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. Check ahead to make sure your favorite farm is open this year or to see what COVID-19 restrictions may be in place.
Are you constantly thinking about food? Often reaching for something to eat without thinking? Feeling guilty or resentful? What if you could learn to appreciate what you eat? Every morsel. There's a term for it — mindful eating.
If you want to go blueberry picking this summer, you're in luck. Check out the 2020 Catching Health list of where you can pick blueberries in Maine. I updated as much as I could, but you should check ahead to make sure your favorite farm is open this year or to see what COVID-19 restrictions may be in place.
You may not be hosting many people right now, but it still never hurts to be reminded about the safe handling of food. Especially when it's summer and you're cooking outside.
Strawberry season — time to go picking! Here's the 2020 Catching Health list of where you can pick strawberries in Maine. I updated as much as I could, but you should check ahead to make sure your favorite farm is open this year or to see what COVID-19 restrictions may be in place.
Who doesn't love the smell of baking bread? Since COVID-19 has kept me home, I've baked quite a few loaves. Want to fill your home with the scent and your belly with the deliciousness? Here's a recipe for rosemary focaccia.
I've been noticing a lot of sharing of recipes lately and pictures of incredible looking dishes that people have cooked. Here are some recipes from my sister-in-law. I haven't tasted them, but I'll guarantee they're amazing because that's the kind of cook she is.
It's a great time of year for a hearty salad — like this one with roasted vegetables. Easy to make and a pleasure to eat. It's also good for you.
Lots of people are looking for healthy recipes these days. So am I. That's why I'm teaming up with Avery Richter, Executive Chef at the Black Tie Company to share some good recipes — good for you and good-tasting, too.
Looking for a quick and easy dessert that satisfies a sweet tooth but might be a healthier choice than say, those fudgy brownies you love so much? Try this recipe. Simple enough that it could be whipped up by a pre-schooler.
Feeling a little constipated? Eat more fiber! Actually, there are several reasons why you should add fiber to your diet. Learn more and get a delicious fiber-rich recipe.
What we eat and drink can have a huge impact on our health. If you're trying to improve your diet, these recipes may help get you on your way.
In the Spring a young man's fancy may lightly turn to thoughts of love, but it's also the season when many of us are fancying maple syrup. Especially here in New England. Maine Maple Sunday is always the fourth Sunday in March. Just around the corner!
Potato latkes are a staple at Hanukkah celebrations and we've got a delicious, easy-to-make recipe from Maine author and goat farmer Margaret Hathaway.
I have a recipe for you that is delicious and healthy, along with good things to know about a Mediterranean diet AND what I learned about pomegranates.
Guess what vegetable is almost always found on lists of "most-hated vegetables?" Brussels sprouts! (Turnips also tend to make the list.) They used to be one of my least favorite vegetables. Not anymore. How you cook them is the key and I've got a recipe for you.
Found a bag of carrots on our porch last night. Straight from a friend's garden. Guess what we had for dinner?
Chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food and many people swear that it also has healing qualities. Since it's flu season in Maine, let's make some chicken soup or if you're at my house, you'll get chicken lemon soup. Good for what ails you.
Got armfuls of apples to eat? Looking for some new recipes? We've got a few. Enjoy!
This honey apple torte recipe always gets high marks in my family. Technically, it's a dessert but I confess, I've been known to have a slice for breakfast.
When you're a vegan and your school doesn't serve anything vegan for lunch, it can make you feel pretty left out. But now vegan is on the menu for students in Portland, Maine's elementary schools. That's good news for a lot of kids and parents.
Why is it that when you plant your tomatoes and zucchini it doesn't seem like that much and when it's time to start picking there's more than you ever imagined? We've come to your rescue with lots of recipes and a few tips.
There are two primary ways the medications you take can get into the environment and your drinking water. Learn what they are and what you need to do right now to make sure your water is safe to drink.
Blueberries. What isn't there to appreciate about blueberries? They're delicious, easy to eat, full of nutrition, and beautiful to behold. AND there's so much you can do with them — here are a few recipes.
Join me in the kitchen as I make a batch of vegan peanut butter cookies with a young, but talented baker. We'll share the recipe with you.
Eat your carrots, they're good for you! What my mother always told me and it's true. I bought a bunch of lovely heirloom carrots and asked Jackie Conn to give us a quick carrot cutting demonstration.
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. One more thing, help celebrate Seaweed Week!
Sights and tastes to behold. Sharing some highlights from a recent vacation with friends.
Avocados are so good for you. Did you know that? Find out why and also get some tips on choosing and opening an avocado. Oh, and did I mention recipes, too?
Wayside Food Programs provides delicious healthy food to Maine people in need. They shared a favorite comfort food recipe — mac and cheese with a healthy twist.
Wondering what to give your sweetie or yourself for Valentine's Day? (I'm a big believer in giving yourself presents.) Make your gift a little more special by making it yourself. Here are two ideas.