Blueberry season in Maine means great Blueberry Recipes! It’s Blueberry season here in Maine. In fact, down in Machias they are celebrating their annual Blueberry Festival August 16th - 18th, 2019. It is a great event with all sorts of things going on like crafts, entertainment, parades, and more. They hold it every year in mid-August so you may want to plan on joining … [Read more...]
Nana’s Christmas Candy Recipes
When I was a kid, one of the things I loved about the Christmas season was Nana’s Christmas candy. She would make an array of sweets that makes me drool just thinking about it. And I would sit on a kitchen stool and watch her perform her magic at the stove. I learned a lot watching her cook that has given me a skill set that you can’t get from reading cookbooks … [Read more...]
Good Ol’ Vegetable Soup
Vegetable Soup Recipe Vegetable Soup.... it's a great nutritious pleaser at our house. We had another Souper Sunday Supper last night with a great big pot of Vegetable Soup! Sometimes it just good to go back to basics and there is nothing more basic than Vegetable Soup. We spent Saturday and Sunday afternoon getting ready for Hurricane Sandy. We never get … [Read more...]
Muffin Basics or your Basic Muffin?
Muffins are an incredibly easy quick bread to make, and when I say quick, I mean quick! It is possible to put together and bake a batch of scrumptious muffins in 35 minutes. And the varieties are endless with your imagination as your only limit. You start out with a very basic recipe and then add enhancements. When unexpected guests drop in, warm muffins fresh from the … [Read more...]
Chuckles and Mr. Chips …a sordid cross-species love affair!
There have been famous cross-species realtionships like the moose and hereford cow in Vermont in the 1980's Over the years there have been strange cross-species relationships reported in the news. Back in the 1980’s there was a moose in Northern Vermont that was smitten with a Hereford cow. There was Koko the Gorilla and All Ball the kitten; Surya the orangutan and … [Read more...]
Something really special…the handmade gift!
A close friend’s birthday is tomorrow. Now I could have gone shopping at the Bangor Mall. Or I could have shopped online and never left the house. But neither appeal to me. I love to give and receive homemade gifts. When someone gives me a homemade gift, I feel honored and cherished because they have invested their time, their creativity, and their love in … [Read more...]
Which Came first..The Chicken or the Fresh Eggs?
There is nothing like having your own fresh eggs from your own backyard flock! Fresh eggs....nothing compares! We have our own chickens and we have them for many reasons. Both Bill and I had small family flocks growing up. Our breed of choice is the Buff Orpington. Right now we have 25 chickens- 23 hens and 2 roosters (Baxter and Charlie) with more on the way. A … [Read more...]
In Search fo the Elusive Fiddlehead Fern
The hunt for the elusive fiddlehead fern........ For the last couple of weeks, Bill and I have been in pursuit of the revered Northwoods delicacy, the Fiddlehead Fern. Technically, it is called the ostrich fern. But when it first pops up through the ground, the frond is tightly curled in on itself resembling the head of a fiddle, thus it is referred to as a … [Read more...]