OUTSTANDING BANANA BREAD!

Best Banana Bread Ever!

How many of you buy bananas, wait for them to ripen and when you go to grab one they are DONE. As in speckled and smell very sweet, but not the type most of us like to peel and eat. If you’re like me, you have tried MANY different banana bread recipes. This one isn’t DIFFERENT (no chocolate, oats, etc.) – but it is so tasty (with minimal sugar) – it’s Classic – and it’s divine. Banana bread usually starts to dry out a few days after you bake it. This photo is day 3… (Yes, it took me that long to remember to get a shot!)

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Erin French’s New Book: Finding Freedom – A Memoir

FINDING FREEDOM | A Cook’s Story Remaking A Life From Scratch | By Erin French of The Lost Kitchen

Erin French. By now, most of you have probably heard of this famous creative cook with a dynamic restaurant in Freedom, Maine . She has achieved so much (hard earned!) success over the years – the latest is another book, this one is a memoir. I pre-ordered it back in December and it arrived this month. My husband got to it first…

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The Star of the Show!

The Star of the Show!

A simple salad – made extra special with one ingredient. A very cool radish. Not any ole radish, a watermelon radish. Which, remarkably, isn’t anything to look at on the outside, but once you cut into it, jaw drop. It’s like a tie dyed radish! The more colors we eat the better, right? So why not opt for some really incredible colors?

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Unfried Fried Rice with Shrimp!

Unfried Fried Rice with Shrimp

Well, this was an unexpected treasure to find! I’ve been hooked on making meals with brown rice, sautéed kale, some sort of bean or pea and usually and egg. Next pass I will make this with an egg (scrambled) and some green onions sprinkled… it’s quick (especially if you sauté a batch of kale early in the week then use it throughout the week).

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The Lost Kitchen (Erin French) – Gift Market Finds…

The Lost Kitchen (Erin French) – Gift Market Finds…

We are big fans of The Lost Kitchen, a restaurant owned by Erin French, located in Freedom, Maine. Erin has become a remarkable success – through hard work and dedication she has built an amazing restaurant and even during the pandemic has found ways (Farmers Market and a Gift Market) to help others sell their goods.

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