“Delicious” Baked Rice Custard

This past week, I had on my food historian hat, gave a talk in Yarmouth, Maine, and another in New Hampshire, and came home thinking about recipe collections I have, including the one assembled by another resident of North Islesboro, Elsa Bates. I barely knew Elsa who was still alive when I came to the […]

Post-Easter Ham and Egg Heaven

  Are you a ham for Easter kind of cook? Some prefer lamb, and these days asparagus is a must-have, and I am seeing fresh peas and spinach on Easte r menus offered up in print. In Maine, if you like to acquire local food, most years, and this year especially, fresh asparagus, spinach, and […]

Pumpkin Cake for Dessert

Time for dessert. We’ve been eating a lot of soup and squash casseroles and things made with beets here lately and we have earned a sweet treat. Only it will be made from some more of my winter-stored food supply, the pumpkins, which are going to get moldy if I don’t cook them. And happily, […]