Preserving Summer with the FoodSaver® System PLUS GIVEAWAY!

Have you been reading about this food waste issue making news lately? It’s making me feel terrible, on a household level and on a macro level as well. I’m sure restaurants and grocery stores and other corporate entities contribute to this avalanche of food that is ending up in the trash, but I know that… 

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Sumthin' Fishy

Sumthin’ Fishy

In a parking lot off Route 201, between the Napa Auto Parts and the entrance to Tri-Sports, a tarplike plastic tent is erected every April and dismantled in the Fall. It’s one of the ways to tell it’s springtime in Topsham, the opening of Sumthin’ Fishy. When we moved here, at the tail end of last… 

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Taquitos de Lengua

Taquitos de Lengua with Salsa Roja

Who would have expected New Haven, Connecticut to be home to one of the most exciting developing Mexican taco truck scenes we’ve ever seen? Occupying a stretch of Long Wharf Drive, which runs parallel to Interstate 95, past New Haven’s massive Brutalist-style concrete architecture, a few gas stations, and a fairly newly-minted Ikea, hardcore Mexican… 

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Warmings Market

Today’s Sandwich: Ham Italian (Warmings Market)

Today’s sandwich is the “Ham Italian” from Warmings Market in Brunswick. It combines ham, American cheese, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, pickles, black olives and oil on a sub roll. Location: 294 Maine Street, Brunswick Price: $4.75 (Large) Notes: Enter the ham Italian, one of Portland, Maine’s greatest contributions to the culinary world. On its worst… 

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Macaroon Whoopie Pies

I had the brilliant idea to slap together two bigified macaroons with some tasty creme filling. Of course I went to the internet to see which other geniuses had come before me. Usually, I stand on the shoulders of giants. Those better angels of our nature who have the vision to combine macaroni and cheese with… 

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Tomato Pie

When does a vintage recipe require revision, or reimagination, and when is it perfect as is? This is the question I asked myself as I unpacked the pie my mother-in-law made on Sunday. We had spent a gorgeous afternoon up the coast in Rockland, strolling down Main Street, popping into shops and galleries, and having… 

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Polenta Fries and Kale Chips

As much as I would love for it to be the case, leggings are not, as it turns out, actually pants. The baby is three months old, it’s nearly, sort-of almost spring, and one of these days I’m going to have to clothe myself in something with a zipper. Ugh. It’s time to trade in the hamburgers and… 

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Homemade American Cheese

How to Make American Cheese

As our regular readers know, I’ll go to my grave defending processed, pasteurized American cheese. I understand your objections to this position. I’ve heard all of the arguments. It’s bland. It’s lowbrow. Heck, it’s not even technically cheese, but more of a sciency slurry of milk, whey, milkfat, artificial flavorings and oil, dyed orange and… 

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Banana Applesauce Muffins

I’ve already had four of these muffins today. I don’t know if it’s me – because I’m ravenous all the time – or because these muffins are wonderful. You probably have all the ingredients on hand. Borrow an egg from a neighbor if you’re out. Does anyone do that anymore? It’s such a quaint custom. Mash… 

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