Lemon Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust and Blackberry Curd

Lemon Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust and Blackberry Curd

In true Maine form, the past week has brought us record high temperatures for May, followed by nights reminiscent of late October. Temperatures were northward of 90 degrees at least two days last week. The harsh, laughable winter was long forgotten, and we northerners were in our glory as we complained about being denied a… 

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Kickstarting Our Food Truck, Part 5: Unexpected Snags

In November of last year, we managed to raise just shy of $30,000 in one month (making our campaign the seventh most-funded food truck in Kickstarter history), in order to launch a new sandwich empire here in Rockland, Maine. It’s been almost a month since our last update, chronicling the details of launching the business and getting… 

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Lemon Vanilla Bean Pound Cake with Lavender Glaze

Lemon Vanilla Bean Pound Cake with Lavender Glaze

The first signs of Spring are starting to make an appearance. The mornings are heavy with  fog from the day’s warm air connecting with the mountainous snow banks. The sun shines almost every day, and the air smells like melting snow. It’s not a smell you can describe, but it’s a smell that everyone living… 

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Shrimp Hush Puppies

Shrimp Hush Puppies with Spicy Remoulade

My best friend just had a baby. She took her time in considering this event, longer even than I did. Was she okay enough? Was the world okay enough? Would the benefits outweigh the extreme possibility of mistakes and genetic misfortune. I’m so thankful she waited until she was certain, and when time was right she… 

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Fresh Guacamole with Tomatillos and Goat Cheese

Fresh Guacamole with Tomatillos and Goat Cheese

It’s time to confess something that I am ashamed to admit: I am a picky eater. I always have been. I cringe when certain food touches on my plate. (I am obsessed with segmented plates. They are God’s gift to neurotic eaters, whereas most casseroles are our kryptonite.) I have fond memories of being a kid… 

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Blueberry Clementine-Soaked Cake with Blood Orange Bitters

It’s been a very snowy few weeks since we’ve been back in New England. We’re snug in our cozy house that has been renovated with knotty pine floors, white subway tile in the kitchen, and rough beams throughout the downstairs. We’re happy to be reunited with our farm table, baked bean pot, blueberry rake, Eleanor the doe-eyed… 

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Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin Chicken Melt

America! Presents: Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin Chicken Melt

There aren’t a ton of ways to use “lunchtime” as a way to express your feelings of postmodern malaise and nagging ennui. You could eat a mayonnaise sandwich alone, under the fluorescent lights of the employee break room, while mentally reciting Sylvia Plath poetry. You could microwave some leftover Bengali fish curry, which has the added benefit… 

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Mrs. Fields Sea Salt and Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies Copycat

Mrs. Fields Copycat Sea Salt and Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I was growing up, there was no place else for a girl my age to dazzle her jealous peers with the latest in parachute pant and slap bracelet technology quite like the Maine Mall, thanks to the existence of four different stores. The “Pet Menagerie” was always one of the first stops. As soon… 

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Roasted Tomatillo Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Tomatillo Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole PLUS GIVEAWAY!

As anyone who follows along with our exploits on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram knows, I recently made the long, lonely cross-country drive from sunny, smoggy Burbank, California to the seemingly eternal permafrost of Rockland, Maine. It’s about  3,200 miles, and I made the trip by myself in about five days. Unlike our family trip west… 

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