• Tomato Jam

    September 12, 2014

    School is back in session. Routines restored, and this morning, a nip in the air. Fall is on its way. And, that makes me happy. No end of summer blues for me. I’ve got snow in my sights. Yet, I am not rushing this spectacular season.  Before I drag out the snow boots and...

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    Watermelon, Tomato and Raspberry Salad

    August 14, 2014

    The perfect storm of summer fruit comes together in this salad. And, it’s back! Ricotta. It’s irresistible. In last month’s Zucchini Ribbon salad, the ricotta played foil to the savory, salty salad. Here it works perfectly, playing background music to summer’s sweet characters. I have made and consumed this salad many times this summer....

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    Zucchini Ribbon Salad

    July 21, 2014

    My garden conspired to give up all the ingredients I needed for this pretty salad just in time for a potluck party this past weekend. The salad was spectacular. I don’t often associate “spectacular” with summer squash, but I feel it’s fitting in this case. It’s another Martha Stewart recipe that I have longingly...

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    Rhubarb Chutney

    July 7, 2014

    My garden is in fast gear, with tomato plants responding to the sun-filled southern-facing lot by growing nearly as tall as me. I even found some blushing tomatoes buried underneath the thick foliage. The spinach was prolific, and as quickly as I could keep up, I ate it — pureed in soup, paired with...

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    Whole Foods Market

    June 16, 2014

    Have you heard of it? It’s the future home to Pipelette treats. I have received the greenlight to sell my brownies at the Portland, Maine, store. Thrilling news! It will be a long time before they actually hit the shelves but I wanted to share the news with all of you and savor the...

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    Farmers Market

    June 12, 2014

    Today was the inaugural Farmers Market table for Pipelette. Technically, I was part of  the Portland Public Market, along with the other non-farmers. It was a successful day, and brownies were loved by all. Or, people were being extremely polite. Either way, Monument Square bustled with people, the weather was perfectly perfect with the...

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    Spicy Guinness Mustard

    June 11, 2014

    I am a bird-lover, yet blissfully ignorant of which is which and who is who, as a friend recently reminded me after I once again proclaimed that love. In other words, he intimated I should know a bit more about the objects of my affection. So, I am collecting information. I have my Birds...

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    Springtime Risotto

    May 28, 2014

    My garden is in! Memorial Day weekend was reserved for the big plant. When my girlfriend came up for a spontaneous weekend, I put her to work putting my potential-filled seedlings in their sturdy (and new) raised beds. Tomatoes dominate, along with hot peppers, cucumbers, carrots, onions, leeks, and my favorite, shallots. Cauliflower, raspberries,...

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    Apple and Fennel Salad

    April 14, 2014

    I have a confession to make. I am still eating comfort food, even though I mentioned experiencing a certain ennui around said food in a previous post. I am still tucking away a gratin or a enchilada casserole from time to time, but I thought I would share something light, crunchy and easy to...

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    April 4, 2014

    Pipelette is on the road. Feeding the dancers and their fans at Indiedanceworks’ performance this weekend at the beautiful Portland Ballet Theater on Forest Avenue in Portland.

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