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Cast Iron Cooking

Photo Courtesy of Lodge Manufacturing The fire crackles as firelight dances on the wall behind me, while snow softly falls outside of our old Maine farmhouse. The faint smell of wood smoke mixes with the aroma of mulled cider, roasting cranberries, and corn chowder slowly cooking over an open fire in a variety [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|cooking tips|0 Comments

Cooking with Herbs: Oregano, Rosemary, and Thyme

Cooking with fresh herbs can help warm us from the inside, which is particularly helpful in on damp, rainy days, or in the midst of the early spring season. Fresh herbs can make what we think of as comfort foods more easily digestible and actually comfortable for the body, and not only our cravings. According [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|cooking tips|0 Comments

DIY Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

You can roast pumpkin seeds with or without their shells. Kids love to snack on them, shells intact—something about nibbling and spitting that’s right up their alley. You can flavor the seeds simply with salt or with one of the spice combos I’ve listed, for a great homemade snacking treat. Makes 1 cup seeds 1 [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|cooking tips|0 Comments

Prepare your own Pumpkin Seeds

  Jack-o’-lanterns are lovely. Cleaning out the pumpkin guts, though, can put you off your gourd. The reward for this not-so-super task, however, is the plump, delicious pumpkin seeds, also called pepitas, which can be eaten straight up as a snack or included with great success in a variety of recipes. Shopping: There are two [...]

By | October 9th, 2016|cooking tips|0 Comments