The only chicken fried steak recipe you’ll ever need, and a brief foray into wretched road food from chain restaurants.
The challenges of acting the guru when you have the flu… and a perfectly decent potato leek soup recipe that’s easy to make.
Repost from about a year ago: Recalling humongus 1950s breakfasts, thoughts on food insecurity in Maine, and a terrific “fuggedaboutit” focaccia with rosemary baking recipe.
Strategies and non-strategies for leftovers, plus a perfectly decent recipe for turkey (or chicken) tetrazzini.
Sticking my political neck out this week – in unabashed support of Zak Ringelstein for U.S. Senate, and Jonathan Fulford for House of Representatives from Maine’s 2nd congressional district. Both have a tough slog in the months ahead to beat the odds… but they’re on their way.
A brief memoir of a spontaneous 2-week trip to Roatan Island, off Honduras, in 1972, with no reservations anywhere – and just a few hints why I wouldn’t seek to return. Some things happen once, and should stay that way.
A risky foray into male and female brains… and a terrific Greek lemon cake with a coin hidden inside – a traditional New Year’s Day treat.
Excerpts from James Michener’s “Centennial,” and thoughts on the American lure of isolation and being alone.
Simple and sumptuous shepherd’s pie, made with ground lamb (I mean, shepherds don’t herd cows, right?), and one final pitch in favor of Ranked Choice Voting for Maine, now at issue in a citizen’s petition attempting to veto the state legislature’s repeal from this past October.
Bourbon balls! Easy-to-make, truffle-like, tongue-tantalizing orbs of holiday joy. I make these every year for family and far-flung friends – it’s a great solution to the “what-do-I-give-so-and-so” problem some of us face each year.