Monthly Archives: January 2014

First Look at Miyake Diner

Prof. A. of Portland Food Map and I continued our opening night dining traditions, turning out on an otherwise quiet Monday to visit the newest Miyake restaurant. The Diner is in the same spot on Spring Street as the Food … Continue reading

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Supporting Maine’s dairy farmers for the love of cheese

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on January 3, 2014Maine-made cheese is having a moment. The Maine cheese industry is one of the fastest growing in the country and produces award-winning varieties. While we don’t make near as much as … Continue reading

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Little Big’s Faux Cronuts

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I love donuts. Maybe they’re the exception because they overlap with my love of fried food. Truth be told (secret truth here), I haven’t loved any of the donuts I’ve found … Continue reading

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Gardening Files: Portland Soil Surprise

Gardening is a natural progression from an interest in local food or home cooking. Maybe you’re looking to increase your personal sustainability or want the pleasure of growing sun-ripened tomatoes right outside your door.  Whatever the reason, if you’re at … Continue reading

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Snow Day Odds and Ends

I hope you are all in your happy place, because despite the afternoon sunshine, it is somethin’ outside. I’ll avoid complaining about it, I know you’ve probably absorbed enough of that from your various social media channels. But walking around … Continue reading

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