How to Make and Preserve Strawberry Jam

How to Make and Preserve Strawberry Jam

Strawberry season is barely a month long. One day the plants are covered in delicate, white flowers, and the next you’re drowning in ripe, ruby red berries. It’s an excellent problem to have. We have a really small strawberry patch. It’s only two rows, each about 50 feet long. We grow only one variety, called… 

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Baked Cinnamon and Cardamom Apple Chips

Baked Cinnamon and Cardamom Apple Chips

At some point, I turned my back on eating whole foods and fell into the loving arms of individually packaged baked goods and chemical laden, processed foods. I can’t say that I fought the process. I was a willing participant, drooling at the mere mention of pub cheese. The truth is, processed foods are amazing…. 

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Crispy Skinned Duck Breast

How to Cook a Crispy-Skinned Pan-Seared Duck Breast Fillet

People can get a little bit weird about duck, and for a couple of reasons. Some people assume that it’s a luxury ingredient, an expensive piece of protein whose cooking and care is best left to professionals in elaborate Thai or Chinese kitchens, and which doesn’t make any sense for a quick weeknight meal. Others… 

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'Wich, Please

Kickstarting Our Food Truck, Part 6: Straight TCB’in It

It’s been another exciting month, with lots of dramatic, high-tension twists and turns, and at least three high-speed pursuits, and by “high-speed pursuits” I mean “long city council meetings.” As we get closer and closer to realizing our food truck dreams here in Rockland, Maine, I wanted to update you on a few exciting developments…. 

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Twice-Baked Stuffed Squash

Twice-Baked Acorn Squash with Sausage and Kale

I’ve always liked living in town. Walking to the coffee shop, bookstore, farmer’s market, playground, bar, etc. is really appealing. Strap the kids in the stroller or a carrier, slide into good walking shoes, and go. You’re out, in the sun, meeting the people in your neighborhood, smiling at friendly shopkeepers, popping into galleries just for… 

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Grilled Cheese with Havarti, Bacon, Caramelized Pears, and Honey

Grilled Cheese with Havarti, Bacon, Caramelized Pears, and Honey (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

As our longtime From Away readers know, I am no stranger to the comforting pleasures of a grilled cheese sandwich. They’re quick, easy, inexpensive, and delicious. What’s more, a quick grilled cheese sandwich is a dish that my daughter will be sure to eat, even though I know I should be broadening her culinary horizons… 

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Domino Pourable Brown Sugar

Roasted Mangos with Domino Brown Sugar (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

​I have two very small children. I have a job, or rather, a passel of freelancing projects I’m constantly behind on. The house needs dusting. The laundry is multiplying like tribbles. I have to do something about the clothes on the floor of my closet. I’m in an ongoing battle with a small spider in the… 

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Italian Style Ribs

Italian-Style Slow Roasted Spare Ribs

These days, I’m spending a lot of time enjoying my protracted unemployment, as I wait for the 50 feet of snow we received here in Maine to melt and for the thermometer to creep above 40 degrees, so I can finally open the doors to our food truck. In the meantime, though, I’m using my… 

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Greek-Style Lamb Burgers

Greek-Style Lamb Burgers with Mezzetta Everything Spread (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

We’ve been refining our ground lamb burger game since the very beginning of this blog, trying all kinds of different breads, sauces, and types of vegetables, searching for the perfect way to translate flavorful lamb into burger form. It’s harder than it sounds; lamb has a tendency to dry out, so in addition to being… 

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