All posts by Sandy Oliver

Sandy Oliver

About Sandy Oliver

Sandy Oliver Sandy is a freelance food writer with the column Taste Buds appearing weekly since 2006 in the Bangor Daily News, and regular columns in Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors magazine and The Working Waterfront. Besides freelance food writing, she is a pioneering food historian beginning her work in 1971 at Mystic Seaport Museum, where she developed a fireplace cooking program in an 1830s house. After moving to Maine in 1988, Sandy wrote, Saltwater Foodways: New Englanders and Their Foods at Sea and Ashore in the 19th Century published in 1995. She is the author of The Food of Colonial and Federal America published in fall of 2005, and Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving History and Recipes from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie which she co-authored with Kathleen Curtin. She often speaks to historical organizations and food professional groups around the country, organizes historical dinners, and conducts classes and workshops in food history and in sustainable gardening and cooking. Sandy lives on Islesboro, an island in Penobscot where she gardens, preserves, cooks and teaches sustainable lifeways.

Sweet and Spicy Green Tomato Pie

Years and years ago, my friend Susie Hutchins in Worcester, Massachusetts, made green tomato pie which I recall enjoying very much. Susie’s gone now and though I think I got the recipe from her, alas, it is now amongst the missing. Just in the nick of green tomato time, however, along comes Fred Hartman in […]

Oat Rounds, a Not-Too-Sweet Treat

These crisp little numbers strike a middle ground between cookie and cracker, another take-with-tea-or-coffee-treat like shortbread or a scone. They are ridiculously easy to make and the ingredients are common pantry items. I have no idea where this recipe came from. I found it in my computer where it merely looked like this: “2oz su, […]