“Some people might call ’em spoiled, but I think that these almost ruined ones sometimes make the sweetest jam,” Pearl Smooter says to her daughter, Melanie Carmichael, in the 2002 romantic comedy film “Sweet Home Alabama.” She’s making peach jam, and providing motherly advice to her… Read More
    I fell. The curb came out of nowhere and, in an instant, I went from a brisk walk to belly down on the concrete sidewalk. Immediately, the panic set in. A rush of adrenaline propelled me up to standing again while spurting “I’m ok,” to… Read More
New potatoes and the leeks are fine and ready, and we are still having temperatures in the seventies, so cold potato and leek soup tastes very good indeed. This winter when there are potatoes and leeks in the cellar and snow on the ground,… Read More
    When the peaches here are super ripe and thudding to the ground in the slightest breeze, I race around like mad trying to scoop them up before the hornets eat them and they melt into the ground. I’ve canned them, and frozen some, made… Read More

Food Blogs

But somedays I do wonder if I am a moron, especially after I’ve spent some time dealing with issues related to health care. I get to do this because I chair the personnel committee at Bigelow Laboratory where I work. Lately we’ve been looking at benefits, trying to… Read More
    A Thursday whim took my wife and me to the Free St. location of El Rayo. Though there’s also one in Scarborough, the Portland eatery is more conveniently located for us. I hadn’t been since they were at their former York St. building on… Read More
CORINTH, ME — A public baked bean supper will be held 4:30 – 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9 at Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St. Menu includes baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, hot dogs, chop suey, bread and pie.  Cost $8, $7 seniors (60+), $4,… Read More
    DEDHAM — Dedham Church will have a bake bean supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug 19 at Route 46 in the Dedham Village.  The supper will have beans, coleslaw, potato salad, hot dogs, rolls, beverages and an assortment of pies.  $9.00 adults, $4.00 children… Read More