walking around … Continue reading

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Allagash Brewing Company Tour

We just got so much snow in Maine! Thirty inches is our record-breaking total in Portland. The city was shut down yesterday, and after venturing to Ruski’s for my typical snow day breakfast, I stayed in, drank Dark and Stormies, … Continue reading

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Canning Hot Pepper Jam

Hot pepper jam is one of the best things to come into my life as a result of learning to can. It’s totally superfluous- no one would ever say it was necessary to make it through the winter. But damn if … Continue reading

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Fall Cocktails

As the weather cools off, it’s easier to go inside and have a drink, rather than frequent places I’d rather not be, but go to just because there’s an outdoor deck.  Fall sliding into winter provides an excuse to slow … Continue reading

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