Berry Picking Time!

Maine winters can seem like they are never going to end. They are cold, snowy, and dark but if you plan well during the summer months you can have a little taste of summer during those bleak winter days. One way to do that is to preserve the fruit that is available during those warmer […]

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The Summer of Jess

I  just discovered the show Seinfeld a couple of years ago, I was 8 when the show first aired and thought Seinfeld was something for “older people”. Well I guess I’m in the “older people” category now because I’ve been watching the reruns on TBS , I now know who the Soup Nazi is and […]

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Maine Staycation

One of the perks of being a teacher is the time off that we have! The past couple of Aprils, Andrew and I have gone to Europe, but between bachelorette parties, weddings and visits with friends out of state we decided that we didn’t need to go abroad this year *sigh*. I made the best […]

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We Were Staying in Paris…part deux

When we stayed in Paris in April 2015 we really fell in love with France, especially our neighborhood and apartment in Montmartre. Here are a few more of our favorites and tips for a trip to the City of Lights. Drink with the locals at Le Super Coin Andrew is a major beer guy. We […]

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April Fools’?

I wish it were an April Fools’ joke but it’s not, the snow is coming down and the roads are looking messy. Andrew still needs to head into the office this morning though, so I’m whipping up his favorite buttermilk pancakes. Snowy days call for pancakes, and these are the fluffiest, most comforting ones that you will […]

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Mousseline au Chocolat

Tonight I made the yummiest dessert! It was Mousseline au Chocolat from Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. Most of the recipes that we’ve made from this book have been savory and were very involved. This only took an hour of hands on time, including cleanup (we don’t have a dishwasher) and […]

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Swiss Fondue

I know the first day of Spring was on Monday but it hasn’t felt too Springy around here. We had snow showers yesterday and the temperature has dropped, so we’re having warm and gooey fondue for dinner tonight. Last April Andrew and I went on an epic road trip across France into Switzerland. We had […]

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Yoga and Beer

I went to Foulmouthed Brewing tonight to try something that is popping up all over the Greater Portland area, yoga and beer. It had been a LONG week and when a coworker suggested that we try this I was all in. My friends own Foulmouthed, so if I’m going to make a fool out of myself […]

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A Piece of the World

“Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t […]

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We Were Staying in Paris

Happy Sunday! I’m sitting here with a glass of wine scrolling though pictures of trips that Andrew and I have taken, while he cooks from Mastering the Art of French Cooking and I thought why not share some of the things we love about Paris! I adore France and Paris is such a magical city. Andrew and […]

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Sous Vide

I bought Andrew an Immersion Circulator for Christmas this year and he has been loving it! Everything that he makes in it come out perfect, so I wanted to give it a go. New kitchen tools always intimidate me at first so I found an easy recipe to make for dinner on a busy week […]

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Winter in Maine

Well, you would never know that Spring is a week away if you looked out the window! It’s officially blizzard conditions out there so I am hunkered down with some good beer and homemade banana bread. Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE to bake. My husband is definitely the home chef but he’s […]

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