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 white flower filled the pot. In seasons past, we’ve dedicated […]
Spend less time planning your summer party and more time enjoying it with this list of recipes that are perfect for barbecues, picnics, graduations or family reunions.
Sometimes being a single parent means accepting that I am imperfect, that the ability to teleport doesn’t exist and that it has to be okay that I cannot do everything. I received a loud and clear reminder of that last week. It was impossible to mistake. My son’s final middle school track meet of the […]
Radishes are popping up at farmers’ markets now. This early season vegetable is delicious sliced thin in sandwiches or chopped for tossed salads. Dainty slices of French breakfast radishes, an oblong variety with a milder taste, atop buttered bread with a sprinkle of sea salt is a lovely breakfast. Radishes from the farmers’ market can be […]
You don’t know what you don’t know. That’s one of those truisms that applies to so many situations in life. When I was a new journalist, learning the ropes while covering courts and cops in a huge geographic area with a small population, I had a few missteps that I learned from. The greatest of […]
Thanks to the winter farmers markets, we’ve eaten well through the coldest, darkest months of the year. But now, we’re in mid-May and I am so excited to move on from storage crops … Well, once those carrots (and other stragglers) get eaten up, that is. Do you have carrots still begging to be eaten? […]
The French call it false celery — or, at least that’s the translation for the term. And according to “The New Food Lover’s Companion,” it was once used as a treatment for … freckles. After all as any “Anne of Green Gables,” fan knows, freckles are a curse — to Anne Shirley at least. I […]
The white peaks of the first few tents rose in the parking lot at Abbott Square when I drove by Sunday morning. New signs installed declare the space “Home of the Bangor Farmers’ Market” along with the hours, days and other pertinent information. A new addition to the market, a food truck — dubbed the […]