Monthly Archives: March 2011

Portland Buffalo Wing Off

Mmm… chicken wings. *Homer-like noises* My thoughts on wings: they must be crispy, saucy, hot and come with a good, creamy dressing (Ranch or Bleu cheese dressing are both fine with me). And that’s it really! Why is it so … Continue reading

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Fermenting Away

I did something and didn’t tell you about it. *gasp* I know- in a world of TMI, you’re thinking, thank God. Someone keep their mouth shut about something. But sometimes I need a meal off. Like, I just want to … Continue reading

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BBF Travels: Box Hill Pizzaria

When I was younger, I was fascinated that companies could call their product ‘the best’ without any verification. I remember, in particular, being struck by a beer label that claimed their beer was better than any other. I asked my … Continue reading

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BBF Finds: Salted Herbs

Look what I found!! Spotted in the refrigerator section of pickles and bacon in the Portland Hannaford. It’s Mailhot’s Salted Herbs. Now, you know I heart their sausage, so I was excited to see a new-to-me French Canadian product. The … Continue reading

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I Love Maine Mead Works

I’m just gonna title the post that way, so you have no doubts as to what I think of our local meadery. And maybe you’ve heard of and love Maine Mead Works too, since their popularity is on the rise. … Continue reading

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Maine Restaurant Week: Fuel in Lewiston

While perusing menus of restaurants participating in Maine Restaurant Week (which continues through this Saturday), there was a lot of ‘meh’ing in my head. Nothing against any of the Portland restaurants, I just felt the need to shake my late-winter … Continue reading

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Maple Bacon Biscuit Bake

This breakfast bake is great for two reasons. First, the obvious one: maple bacon. Say no more. Second, the buttermilk Bakewell Cream biscuits. Light, fluffy, yet flaky, and crispy on top. Now does this say “Maine breakfast” or what? Maine … Continue reading

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