I just got back from HOTlanta where I was taking care of my mom for 10 days. It might be hard to believe, but I brought the hot weather back to Maine with me! Yes, the day I returned from the South it was 91 degrees and the next day was 93 degrees… WAY too hot for Scarborough, Maine in mid-May!   All the warm weather got me excited for grilling season, and with Memorial Day right around the corner, I wanted to share with you some of…

Summer grilling is a must during Maine’s brief hot and humid season. The warm weather and summer treats don’t seem to last long enough here, which is why grilling is such a fun way to cook while the weather permits. What’s grilling without a tasty side of potato salad? I’m a huge fan of buying local Maine potatoes and whipping together my homemade grilled Maine potato salad recipe. All you need are potatoes, my Sherry Honey Vinaigrette dressing, and some fresh chives and parsley to enjoy this summer…

I had my face in the sunshine yesterday and it felt great. Spring has sprung and summer is here. Of course, that makes me want to get the grill going full speed ahead. Summer makes me think of eating outdoors and barbecues. The most-used modern definition of this is the grilling of meats or other foods over an open fire. It used to be made with charcoal briquettes. But now more often than not with a convenient gas grill. Such a shame—the charcoal brings that charcoal flavor and…