• Roasted Garlic Cheese Round

    November 17, 2014

    If you are looking for a special occasion dish to impress your guests or to shine at the potluck, this is it. I have had this recipe for years and have brought it to two different parties — where it was adored and devoured. Another (inadvertent) accolade came from my teenager, who chose pizza...

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    Hot-Shot Chili

    October 30, 2014

    I am always looking for something new to cook and share with you. This time of year is steeped in tradition, so I thought I would share an old standard or is it a gold standard? chili recipe. I make this every fall, around Halloween, to coincide with carving pumpkins. This year the flu...

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    Quinoa-Feta Chowder

    October 11, 2014

    I was a little wary of this recipe at first glance. Quinoa and chowder just didn’t seem like good bedfellows. I was mistaken. My friend Linda served it at a dinner party, and I gobbled it up. I loved the salty feta swimming with the hearty potatoes and elegant quinoa orbs. I, then, turned...

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    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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