Category Archives: Recipes

Pumpkin Four Ways

As with many families, Halloween is a much anticipated time for our boys.  This year we really celebrated the pumpkin.  My mother (a.k.a. Memere) always grows pumpkins to share, and she outdid herself this year by producing gigantic ones.  Paul … Continue reading

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Roasted Applesauce

Every year we all look forward to going apple picking at a local orchard.  This fall we tried Terison’s Orchard in Cumberland, Maine.  Apparently they use pesticide sprays minimally, and that sounded good to us!   We picked a whole … Continue reading

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Eggless Chocolate Crinkle Cookes

Our family’s “foodie” pursuits are hindered slightly by Paul’s allergies to eggs and several varieties of tree nuts.  Honestly, it doesn’t bother him all that much – he’s lived with it his whole life and doesn’t know what he’s missing … Continue reading

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Mill Bread

On New Year’s Day we journeyed west and found ourselves in the town of Winchester for the afternoon.  We wandered about the town, bought some much enjoyed sweets at a candy shop, and visited the Winchester City Mill.  This is … Continue reading

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Eggplant Caponata

A few weeks ago Paul came home from a trip to Rosemont, our local food market and bakery, with a container of Eggplant Caponata.  After enjoying a bite or two my thoughts of course went to “I must have more … Continue reading

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Hot Stuff

This year we grew lots of hot peppers in our garden with the plan of making hot sauce.  We started several different varieties from seed, but unfortunately the long cold wet Maine spring made our baby pepper plants very unhappy. … Continue reading

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Blackberry Jam

The blackberries are ready for picking!  I love picking berries.  There is something thrilling about finding that perfect spot for picking, watching the mound of berries grow in your bucket, sampling a bite or two along the way, and finally enjoying … Continue reading

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