Tag Archives: Maine

The Maine Cottage II: Living History

More tales of summer warmth for a cold winter, published in June, July & August 2014 © Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. Maine cottages of all shapes and sizes offer charm and comfort. Some also offer a sense of history. … Continue reading

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The Maine Cottage

More summer stories for a chilly season that originally appeared in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram in June, July and August of 2014. The Maine cottage is making a comeback. Originally designed as small vacation dwellings for working people, … Continue reading

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Urban Homesteading: Portland, Maine

Here are a few sunny summer stories to warm you as the snow flies, originally printed in the Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram in June, July & August 2014. Neighborhood friends came to a party with a small … Continue reading

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Eating New York: Love In Bloom

Early fall in the Big Apple includes the wedding celebration of dear friends Jon and Darryl. The happy couple graciously hosts our gaggle at Taboon in Hell’s Kitchen. I savor their signature stuffed bread with feta and oregano, delicious. The grooms … Continue reading

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Top of the Crop: Harvest on the Harbor

Chef vs. Chef: Natalie’s Top Chefs Compete for Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Oh boy. Two “top chefs” from the same awesome kitchen, Natalie’s at Camden Harbour Inn, will compete for Maine Lobster Chef of the Year at Harvest … Continue reading

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Nevis: Bohos in the Wild Blue

New England is an endless white-out blizzard. My spectacularly aquatic friend, The Swimmer, calls and begs me to accompany her to the Island of Nevis in the West Indies. I look outside at the swirling drifts of Maine snow and … Continue reading

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Savoring Maine’s “Top of the Crop”

Ah, Portland. Our own little sustainable, all-season banquet. Although I detest the word “foodie,” Portland has developed an international reputation for outstanding farmed, fished and foraged fare. From foie gras gorge and tartare tours to Joe Ricchio’s legendary Deathmatch, Portland’s … Continue reading

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