Category Archives: Tasty treats

Oatmeal Cookies with Extra Plump Raisins

This recipe came along to me from Ruth Thurston in Machias who has very similar tastes to mine, and similar kitchen instincts. She says she thinks she clipped it out of the Ellsworth American a long time ago, and surmises it might have been written by Allene White who observed that soaking raisins in beaten […]

Dylan’s Blueberry Pudding Cake

Good old blueberries which are now ripening. Where would we in Maine be without them? Pretty bereft, I suspect, of our annual festival, pie, cake, and crisp rituals. This pudding cake is the most recent of blueberry desserts to catch on in this household, brought here by my young friend Dylan Purington, who picked it […]

Not-So-Plain-and-Simple Rhubarb Cakes

  Gingerbread with rhubarb was what Stephen Bergey, Belfast, remembered having for breakfast. He was pretty sure it was one of Brownie Schrumpf’s recipes. So we asked here a couple of weeks ago, and sadly no one seems to have Brownie’s recipe. In the process, though we collected a few other very good rhubarb cake […]

Plain and Simple Rhubarb Cake

The most popular conveyance for rhubarb seems to be cake. This week and next, we’ll treat ourselves to a couple of versions of rhubarb cake. This week’s is simple, gently flavored, nothing fancy on top, and it swallows up its rhubarb sweetly leaving only a small trace behind. Fresh out of the oven, the top […]

Gertrude’s Applesauce Cake

Anne Flagg of Northport offered this charming recipe. She calls it one of her “picnic” recipes. “My mother got it from her cousin Gertrude back in the 1940s,” Anne wrote, “and though they are both long gone, I like to remember the foods she served and the recipes for same.” This cake is definitely worth […]