Monthly Archives: December 2012

Buck’s Naked BBQ Review

Buck’s Naked BBQ came to fill the space left open by Havana South on Wharf St. in Portland’s Old Port. While I didn’t enjoy eating at Havana, I did enjoy their bar space. So I was happy to see a place … Continue reading

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Small Batch Winter Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut to break up all the holiday cookie recipes – you didn’t see that coming, did ya? I made a batch of pistachio brittle and this sauerkraut in one evening. I felt very accomplished.  I used my mandolin slicer to thinly slice a medium-sized … Continue reading

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Obscure Holiday Cocktail Tasting, Vol. 4

We had our 4th Annual (!!!) Obscure Holiday Cocktail Tasting last Friday. The cocktails we served are obscure in that they’re original and unique, rather than obscure as in lost to history. We’re embracing this evolution and even floated the … Continue reading

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Poutine Files: Ruski’s

Here’s the poutine served at Ruski’s. If you’ve been to Ruski’s before, you should know what to expect – brown gravy from a packet, melted mild cheese, crispy from-the-freezer fries. All good! There is a time and place for everything.  But this … Continue reading

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Cookie Swap Cookies

Sharon of Delicious Musings invited me to a cookie swap, along with Vrylena of vrai-lean-uh and Shannon of Edible Obsessions. So, I guess it was a blogger cookie swap – but I feel if I call it that, I’ll feel guilty for leaving other area … Continue reading

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