Maine Dish

  • Say cheesecake, lobster that is

    Say cheesecake, lobster that is

    Every month, I have the opportunity to showcase the delicious Maine foods in season and cook a meal for 200 folks. With the help of a dedicated group of volunteers, we source ingredients, most often from island gardeners, farmers and fishing folks, create the menu, and spend a weekend chopping, dicing and prepping for the

  • Saluting the season’s harvest

    Saluting the season’s harvest

       I love the autumn season, especially just before the first frost. Nature puts on her most glorious show of beauty: gold and crimson leaves, bright orange squashes and pumpkins, green parsley, thyme and rosemary, tiny purple blossoms of mint. Life in the garden is full of abundance, the field crickets chirping endlessly, grasshoppers of

  • Buttermilk gets its due

    Buttermilk gets its due

    Who doesn’t love a muffin? Fragrant and steaming from the oven, a freshly baked muffin elevates eggs at breakfast to a literal feast. Muffins are a delicious match for the morning coffee break, and a quick and easy snack. I really enjoy experimenting with different muffin recipes, trying various combinations of fruit, nuts and spices.