Classic French with Belle Inspiration Magazine

Happy Friday everyone.  Just wanted to do a little shout–the lovely online publication Belle Inspiration Magazine came out today.  It’s super gorgeous and filled with some of The Traveling Pear’s fav-o-rite French classics..with a little Mainer twist. Head on over and subscribe today…enjoy y’all!

Cooking with Cod

fresh cod

The Chef’s new cookbook, French Feasts: 299 Traditional Recipes for Family Meals & Gatherings, has created a whole flurry of cooking inspiration.  Here’s two photo collages from last night’s sweet feast and today’s afternoon snack. Wild Maine blueberry crisp-from the farm to the table. After a trip to the Chef’s favorite fishmonger, Jess’s Market–Rockland, we came home […]

Mango Chips

Yesterday was brutal…and I do mean brutal.  90+ degrees and unbelievably humid.  I thought we had escaped the inferno of summer when we left Texas.   Apparently we’ve been discovered by mother nature.  Why houses don’t come with A/C up here is beyond me…global climate change isn’t a made up movie plot! Get with the program.  If […]

Eat…for Pete’s Sake

No we usually don’t need an excuse to go out to eat, but yesterday we had a really great reason to.  Pete, a local rescue still awaiting his forever home, and countless other fur babies was the cause…and why not?  New town, new food!  Last night was an “Eat for Pete’s Sake” annual fundraising event all across […]

Spring is taking a break

Where has Spring flown off to?  Seriously, it’s almost mid March and I’m bundled up like it’s the middle of January! It was just the other day yesterday that I was running around in Nike shorts and sweating my tail off–today back to sweaters and boots. Just before Spring decided to take a break I […]

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