I’m a freestyler. In general, I like to make my own rules, wander off the trail… But there is one place that this lust for spontaneity consistently gets me into trouble- the kitchen. It is because of this that I greatly prefer cooking to baking. At least with cooking, recipes have a bit more wiggle […]
Portland, Maine is one of those cities you’d never imagine having a food scene. Yes, a scene. Yet, Portland was named the Foodiest Small Town for 2009 by Bon Appetit Magazine. That’s right. Foodiest. I swear, I did not make that up. With Portland being the foodiest town in the U.S., it stands to reason […]
Erin Dow is chef/owner of Eatswell Farm, a Maine-based catering firm. She is also the Expert Chef for the Guiding Stars Licensing Company and the Consulting Executive Chef for Professional Catering Services, a company that provides backstage production catering to the music industry. I do two kinds of travel: business travel and mommy travel. For […]
It’s mid-winter, and I’m antsy. Shorter days, being stuck indoors, and lack of sunlight (plus – surprsingly – a lack of snow here in Southern Maine) will really take a toll on even the heartiest of souls. For some, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a very real problem that can lead to depression, anxiety, and […]
Coincidence? Maybe. Serendipity? I like to think so. As an active member of the Twitter community, I have a wide ranging group of people I follow on a regular basis. One such Tweeter is Bexmith, who in many ways seems to be a kindred spirit. Recently, her love of travel and food somehow conjoined our […]
I had to share this video from Backpacker Magazine. What a great idea! I wonder about using different flavors/types of beer to get a different consistency and taste to the pancakes.