Tag Archives: spring

New Dispatch Magazine + Spring Portland, Maine CSA Options

Dispatch magazine is back! Or rather it’s under new management, but it’s more exciting to say it has returning with a vengeance. And with it, more writing from yours truly as I’ll be contributing, hopefully on the reg. The magazine … 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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Curried Rhubarb Orange Chutney

Rhubarb is one of the first signs of spring here in Maine – the rhubarb plant in my boyfriend’s yard is huge already. Because we use the big vegetative stalks of the plant, rather than the fruit, it’s ready to … Continue reading

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Spring Herb Quinoa Cakes

Quinoa cakes! I know whenever I see or hear about some recipe that involves cakes or patties, I smile and nod, knowing that I’ll never take the time to shred, mix, pat, fry, etc. But when my friend LBK described … Continue reading

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Cream of Asparagus and Potato Soup

The downside of pickled asparagus was all the leftover asparagus – I used the 12 ounce jars, which are taller than pint jars, but still had a bunch of half spears left over.  And I don’t know about you, but I … Continue reading

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Pickled Asparagus

Aside from that out of season hot pepper jam, I don’t usually do much wintertime canning. Sure, there’s seasonal marmalades to make, and you can always make a savory garlic or onion jam. But typically, I view preserving as a … Continue reading

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Easter Recipe Round-up

It has been said time and time again, that I am not a baker. I like substitutions. I like creativity, freedom, and distractibility. I might not like commitment.  I am a big fan of boxed cake mix.  Regardless, my cakes are always … Continue reading

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