MAINE COURSE
A few weeks ago, it first appeared — several ribs of red and green rhubarb at the farmers market. It’s one of the first signs of the impending summer harvest season, and a glorious tart element that adds a tasty balance to spring sweets. I… Read More
    MAINE COURSE
    “Oh, that’s a great question.” I can’t begin to estimate how many times I’ve said that. It’s a transition sentence, a time-filler and something that pours from my mouth — and so many other people’s mouths too. It’s what I say whenever I… Read More
TASTE BUDS
Another coconut cookie recipe never hurt anyone. This one came from Jan Varnum in Bar Harbor. Her mother, Ruth H. Witt, used to make them when Jan was a child, and Jan still does, too. I liked them very much because their flavor comes… Read More
    TASTE BUDS
    When BDN reader Beth Chamberlin read about Cooking Maine Style, the compilation of Marjorie Standish recipes I recently put together for DownEast Books, she wrote me right away to say, “I received my first cookbook when I was in 6th grade from a family friend and it… Read More

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