Monthly Archives: April 2016

Crustless Broccoli Potato Quiche

“Just look down and keep going,” I told my 10-year-old son, Will, this past weekend as we hiked up Chick Hill in Clifton. It was as much for his benefit as my own. Though the hike route we took was up a wide road, that didn’t ease the difficulty of the endeavor. At times steep, […]

Crispy Baked Sausage Pizza Dumplings

In Boston’s Copley Square, a bronze public art installation recently caught my eye. It was the bronze “Tortoise and Hare” created by artist Nancy Schon (she also is the artist behind the “Make Way for Ducklings” installation in the Boston Public Garden), themed after Aesop’s fable and dedicated to Boston Marathon runners. Installed on May 19, 1993, it’s […]

Buttery, Crumbly Cornbread

A few months back, my son’s schedule delved into the realm of “busy.” His last few swim lessons for the winter session overlapped with the start of ski lessons. Meanwhile, he was finally selected for a club he’d wanted to join. And then he signed up for floor hockey too. Before we knew it, his afternoons after […]

Fiddlehead Season is Coming

Fiddleheads in the wild | BDN File Photo

April’s here, and that means something important: Maine’s Fiddlehead season is coming! Fiddleheads are ostrich ferns, which typically grow near streams and rivers, are tightly coiled with a smooth stem and a brown, papery covering. The growing season is short — only about two weeks — so if you want some, you have to keep an […]