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  • Published
    August 19, 2021

    Quick refrigerator pickles

    This recipe makes two quarts worth.

  • Published
    August 19, 2021

    Cucumbers for the coolest summer treat

    Lynette L. Walther is the GardenComm Gold medal winner for writing and a five-time recipient of the GardenComm Silver Medal of Achievement, the National Garden Bureau’s Exemplary Journalism Award. She is a member of GardenComm and the National Garden Bureau. Her gardens are in Camden.

  • Published
    August 13, 2021

    Roll up your sleeves for round two

    Sam Patten is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.

  • Published
    August 6, 2021

    Can money buy you love?

    Sam Patten is a writer and political strategist who has worked extensively at senior levels in the United States and globally.

  • Published
    August 5, 2021

    It’s time to rack the garlic

    It seems as if it was only a few weeks ago that we trimmed the scapes off the growing garlic. Removing the scapes, or bloom buds from the garlic, allowed the plant to use its energy to create larger bulbs, rather than use it to produce flowers.

  • Published
    August 5, 2021

    Tofu bacon

    Even if we’re avoiding animal products, that doesn’t mean we don’t crave something smoky, sweet, crispy and (dare I say it) meaty. These bacony-y strips of goodness will definitely satisfy such cravings.

  • Published
    July 30, 2021

    Thou shalt not regulate

    Sam Patten is a writer and political strategist who has worked extensively at senior levels in the United States and globally.

  • Published
    July 14, 2021

    Morning glory muffins

    These fluffy muffins are perfect for a party of 12. This healthy version uses exclusively whole wheat flour and very little sugar because the carrots and fruits add sweetness.

  • Published
    July 11, 2021

    Eternal questions

    Sam Patten is a writer and political strategist who has worked extensively at senior levels in the United States and globally.

  • Published
    July 8, 2021

    Garden crops for the long haul

    This past winter was moderate enough that most of my kale survived. Kale is a biennial, meaning that for its first growing season it produces only foliage.

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