Category Archives: Maine Food

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 […]

Dried Cranberry Scones

Two generations ago on a farm in Connecticut, my family milked cows in the barn, gathered eggs from the chickens in the coop and plucked apples from the trees in the orchard. Baked goods were made from scratch, often using the moulding board, and kept in the larder. Back then, our family homestead was home […]