MAINE COURSE
In my childhood living room, seated at our smooth richly stained coffee table, I would watch Julia Child moving around her television kitchen with her happy voice seeming to tell the world that cooking could be easy. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    MAINE COURSE
    My daughter and I crouched on our porch Monday, our hands covered in gloves. She loosened plants from their trays while I dug in the soil. Potting soil splattered around us, nature’s confetti decorating our small porch. Soon snap dragons and pansies and a creeping little… Read More
TASTE BUDS
With another week of Christmas and New Year gatherings still to enjoy, here is a handy, flexible recipe for an appetizer I collected from my friend Kathy Kerr who picked it up from her sister. Called cheese balls, they aren’t the spread-on-a-cracker kind, rather… Read More
    TASTE BUDS
    Mincemeat has been around for centuries, a way to preserve meat during butchering season, taking all the small tough bits, cooking them well, then chopping them finely and mixing them with apples, raisins, suet, cider or brandy, spices, sometimes candied fruit peels, and making… Read More

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    PARLEZ-VOUS AMERICAN?
    Maine’s public health officials scrambled to respond to the threat of an epidemic. They were contending with a misinformation over the effectiveness of vaccinations, and xenophobic sentiment which blamed immigrants for the threat. The year was 1885, and the threat was coming from Canada. In the… Read More