Monthly Archives: July 2014

Novel salad

There will be six of us for dinner Saturday night, including a couple of really good cooks, meaning that if I try to compete, I fail.  So what to serve?   I may write good books, but a gourmet cook I am not. My gut tells me that it's best to go with simple and fresh, which, this time of year in the Northeast, means a big multi-ingredient salad.  Fresh [...]

By | 2014-07-23T05:00:21+00:00 2014|Blog|15 Comments

My Maine Childhood

I’m a Maine-summer girl. Some of my earliest memories are from visiting my dad’s sister’s place on Lake Sebago or my mom’s father’s cooperage in Portland. Then my mother died, and I was sent away to camp.  If that sounds cruel, listen up. I was eight when my mother died. And back then, believe it or not, I was the only child in my school class who didn’t have two [...]

By | 2014-07-07T05:00:07+00:00 2014|Blog|20 Comments