Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Lutheran Binder

A few weeks ago, on October 15, 92-year-old Dorcas Reilly died.  Never a household name in her lifetime, Reilly’s fame will live on in a simple and heartwarming recipe she created in 1955.  While working in the Campbell’s Soup test … Continue reading

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The Culprit

A few months ago, I found an old cast iron floor register in the basement.  It had been painted battleship grey and was nothing to behold.  Nevertheless, I brought it upstairs and cleaned it up.  It would almost fit in … Continue reading

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A Day in Town

The Maine Historical Society’s current exhibit, Maine Eats:  The Food Revolution Starts Here, opened on March 2, 2018.  As an occasional food writer, I have longed for a spare minute to see this exhibit.  I e-mailed a Southern Maine friend … Continue reading

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Early Autumn

On a day like today, it would be too easy to say my two favorite words in the English language are “early autumn.”  In the disquieting world of social media, this type of dramatic hyperbole abounds.  Nevertheless, after a few … Continue reading

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The Social Season

David Patrick Columbia, the founder and editor of the New York Social Diary, mused last Friday that September is the “transition month to autumn with New Yorkers getting out again.”  He also mentioned today on his blog that his apartment … Continue reading

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