Category Archives: Farm-to-Table

Revolutionary Road: Western Mass

I’m invited for a weekend in the Berkshires. The lure of Tanglewood, museums, theater, tastings, and progressive politics is so compelling that I welcome the hellish drive. John Pizzarelli’s jazzy Radio Deluxe helps the hours and miles be-bop and fly. … Continue reading

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Down On The Farm: Austrian Wines

A balmy evening at a favorite summer dining spot, The Well at Jordan’s Farm, yields Austrian wines to savor and some solid wine-tasting advice. Go Slow “Your first taste is practically a throwaway,” says my wine-savant pal, Chris Ziagos. “Enjoy,” … Continue reading

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Tuscan Wines Shine

Among my favorite Italian expressions is, “Anni e bicchieri di vino no si contano mai,” or “Years and glasses of wine should never be counted.” Here at Enoteca Athena in Brunswick, I am eager to begin a relaxed, uncounted evening … Continue reading

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Rockland: Tidal Treasure

Ah, Rockland — gritty tidal treasure on Penobscot Bay with the soul of a working waterfront and salty hipster vibe. This small seafaring gem proves that art has the power to inspire and restore, with a vibrant museum and gallery scene, award-winning restaurants, upscale … Continue reading

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Our Tuscan Paradise – Carmignano

The Carmignano Hills are lush and verdant. Even the fog is soft and sweet. Our annual climb up La Rocca yields arresting views into the bowl that is Florence, and the terra cotta Duomo at its heart. Our customary factory … Continue reading

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Tempo Dulu

After an interminable Maine winter, my husband and I need a relaxing trip within a few hours drive. When we hear that Camden Harbour Inn is having a pop-up preview of their new Southeast Asian restaurant, Tempo Dulu, we jump … Continue reading

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Maine: Mother-Daughter Blue Highway

Bright blue sky and sunny tales of summer, originally published in the Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald in June, July & August of 2013. I hear there’s a street called Pineo Court in Bar Harbor. “Roadtrip!” says my daughter Sarah, … Continue reading

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Savor the SoPo Strip

Another tasty summer DIY tour was an afternoon stroll of SoPo’s Cottage Avenue “strip.” Our mostly-walking tour begins at Terra Cotta, a gourmet market and take-out mecca saving busy people from Ramen and Lean Cuisine one delectable meal at a … Continue reading

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Innovation Destination: East Bayside

My sunny summer travel series continues on this snowy day, originally published in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram in June, July & August of 2014. After a formal “foodie tour” of Portland, I’m feeling restless. As a local, I … Continue reading

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Maine Culinary Travel Three Ways

More sunny tales of summer originally published in the Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald in June, July and August of 2014. There are many ways to enjoy culinary travel here in Maine. Take a cooking class with an expert. Take … Continue reading

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