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Eat Local, Eat Fresh – Two Summer Salads

I don’t have many salad recipes. A salad is something I just whip together out of whatever I have on hand. These two salads are standbys in my home. We love the sharp bite of fresh lemon juice, the aroma and taste of extra virgin olive oil, and most of all the “close your eyes and sigh with pleasure” taste bud pleasure of local garden grown vegetables. Both salads are quick to fix and serve and are good for either casual or fancy meals.
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Fireworks, Lobster, and Furnishings

It was the summer of 2005 and we were almost ready to open our house on the artists mecca of Deer Isle, an island that had once been the home of such notables as John Steinbeck and Dan Fogelberg. We had decided prior to even building our house that it made economic sense to rent it out from June through September to weekly vacation renters. Continue reading

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