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, […]

Shortbread for Tea Time

Quite a few of us have friends among our summer communities here in Maine, and as summer whizzes by chances to spend time with them are getting scanter and scanter. So quickly, before they have to return to their year-round homes, invite one over, get out a nice teapot and brew up a couple of […]

Eggplant Parmesan, Simplified

Next to ratatouille, eggplant parmesan is my  favorite way to eat one of summer’s grand vegetables, and a good excuse for growing eggplants. I have assembled it in casseroles, baked, then carved the result into blocks of deliciousness to serve. The following simpler method makes individual servings which can be put together on a baking […]

Green Beans with a Little Red

It is so good to see green beans setting abundantly on the plants out in the garden. I love green beans—eat them raw in the garden; blanch them and dip them in pesto mayonnaise or garlicky aioli; steam them and eat with butter, salt and pepper; sauté them briefly in olive oil with a little […]