Lemon Rice Croquettes -The French Way to Use Leftovers!

lemon rice croquette recipe

I have loved croquettes since I was a child.  Each fall my mother would take us "back to school" shopping, which meant a trip into Boston where we would go to the big department stores like Filenes and Jordan Marsh. Jordan's had a restaurant and we would stop in there for lunch and every year I would have the same thing - chicken croquettes and Delmonico potatoes.  As a kid, I … [Read more...]

Friday Fences – Mount Katahdin and Salmon Stream Lake

Mount Katahdin - Baxter State Park, Maine

Maine's Majestic Mount Katahdin Majestic Mount Katahdin and the mountains of Baxter State Park, the "Forever Wild" gift of Governor Percival Baxter to the State of Maine can be viewed from this scenic turnout on I-95 North a few miles north of the Medway, Maine exit.  It's a lovely spot to picnic as the state has set up a number of picnic tables and has a nice paved parking … [Read more...]

Creamy Tomato Bisque

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Creamy Tomato Bisque ....variation on a childhood favorite!   Creamy Tomato Bisque was on the menu last night at the Thompson house! When I was a kid, Campbell's Tomato Soup was my favorite. I would have eaten my favorite combo of Campbell's Tomato Soup and a grilled cheese sandwich at every meal if the adults in my life would have allowed it. Now that I am one of those … [Read more...]

Fiddleheads and Spring –it’s a Northwoods tradition!

Fiddleheads just harvested

Fiddleheads hunting…in search of the elusive but delicious fern! Fiddleheads are one of the joys of spring here in the North Maine Woods. There is a short window of time in the spring when you can find fiddleheads that are prime for eating.  If they get to large, they are bitter and definitely not fine dining.   If you would like to know more about … [Read more...]

Apple Crumble Pie

Apple Pie recipe, apple crumble pie, apple recipe, pie recipe

Apple Pie and Mom ...it's an American thing! This Apple Crumble pie is one of my favorite Apple Pie recipes..  I love making pies and ,of course, Bill loves eating them, and apple is his favorite. To change things up from the typical two crust apple pie, I try different recipes.  This apple pie recipe for Apple Crumble Pie is from an older cookbook circa 1978 called "Better … [Read more...]