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...
August is the Season of Summer Fresh Sweet Corn

August is the Season of Summer Fresh Sweet Corn

There are a few foods that mark the peak of a Maine summer like sweet corn. Yesterday, besides beet greens, cucumbers, and string beans, I picked up a “baker’s dozen” ears of corn at Whitewater Farm in New Sharon, Maine. Once you find the food you love, it’s like the...
Shatter Old Beliefs

Shatter Old Beliefs

Shatter old beliefs that don’t feel true. Ask: Do I know that’s true? How do I know?  Can I apply love to my relationship with this belief? When presenting a belief, how is it received? Many of our beliefs are generational. “We learn what we...
Bean-Hole Beans Rooted in Indigenous Cuisine

Bean-Hole Beans Rooted in Indigenous Cuisine

Spending summer in Maine means there is no end to the list of available options to answer the question, “what’s for dinner?”. Between festivals, restaurants, family barbeques and public suppers, we’re sure to find something that will please our palates. Our family...
10 Power Packed Benefits of a Moringa Morning

10 Power Packed Benefits of a Moringa Morning

I’ve been asked several times over the last couple of weeks what I put in my morning smoothies and when I say “moringa” as one of the ingredients, I’m asked, “What is that?” It’s hard to explain, especially on twitter when you only get 280 characters, but it’s a great...
The Paradox that is Diabetes

The Paradox that is Diabetes

I have been encouraged to write about food as it relates to diabetes so I thought I’d tackle it this weekend. As I gaze out on grass growing in the back pasture and an aged groundhog nibbling under the bird feeder, I am wondering how to approach such a broad topic....
All Maine Roads Eventually Lead Home

All Maine Roads Eventually Lead Home

Last weekend, I accepted Judi Will’s invitation to be her guest at the New Portland Garden Tour. It was a fantastic trek to New Portland, Maine on a gloriously sunny day. All of my life I’ve been certain New Portland begins and ends with the Wire Bridge. (Photo Credit...