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Daily Bread: Semolina Loaf, Bialys, and Morning Buns

We never realized how much bread we eat until we took up the challenge of baking our own. Whether a slice of toast for breakfast, a quick sandwich at lunch, or something crusty to go alongside soup for supper, one … Continue reading

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Pear Tart

If you frequent the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market, you’re probably familiar with White Gate Farm. During the season, they’re there every Saturday in their usual corner spot, and it’s always worth stopping by to see what they’ve brought to market. We … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Oaties

We’re lucky to have a real bakery in town. With artisan baked goods their focus, Beach Pea Baking Co. fills their cozy shop with crusty, fresh bread and all manner of tempting treats. And when we stop by, we always come … Continue reading

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Blueberry Buttermilk Tart

Maine wild blueberries are one of the special joys of late summer. Pea-size or smaller, these differ from the cultivated varieties, with a concentrated flavor packed into their tiny size. Save for a few other places in Canada and New … Continue reading

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Summer Squash, 10 Ways

The pleasures of August are many, including the onslaught of summer squash. Like so many things in the garden, it’s a fine balance between having too much or too little. We plant with the anticipation of the toll taken by … Continue reading

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Summer Pea Soup, with Walnut Bread and Herbed Cream Cheese

A day of rest and recuperation called for gently heated minty pea soup mixed with potato leek from The Soup Guy, seasoned with some good olive oil and saved just for this occasion; walnut bread made with Maine Grains and baked off … Continue reading

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Barley Scones with Rhubarb-Ginger Jam

I’m a terrible shopper when traveling. Fortunately, the Gardener is not. Other husbands may bring home gifts of meat. Much like the Will Ferrell character in the movie Stranger than Fiction, mine brings me flours. There was buckwheat flour from a … Continue reading

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