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Award Winning Maine Wild Blueberry Salsa

This salsa is an antioxidant powerhouse that tastes incredible. The contrast between the sweet wild blueberries and tartness of the onions, peppers and tomatoes makes this a great dish on its own with tortilla chips or served alongside beef or chicken. It's a great...

Simply Summer Sauce

Just a year ago in September, my husband and I thought we had become tomato farmers. After a long, hot spring and summer, we had, for the first time ever, RED tomatoes on the vines! Congratulating ourselves on our gardening skills, we relished their tender...

Fresh Cucumber Salsa and Chips

Some years ago, when Paul was attending a cardio-rehab program, he sampled a healthy low-carb snack of cucumber salsa served with pita chips. Over the years we played with recreating it, but our attempts always fell short of the original. This week, with our first...

Quinoa Salad with Wild Blueberries

Ingredients 1 1/3 cup fresh or frozen Wild Blueberries 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar (or red wine vinegar) 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pink peppercorns 1/2 cup quinoa 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 medium zucchini 3 ounces Havarti cheese 1 cup 2% milkfat cottage cheese 4...

“Fresh” Maine Blueberry Pie

I cannot count the number of times I am asked throughout the summer, "Do you have fresh blueberry pie?" And my answer is always the same, "Yes." The pie itself is fresh, the blueberries are usually frozen unless it is August. I have long since given up trying to...

When Life Gives You Lobsters Casserole

Narraguagus Bay is an incredible sight no matter what the season... ethereal winter sea smoke, vibrant  autumn reflections... all are breathtaking.  But, if you're pining for the quintessential postcard image of Maine at its finest, it's got to be the summer shimmer...

Unexpected Radish Leaf Pesto

The last of the radish are coming out of my garden. After I tossed radish leaves in the yard for the chickens, I wondered if radish leaves were edible for people. They’re good enough for chickens, right? A quick Google search and yes, they are edible. In fact, radish...

Market Day Stuffed Pattypan Squash

“Genius is patience”, wrote Leonardo da Vinci...  Just what did the great artist, inventor, and scientist mean by this?  Was it the patience to paint that perfect smile for Mona Lisa, or to observe the minute details of nature, or the patience to create a myriad of...

Strawberry and Spinach Salad

Planting cool weather crops is always a thrill... an assurance that spring is really here and summer's “salad days” can't be far behind. The chard, lettuce, kale, and spinach are finally in and I'm waiting anxiously for the tiny leaves to unfurl. Buying mixed greens...