Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! We’re deep into our turkey hangovers (okay, to be fair, they may be Glenlivet hangovers), but we wanted to take a moment, as we do every year, to share the things that we are thankful for. Jillian: I am thankful for Maine, which has made us feel so welcome for more than… 

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Spicy Cranberry Pepper Chutney

Spicy Cranberry Jalapeno Chutney

My favorite Thanksgiving movie is Pieces of April. It is ugly and unresolvable, and not necessarily a great film, but one I like a lot and watch every year, usually after guests have gone or we’ve come home half drunk on stuffing. It caps the holiday for me, like Santa bringing up the rear of the… 

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How to Shuck an Oyster

How to Shuck an Oyster

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to crack open a few dozen Maine oysters. Our icy autumn waters are the ideal environment for these strange, salty, slurpy creatures. I love the idea of presenting guests with beautiful, just-shucked oysters while everyone gathers in the kitchen and drinks a glass of bubbly. The rest of the meal is going to consist of heavy,… 

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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Rum Raisin Icing

Pumpkin Spice Cake

If you’re going to make this cake (and you should), you need some advance warning. Perhaps you’re a better person than I am and always read through a recipe all the way before embarking upon it. I think we learned about this in seventh grade home economics, or that meeting with financial aid at the ending of… 

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