Tag Archives | In Season

Grand Marnier Balsamic Berries


Summer = fresh berries. YAY! It is finally strawberry season here in Maine which means it is time to pick, pick, pick and jam, jam, jam. It would be silly not to eat as many berries out of hand as possible during the fleeting ┬áseason. Strawberry Shortcake is the perennial favorite so this dessert might […]

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Soup’s On: Butternut Squash and Apple Soup


'Tis the season for squash and soup! This is the kind of soup that I love to order at restaurants, smooth and delicious, highlightling the crops of the season. The good news is that it is easy enough to make at home; save your restaurant bucks for the Christmas shopping budget ­čÖé Roasting squash and […]

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Northern New England CSA: Refrigerator Dills


Late August is a cooking gardener's favorite time of year; green beans, zucchini, tomatoes and cukes are resplendent and anxious to cross the kitchen threshold. Before kiddos, I was an avid home gardener and maybe someday, I will grow vegetables again but for now I am quite satisfied shopping at farmer's markets. Got cukes? Make […]

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August Corn Salad with Herbs and Feta


Maine corn has arrived at market. Hip hip hooray! My kiddos could eat corn on the cob 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. While  tend to agree with this sentiment, I also like to think off the cob and love recipes that present corn in a different and delicious way. This salad is […]

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Mojitos in a Minute


Dear Flavorista Readers, Before today's post, I would like to apologize for being so absent in the last few months. I have been hard at work on a project that is launching in the fall and I cannot wait to tell you about it but I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement so mum's the […]

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Escabeche aka Mexican Pickled Hot Peppers


There was a bumper crop of peppers this year chez Shafroth. Outside of grilling them and making soups and salsa, one of my favorite ways to preserve them is by making Mexican escabeche┬á which is a kin to pickled jalapenos but a little more than that. This condiment is essential to a simple, really good […]

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The time is now to slow roast tomatoes!


What I think might be the last of the Early Girls, small and perfect tomatoes, are in abundance – especially at Whole Foods Markets – but not for long. I love these little gems. They are perfect for slow roasting and will last in your refrigerator for a few weeks.┬á I add mine to stews […]

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