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Maine

  • CAPONATA SEASON

    It’s that rarest time of summer, late August to early September, when for just a few short weeks it feels as if Maine has taken off for the Mediterranean. The…

  • Pickles? It’s that time again!

    “Vinegar? Anyone know where I can find white vinegar?” The plea was on a local Facebook message board. “Especially Heinz.” It’s pickling season here on the coast of Maine and, like…

  • Finest Kind: Lobster Chowder

    Not everyone in Maine celebrates the year-end holidays with lobster, but in my family, my mother considered a bright red lobster a proper commemoration of the feast, whether Christmas or New Year’s.…

  • Strawberries (Again?!?)

    Yes, they come back every year, some years more prolifically than others. This has been an especially bountiful year here in Maine where I’m settled right now.…

  • A Killer in the Kitchen

    I lived in Cyprus off and on in the early ‘70s before the Turkish invasion that split the island into two irreconcilable political entities, one Turkish, one Greek. Our village, on the…