Rhubarb in the ‘burb.

It’s that time of year.  Most Mainers mark the arrival of spring with the harvesting of fiddleheads.  Let me be the one to say, ew. No thanks. This is not your blog. But, if you’re looking for bitter stalks of ruby red to delight your senses, well we are your family.  Now, rhubarb is an…

Roadside foraging- Apples.

Apples- now this is something that is abundant in Maine. They are literally EVERYWHERE this season.  And while we love going to orchards and grabbing a peck or two, how we get the bulk of our apples is pretty simple.  We ride up and down old county roads. We find a tree that has apples…

Triple Berry Jam

A delicious twist on jam featuring strawberries, blackberries and blueberries.

Blueberry leaves are like glitter

We are done winnowing the berries. It took about a hour per box, and my wonderful hubby had to set up our winnower on our back porch so he could work thru a rainstorm, but it’s done. The upside, we can move on to the next phase in cleaning them. The downside, I will be…

Blueberry Fields Forever

Recently, we went on our yearly excursion to the blueberry fields of Columbia- Downeast, Maine. These fields are owned by a friend of the family, and we have an arrangement- We rake blueberries to our hearts content and we give him canned goods and zucchini bread. So my darling hubby and I packed up the…