July 15, 2020

Archives for December 2013

The View Through the Steering Wheel

• By John F. Chisholm • I have a 1997 Jeep Wrangler.  It's a great little truck, only four cylinders but more than adequate for my purposes.  I use it as a utility vehicle, basic transportation.  … [Read more...]

Ancient Wonder

Looking at a pomegranate on a shelf in the market might not scream "ancient wonder," but the truth is that this plant readily traces back through millennia, where its remains have been found in Bronze … [Read more...]

Dried Cranberries

I bought a lot of cranberries this year. I couldn't help myself with the jewel-toned beauties piled up at the Hampden Farmers Market. They were being sold by Kenona Farm, which had them via Sugar … [Read more...]

A Wreath Never Goes Out of Style

Editor's note: First published in the Bangor Daily News in 1994. • By Janine Pineo • 'Tis one week before the night before Christmas, so sugarplums are still a bit premature. Seed catalags … [Read more...]

Fruit of a Berry Tree

Around Thanksgiving, one starts seeing different fruit at the grocery store, some that isn't necessarily grown in Maine. Such is the case with the persimmon, a member of the Diospyros genus. With many … [Read more...]

Baked Tofu

I love tofu. I like it in Asian food a lot. I like it to hide it in lots of other types of food wherever I can get it in. And then a couple of days ago I thought that I would like to bake some … [Read more...]

Of Storms and Farming

• By John F. Chisholm • It can be stormy here.  We were hammered yesterday.  A low-pressure system blew up the eastern seaboard.  Another barged across the Great Lakes.  They combined into a … [Read more...]

Let’s Do the Hippeastrum Shake

• By Janine Pineo • It's that time of year when carols rumble through the store aisles - actually, that was Halloween, too, but who's keeping track - and people of all ilks pursue a cherished … [Read more...]

Sea Salt and Pepper Kale Chips

I could post a slew of Christmas goodies for recipes this time of year, but I find myself craving the greenery instead. Especially kale. Toasting kale to make "chips" couldn't get much easier. I … [Read more...]

To Quote a Song: Time Keeps on Slipping into the Future

• By John F. Chisholm • Fall holds me hostage every year.  Like being stuck behind another driver going 30 in a 50 zone, I know that it can't last.  Either he'll turn left or right ― eventually ― … [Read more...]