Category Archives: Desserts & Sweet Endings

Yellow Tomato, Ginger and Lemongrass Shrimp over Coconut Rice

Today, on this snowy day in Maine when the kids are home from school, the column ran with this recipe for Yellow Tomato, Ginger and Lemongrass Shrimp over Coconut Rice.  There’s also a recipe for Butterscotch Mocha Cake with Butterscotch Buttercream that was inspired by Kate Schaffer’s Olive Oil Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream from […]

Pies On Parade

Both a benefit for the local food pantry, Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO), and a festive mid-winter party, Pies on Parade has grown into a major event over the past several years.  Sold out a week ago at 600 tickets, it proves to be the event of the month for at least AIO if not Midcoast […]

Chocolate Strawberry Cream Cake

Chocolate, strawberries and cream?  What could be better?  Nothing in my estimation! This recipe is a little simpler than the one in the photo, but it’s no big deal to split the cake and the cream in two, add the strawberries to the center and garnish with a few more. The girls can’t believe they […]

Sticky Buns – Riggin style

This recipe for sticky buns, featured in this today’s Maine Ingredient column, is one that I serve on our Maine windjammer, the J. & E. Riggin.  It used to be that I’d make scones, or some sort of sweet bread for the last day of the trip along side that first cup of coffee.  And […]

Peach Vanilla Jam – Last Days of Summer in a Jar

While we can’t hold back the tide or the change of seasons, we can bottle it for a moment and pull it off the shelf to spread on our scones in the middle of winter.  This column has one of my favorite jam recipes and thanks to a dear friend in Boothbay who has a […]

Maine Today! – Thank you, Susan

The venerable Susan Axelrod of Maine Today and the blog Spoon and Shutter visited us for our Camden Windjammer Festival trip. The skies were a perfect blue and the winds gave her a wonderful romp on the bay.  We had a great time together and she left with elderberry stains on her hands, a host […]

Magic Chocolate Flan Cake – Thank you, Diane!

Flan is one of those desserts that is sophisticated and elegant like a stylish, urban dress worn with heals that I love but never get to wear because my driveway is lined with gravel and I’ll break something if I strap on heels.  Like the dress that I wish I could wear but don’t, I […]

Elderberries – Takes Me Back

Okay, these shrubs are huge.  When I think shrub, I imagine bushy, low to the ground, reachable… manageable even.  In contrast, the reality of my elderberry bushes are heading-to-the-sky enormous and this is only year three.  On the other hand, I have a huge amount of juicy, aubergine berries to go with my out-of-control shrubs. […]

Dawn’s Raspberry Squares

When E needs a little chocolate pick-me-up, this is one of the recipes she turns to.  I never knew.  Until last week.  The combination of buttery shortbread crust, tart raspberry jam, crisp almonds and rich chocolate is an unbeatable one. Great, now I have another chocolate recipe to turn to as well.  Oh sigh, what’s […]

Strawberry Peach Chocolate Shortcake

Strawberry Peach Chocolate Shortcake When strawberries come into season, there isn’t anything I don’t want to do with them.  I just can NOT get enough of that sweet, lemony burst of warm juice that each bite brings.  Thank goodness we have several huge strawberry patches to make this addiction possible (and affordable!). There are two […]

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