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Stories about our cooking escapades and recipes. Click here for Hannah’s Cutting Board – posts about our fledgling chef. Recipes can be found here.

Downeast Thunder Farm 7 Grain Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Eighteen months ago, Paul turned over a new leaf – he adopted a plant based, low-oil diet. Now that’s totally counter-intuitive for someone who loves meat and raised meat chickens, … Continue reading

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Walking with Gidget

Yorkie chasing ducks into the pond

Walking with Gidget is an adventure. We live in the woods at the end of a dead-end road so we let Gidget freely walk with us. She meanders left and … Continue reading

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Grilled Cheese with Spicy Green Sauce

I waxed poetic about the fabulous grilled cheese with spicy green sauce I had the other day at Chase’s Daily in Belfast. I enjoyed this sandwich so much that I … Continue reading

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Grandma Strobel’s Cranberry Salad

cranberry salad recipe

I never met my maternal great grandmother, Estelle Strobel. Yet, she is part of every Thanksgiving in our home. I don’t know where she got the recipe for her Cranberry … Continue reading

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November Tomatoes

I have a good problem – I am completely overrun with ripe tomatoes. In November! At a loss for what to do with them, I’ve been pushing tomatoes. Just about … Continue reading

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Roasted Cherry Tomatoes: Nirvana

cherry tomatoes on the vine

Tonight I discovered the absolute joy of roasted cherry tomatoes. I’ve never done this before, but the cherry tomatoes are coming in faster than I can use them on salad. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Misstep

This Thanksgiving I decided not to make a pie for dessert. Paul is working hard to lose weight and Hannah doesn’t like pumpkin pie. So why bother? Yesterday morning, as … Continue reading

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Cooking With Giant Pumpkin

Paul experimented this season with growing giant pumpkins. What he ended up with were three very large, but not so giant pumpkins. The question is – what do we do … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Muffins

sunday morning muffins

I have a new favorite Sunday morning muffin recipe. It make six large muffins – or muffin tops – my favorite way of making muffins. The basic recipe is the … Continue reading

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Radish Leaf Pesto – An Interesting Experience

radish leaf pesto

Yesterday, after I tossed radish leaves in the yard for the chickens, I wondered if radish leaves were edible for humans. They’re good enough for chickens, right? A quick Google … Continue reading

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Artichoke Pizza Sauce

Artichoke hearts are one of my favorite pizza toppings. I was intrigued when during a recent window shopping visit to Williams-Sonoma, I discovered Artichoke & Garlic Pizza Sauce. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Chicken Corn Chowder

Making Chicken Corn Chowder is one of my favorite ways to use leftover chicken. It’s quick to put together and it’s filling enough to serve as a meal for Paul … Continue reading

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2013 Maple Syrup Packaging

The bottles we ordered for our Maple syrup arrived this week. I spent hours browsing bottle suppliers looking for something different. We selected a few different bottles to play with. … Continue reading

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Pizza Poaching

Pizza night is a sacred weekly event in our house. Skipping pizza night is cause for mutiny. The homemade beer dough is split three ways and we each make our … Continue reading

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Lesson in Homemade Butter Making

Thoughts of spring are on the back burner. Snow is falling, school let out early and the snowfall forecast is now 10-18 inches. There’s a pot of bean soup on … Continue reading

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Roo’s Amazing Meatball Subs

This is vacation week and sadly, we’ve all been a bit under the weather. Hannah and Paul have “The Crud” for the second time around and I’ve finally succumbed. Needless … Continue reading

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My Family’s Favorite Pot Pie Dinner

mini turkey pot pies

I used to purchase chicken breasts or the occasional roaster chicken from the grocery. Now that we raise our own chickens and turkeys for meat, I find that my freezer … Continue reading

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Not Your Grandma’s Christmas Cookies

We finally got around to our Christmas cutout cookies this afternoon. Hannah decided rather than traditional Christmas cutouts, the cookies should be have a Downeast Thunder Farm sort of feel … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wimpy White Bread

Wonderful Wimpy White Bread

There’s nothing better than warm bread, fresh out of the oven on cold day. Well, on any day. Hannah prefers white bread, but I really don’t enjoy wimpy white bread … Continue reading

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Turkey Day False Start

finished turkey

My mind didn’t fully focus on Thanksgiving this year until the last minute. This last week, full of meetings and a trip to Portland left me a bit discombobulated. Almost … Continue reading

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