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Urban Sugar at Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland had the grand reopening of their ReStore on Saturday and four food trucks were in attendance, ready to feed hungry shoppers. I went to the opening ceremony to support Roomie A. and boyfriend A. … Continue reading

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Homemade Cronuts

Since there are people out there who still haven’t heard of a cronut (ahem, Jenner), let’s start at the beginning. The cronut is the creation of NYC baker Dominique Ansel and is described as half-donut, half-croissant. These pastry are so popular … Continue reading

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Quick Spaghetti Sauce

Much ink has been spilled over how to make the perfect spaghetti sauce (or Sunday Gravy for the more authentic readers), so I know that what I’m saying is not revolutionary. You can find the most simple of recipes or … Continue reading

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Potato Cakes

A totally respectable lunch.  I made potato cakes with the leftover colcannon, after being inspired by Well Preserved‘s recipe. Most importantly, on cooking the cakes: “Don’t touch them.  I know you want to.  Just don’t.  You only get one shot.  Wait until … Continue reading

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Who Wants a Wedgie?!?

The Wedgie Salad returns! My associations are with my Virginian grandma; it seemed quaint to me, having grown up on Romaine lettuce, that Grandma sliced a head of Iceberg into quarters and covered it with bottled blue cheese dressing. Like just another anachronistic dish from … Continue reading

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Garbage Cookies

After my failed attempt at recreating the finicky momofuku compost cookies, I concluded that it’d be much easier to take your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and just add a bunch of your favorite snack foods and candy. So when … Continue reading

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Zucchini Pasta Ribbons

A simple recipe to help you use up all the great produce we’re experiencing this time of year… Zucchini ribbon pasta.  Use a peeler or a mandolin slicer to get long, thin strips of zucchini and combine with as many … Continue reading

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