Here in Maine, it was a tough blueberry season because of all the wet weather. Maine blueberries are a special, little fruit. They are quite different from the big Jersey blues. Tree blueberries are giant orbs compared to Maine’s minuscule berries. Big blueberries are ideal for eating out of hand and in fruit salads. Smaller “wild” berries have a […]
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Tonic Water Rediscovered!
If you haven’t heard of or sipped Q Tonic, we highly encourage you to get some in your glass. It makes you wish they never stopped making tonic this way. Say good-bye to overly sweet Canada Dry. Q Tonic has fewer calories and is sweetened with agave syrup. It even has real honest to goodness quinine in it! Historically quinine was […]
Zucchini Coming Out of Your Ears, Part 1
If there is one poor bastard vegetable of the garden, it is the overgrown zucchini. You know what we are talking about. A well intended family member or neighbor arrives at your door bearing a two pound zucchini and wants to know “Can you do something with this?” Flavoristas are not afraid of a few […]
Flavorista Icon – Mary Watson Merritt aka Fannie Farmer
The original Fanny Farmer, born Mary Watson Merritt, is best known for having standardized American cooking measurements . Instead of “1 teacup full” and “a pat of butter the size of an egg” she designed our current system of cups, teaspoons, tablespoons. She was a reluctant student of the Boston School of Cooking and later became […]