Imperfect as Pie

A few days ago, I set out to bake a pie. We were having a party with veggies and corn to grill, black bean salad, watermelon gazpacho, fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and basil, and lots of good friends and family to eat with us one […]

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Hi. Its still summer, we’re still in transition.  I’m about to spend a couple of weeks with my family at a lake in western Maine where I plan to relax, hike, swim, kayak and enjoy being here.  I have been neglecting this space, but I […]

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Happy July!

In the past week I have been doing a bit of baking, partly in hopes of sharing them here. There was a strawberry shortcake which fulfilled my strawberry and whipped cream dreams, but the cake wasn’t all I had hoped for.  I’ve also been trying […]

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Portland, Maine

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time.  At first, the idea was to show those of you who live far away, or have never been here, the wonderful city of Portland, Maine.  I have lived here for the past five years […]

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Sprouts and Roots

I’ve been working on some recipes to share here, but in the past week I haven’t come up with any that I am totally happy with.  As I made dinner the other night, I thought about the ingredients I was using.  Some of the vegetables […]

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Slowing Down

I may have mentioned this before — but I have been less busy in the past few months than I have been in the past several years.  With a wedding, craft fair and holidays over, and working only one job I find myself with an […]

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New Year

In honor of the new year, I have reorganized and refreshed the pile of books on my bedside table.  I hope that by the end of the year I will make it through these and learn more about some of the topics they cover.  There […]

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A Little Holiday Cheer

Winter in Portland is such a beautiful time, though often very windy and frigid.  When its snowing a little, or I’m walking downtown  on my way to someplace warm, its lovely to see all the lights that brighten this city this time of year. The […]

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Creating

I have been sewing up a storm around here.  Since September I have been working on variety of sewing projects to bring to a holiday sale which is taking place this coming weekend.  My normally neat work space has become littered with fabric and scrids […]

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Moments and Days

The year is waning, the days are shorter and certainly colder.  This time of year, there is so much going on.  Maybe there are leftovers to be eaten, or new meals and celebrations to plan.  Whatever holidays you celebrate there is probably at least one […]

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