Easy Ways to Add Herbs to Your Cooking

When I was about twelve years old, I fell in love with the idea of herbs and herb gardens. My parents indulged my interest and I grew excessive amounts of catnip and tansy, along with chives, salad burnet, parsley, thyme and a couple of the other usual suspects. I loved the idea of hanging bunches […]

“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 […]