Candy and a Castle, and other Christmas Memories

Candy and a Castle, and other Christmas Memories

There is nothing sadder than the disappointment of a child on Christmas morning. Nor is there anything as delightful as the shining eyes of a child who spies his most favored Christmas wish peeking out from under the limbs of a family’s brilliantly lit tree. Over the...
Part 2: My Unexpected Food Journey Continues

Part 2: My Unexpected Food Journey Continues

Standing by the kitchen table, the cold pizza in the carryout box looked and smelled so good. Irresistibly good. On my way home from a local consulting job, I had picked up a pizza at a local variety store. (Here in Maine, that’s how we roll.) Pizza is normally...
A Health Crisis Invokes an Unexpected Food Journey

A Health Crisis Invokes an Unexpected Food Journey

The other night I ate grass-fed, organically raised spareribs. That singular act determined this week’s column would be different. As the first of a series, it’s from a more personal perspective but it’s time to tell my story in the hope that it will help other...
International Coffee Day 2018: Women in Coffee

International Coffee Day 2018: Women in Coffee

This morning I took a coffee break at Life Perks Coffee Company in Wilton, Maine. I don’t go often, but when I do, I always order the “French Toast” latte. I’m not sure that’s the real name, but with brown sugar and cinnamon, it tastes like French toast. It’s...