Sweet Potato Latkes for All

Chanukah began yesterday, Tuesday, evening, the annual Jewish commemoration of the rededication of the Jewish Holy Temple in Jerusalem when, by a miracle, one day’s oil supply lasted eight days. It is a time of thanksgiving, and some of the festive foods associated with the holiday include fare fried in oil, famously potato pancakes call […]

Steamed Pumpkin Pudding

Lots of us were without electricity this week which some of us need it to bake. Fortunately for me, Ruth Thurston in Machias had sent along a couple of good pumpkin recipes in response to my request and one was for a steamed pudding which when cooked, turned out, frosted and sliced looks for all […]

Pumpkin Spice Cake

This year the compost pile sprouted a couple of pumpkin vines. One yielded pumpkins big enough for jack-o’lanterns, the other produced seven pie pumpkins. A lucky thing because the two hills of pumpkins I planted on purpose produced only two, still green, struggling to ripen before frost. The compost pile pumpkins, glowing a deep orange, […]

A Lovely Sweet Italian Sausage Ragu

This is no ordinary spaghetti sauce, though it has tomato sauce in it, goes on pasta and has parmigiana sprinkled on top. The flavor in this ragu is deep, lovely, and makes pasta taste like something very special indeed. I’ve learned a lot about Italian food this summer from Cris Lerose, a WWOOF (World Wide […]