Tag: maine

  • Morse’s Sauerkraut

    Morse’s Sauerkraut

      Sauerkraut is an Eastern European delicacy made of finely shredded cabbage fermented by lactic acid bacteria. It is an effective way to build probiotics, bacteria that is beneficial to the body’s digestive system. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals. Like most healthy food items, industry has figured out a way to ruin…

  • Celebrate!

    Join me in wishing my husband a happy 50th! We’ve been counting down each month with tips for good health and longevity. This month’s tip: Celebrate!

  • Fiddleheads


    I’ve never met this vegetable before: fiddleheads. It’s the curled ends of a young ostrich fern, harvested in early spring. It is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C. There are so many recipes and ideas for cooking fiddleheads online, but here is the simplest way to serve it: Steam the fiddleheads for about 20…

  • Kick the Tick

    Kick the Tick

    Just in time for summer, I found a recipe for repelling ticks and fleas for pets and people. Here in Maine, ticks are a big deal. Every year people get lyme disease from catching ticks while spending time in the great outdoors. Thanks to my friend, Darcy, for putting a spray bottle of this recipe…

  • Read


    One of the most rewarding parts of my day is reading to my daughter at bedtime. I’ve been reading to her from the moment she was born. When she was a baby, the sound of my voice soothed her as I read her short poems and sang her songs. When she was a toddler exploring…

  • Take a walk

    Spring is just around the corner. The snow and ice is melting. The sun is shining brighter. This past weekend we took a 2-mile walk to the village and back. It was great to get some exercise, fresh air, sun and sightseeing at Camden Village. Come along with us.

  • Zapping an Earache Away

    Zapping an Earache Away

    We’ve had a really fun weekend with friends, carving pumpkins and roasting marshmallows on a fire outdoors. Then suddenly last night my daughter woke up crying and clutching her ear. My first response is to set her up with a Hulda Clark Zapper. She zapped, holding it close to her ear and under her jaw.…

  • Carrot Cupcakes

    Carrot Cupcakes

    When my daughter was two we spent the year in Maine. Her Grammy grew a garden and took the wee one out to pick carrots throughout the summer. Grammy has now been dead for two years, but my daughter, now 8, still thinks fondly of her and those freshly picked carrots. So in honor of…

  • Dressmaking

    My grandmother was a passionate dressmaker. She was constantly on her old treadle sewing machine, churning out clothing for herself and her family. Sometimes she’d admire a dress on TV, stay up all night making it and have the garment finished by morning. As a young girl, I spent a lot of time with her,…

  • Knitting Needles Roll-Up Case

    Knitting Needles Roll-Up Case

    I desperately needed a way to organize my growing collection of knitting needles. Stitch ‘n Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook has a pattern for the Roll-Your-Own Needle Case on page 234. I knew I eventually had to have something similar before I go insane. My husband was sewing bags and wallets with upholstery fabric at the…