Monthly Archives: January 2012

Canning Hot Pepper Jam

Hot pepper jam is one of the best things to come into my life as a result of learning to can. It’s totally superfluous- no one would ever say it was necessary to make it through the winter. But damn if … Continue reading

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South Portland Elevation Burger Review

Elevation Burger, in South Portland, is the newest location of the made-to-order, organic, grass-fed beef burger national chain.  I was treated to dinner and chatted with the franchise owners on Monday night and left feeling good about what was going … Continue reading

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Fried Maine Shrimp

Shrimp, shrimp, glorious, fried Maine shrimp.  It’s the shrimpin’ time of year, folks, so pull out all the recipes, and get in as much as you can while they last. I made these for the Ravens game on Sunday, and … Continue reading

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Pei Men Miyake

Pai men Miyake, at 188 State Street in Portland, is one of the restaurants forming the food lovers’ corner in Longfellow Square.  When the restaurant opened, it was billed as a Ramen bar with a few appetizers.  Since then, their … Continue reading

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Top 10 Hottest Quarterbacks in the NFL

And now a break from our regularly scheduled programming:   1. Mark Sanchez: Mark is clearly the hottest quarterback in the league.   His all-American, yet scruffy good looks make him the top earner.  Coupled with his humble persona, his love … Continue reading

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BBF Travels: Byrnes Irish Pub, Bath

This weekend I took a trip up to Bath with Alexa and Andrew (A1 and A2?).   I had an expiring Groupon to the Maine Maritime Museum and both of them had never been.  Field trip!   Most amazingly, this was a … Continue reading

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BBF Travels: Steak ‘n Shake

This Christmas vacation, after much anticipation, I made it to Steak ‘n Shake, a fast food burger joint, known for it’s titular steakburgers and milkshakes.  This particular one is in Fredericksburg, Virginia, which I passed through in that special holiday … Continue reading

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