Orange Lentils and Black Beans with Mole Sauce
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Orange Lentils and Black Beans with Mole Sauce

More healthy and flavorful food from south-of-the-border: orange lentils, black beans, raisins and a rich Mole Sauce combine to make this sweet and savory dish perfect as a side for salad or Oven Stewed Mexican Chicken. The slide show will take you half way through the Mole preparation, but written directions should get you to … Continue reading

Savory Corn Pancakes
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Savory Corn Pancakes

Summer in Maine is a bountiful culinary celebration of color, flavor, and texture. A group is coming over for a little taste testing, so we’ve harvested things from the garden and shopped for the provisions we don’t grow. Minted cucumber water is steeping in the ‘frige and tart is cooling on the window sill. We’ll … Continue reading

Gluten-free Sicilian Strata
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Gluten-free Sicilian Strata

We had a small gathering to celebrate my nephew’s graduation from 8th grade: quite an accomplishment as everyone who’s survived middle school knows. Summer Celebration Menu: Grilled Marinated Chicken with Fresh Basil Pesto, Sicilian Strata, Summer Garden Salad, Fresh Fruit, Peach Ice Cream with Burnt Honey Caramel  Sauce. Wes loves bacon.  Wanting that flavor, but not the … Continue reading

Best Gluten Free Crostini
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Best Gluten Free Crostini

We have a couple of really good fish markets in Portland, Maine.  My favorites are Harbor Fish and Brown Trading.  The folks at both establishments are friendly and knowledgable, but at Brown Trading one can get samples of smoked fish which is sometimes served on crostini they make from Standard Bakery’s baguettes. Gluten free folks … Continue reading