Bean hole bean suppers. They’re all about the food, the people, and the history

If you live in New England, you've probably been to a bean supper. But have you had bean hole beans? Find out what you're missing and sample some brown bread.

By | September 14th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Where you can pick apples in Maine

A list of some Maine orchards that let you pick your own apples. It's a great way to spend a late summer/early fall afternoon.

By | September 12th, 2017|Recipes|6 Comments

Some back-to-school lunch ideas, vegan included

Packing nutritious school lunches that your child will actually eat isn't easy. We have some tips from two moms, one's a vegan and the other is not.

By | September 7th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Secrets to making your own jams and jellies

Who has a grandmother who makes jams and jellies every summer and fall? Or do you stock up at farmers' markets or autumn fairs? Now you can try making your own!

By | August 31st, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

A recipe for lobster tacos from Linda Kate Lobster & Seafood

Had your fill of lobsters this summer? No, but you'd like to try something different before summer's end? You've got to make this recipe for lobster tacos.

By | August 24th, 2017|Recipes|2 Comments

There’s more to clams than steamers. Try these recipes

In Maine, summer is the peak of clamming season, but they're harvested all year long. Steamed and fried are big favorites, but we have some different clam recipes.

By | August 17th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Do s’mores have any nutritional value at all?

The nutritional value of a s'more. Is there any? I asked a registered dietitian to tell us the truth.

By | August 10th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

A delicious and juicy recipe for summer grilled chicken

Want to grill something simple, yet spectacular this summer? Try our recipe for grilled chicken from Farmers' Gate Market. And get tips on grilling and chickens.

By | August 3rd, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

A summer recipe for smashed cucumber salad

It's that time of year when the garden is full of cucumbers. Here's a recipe for a refreshing cucumber salad from Cara Sandler chef and owner of Tao Yuan Restaurant.

By | July 27th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Let’s bake and break some bread together

Bakers and bread lovers — affectionately known as grainiacs — will be descending upon Skowhegan, Maine to celebrate ... what else? Bread!

By | July 24th, 2017|Blog, Recipes|0 Comments

A lobster, avocado & mango salad that just screams summer in Maine

Looking for a simple but delicious salad to make for summer guests (or just you)? Try this lobster, avocado and mango salad compliments of Stonewall Kitchen.

By | July 20th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Where you can pick blueberries in Maine

If you want to go blueberry picking in Maine this summer, you're in luck! Check out the Catching Health list of where you can pick blueberries in Maine.

By | July 20th, 2017|Recipes|14 Comments

Everything you ever wanted to know about … French fries!

In honor of National French Fry Day, we will indulge ourselves! I have fond memories of fries, but they're not so good for you. That's why we've got some healthy tips.

By | July 13th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

A recipe for Maine crab cakes from Diamond’s Edge Restaurant

If you like crab cakes, you're going to love this recipe from Diamond's Edge. Perfect for a lovely summer evening meal. We've also got a helpful cooking tip from one of the chefs.

By | July 6th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

A recipe for Fourth of July strawberry kebabs … and more

There's more to the Fourth of July than fireworks. How about food and more food? Be sure to add these patriotic berry kebabs to your menu.

By | June 29th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Eve’s at the Garden recipe for Eggs Benedict

Learn some cooking secrets from the chefs at Eve's at the Garden in Portland, Maine and get their recipe for a delicious Eggs Benedict.

By | June 22nd, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Where you can pick strawberries in Maine

What's more delicious than freshly picked strawberries? Here's the 2017 Catching Health list of where you can pick strawberries in Maine.

By | June 18th, 2017|Recipes|23 Comments

A recipe for quinoa pizza bites with oven-roasted tomato sauce just in time for summer

Want something good to feed your kids this summer? Try this recipe for quinoa pizza bites. The Windham/Raymond Cooking Club shows us how easy they are to make.

By | June 15th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

What about mushrooms? Are they good for you?

Are mushrooms good for you? The quick answer is yes, but many people don't give them a chance. Read about some of the benefits and try a recipe for mushroom sliders.

By | June 8th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

No questions asked. There’s more to honey than its remarkable flavors

The ways honeybees are good for us can't be contained in a nutshell. That's what Phil Gaven from The Honey Exchange says. He also shares the goodness of honey.

By | June 1st, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Tips on making the perfect healthy and delicious smoothie

Lisa Sharp, who owns Peachy's Smoothie Cafe, shares one of her recipes and some tips for making your own perfect smoothies.

By | May 25th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

How to cook asparagus fresh from the garden

It's asparagus season and thanks to my husband Barry, this wonderful vegetable grows right in our backyard. Learn how to cook it to perfection.

By | May 22nd, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Silly’s Restaurant serves us a recipe for Imperial Thai Fighter

Colleen Kelley, who owns Silly's Restaurant, likes to serve a well-rounded menu. She shares a chicken recipe with us that she calls Imperial Thai Fighter.

By | May 18th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

In honor of Mother’s Day — a special grandmother’s recipe for piccalilli relish

I asked a friend to share a recipe for Mother's Day. She gave me an old family recipe for piccalilli relish and also gave the gift of her grandmother's story.

By | May 11th, 2017|Recipes|1 Comment

Scallops pan-seared with chilled corn cream, smoked potatoes, and north country bacon, compliments of Tiqa

Wondering what to do with that pound of scallops? Bo Byrne, executive chef at Tiqa, in Portland, Maine, shares a delish pan-seared scallop recipe from Spain.

By | May 4th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Pan Seared Salmon with Citrus Beurre Blanc, compliments of Fuel

Here's a delicious recipe for seared salmon from the popular French restaurant Fuel. It's also wicked good for you!

By | April 27th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

A recipe for Build-Your-Own Stir Fry Bowls

As they try to be healthier, more people are eating plant-based meals. Build-Your-Own Stir Fry Bowls are fun for the whole family to make, especially the kids.

By | April 20th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

A recipe for Portuguese Baked Eggs, compliments of Kismet

Looking for something new and delicious to eat? Try this brunch recipe from Kismet, a lovely little restaurant in Montpelier, Vermont.

By | April 13th, 2017|Recipes|2 Comments

How to cook and eat an artichoke. You’ll thank me for this!

If you never had an artichoke, you're missing out. Here's everything you need to know about this delicious, healthy vegetable.

By | April 6th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

A recipe for spring pasta from The Brunswick Tavern

Spring has arrived but you'd never know it here in Maine. We still have snow. This recipe for spring pasta from The Brunswick Tavern should inspire some hope.

By | March 30th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Easy ways to add a healthy new vegetable — seaweed — to your diet

Why add seaweed to your diet? It's loaded with nutrients. And don't turn up your nose if you've never tried it! Check out these great tips and recipes.

By | March 23rd, 2017|Recipes|2 Comments