Mary Emma Allen's Country Kitchen

Mary Emma Allen's Country Kitchen

We feel so privilaged to offer Mary Emma Allen's Country Kitchen columns, plus many of her other writings. She shares of her own family while she enlightens us of times past, and we can relate to her experiences as if we have known her forever. She seems to have a little window into our family histories and the things we treasure. I hope you enjoy her writing as much as I do. ~Brenda Hyde, Editor

The Country Kitchen
About Mary Emma

Mary Emma Allen, journalist, children's author, columnist, and editor has had more than 200 children's stories published. She has been a newspaper reporter and also has written articles and columns on cooking, antiques, travel, quilt making, history, couponing/refunding and nostalgia. She writes "Refunder's Hotline", a weekly column for the Union Leader New Hampshire's statewide newspaper. In addition, Mary writes the "Country Kitchen", a cooking column for the The Citizen in Laconia, New Hampshire.

In addition to being a columnist, travel writer, and book author, Mary has a BS degree in Elementary Education from SUNY at New Paltz, NY and has done substitute teaching in the SAU #48, grades K-12, for 25 years. Mary also gives writing programs in schools in NH and other states, in addition to teaching at writers' conferences and at Plymouth State College's Continuing Education Dept. Her other books include: "Writing in Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont," "When We Become the Parent to Our Parents," and "The Magic of Patchwork." Some of her writing also appears in five e-books.

For information on Mary Emma's books, pamplets and her other endeavors please visit her website here


Seasonal Feature
Summer Harvest Tea

Before the cool weather sets in, enjoy the bounty of your herb, flower and vegetable gardens by giving a Summer Harvest Tea Party. Plan your theme around the garden, invite friends and family. Don't make it a formal affair, but rather a way to celebrate everyone's gardens and share produce, flowers, seeds and advice.

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Harvesting and Using Summer Squash

Summer squash is one of my favorite vegetables. I love the yellow summer squash in particular. They should be harvested while still tender, when they have a "glossy" appearance and are still small. You will most likely need to harvest daily once they start to appear.

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