Monthly Archives: September 2014

Maine Brew Bus, Geary’s Tasting Room, The Well at Jordan’s Farm

The Maine Brew Bus as a shuttle to Geary’s new tasting room D.L. Geary’s Brewing Company, the oldest brewery in Maine, opened a new tasting room last week, embracing the public’s growing interest in craft beer. Located in Portland’s industrial … Continue reading

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How do you like them apples?

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on September 12, 2014 Twenty Ounce Pippin, huge pale-green monsters, as big as a baby’s head. Winter Banana, a beguiling yellow with a red blush. Black Oxford, diminutive purple-black orbs, dotted with light “stars.” … Continue reading

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Canning Spaghetti Sauce in a Pressure Canner

My love for fresh, local tomatoes cannot be overstated. But (and I feel I’m making a bit of a canning confession here), I think preserving tomatoes in a way that captures their sweet, in-season taste can be a struggle. Preparing … Continue reading

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Fishin’ Ships Food Truck

By far, the launch of the Fishin’ Ships food truck was the one I was looking forward to the most. I followed the build-out of the truck on facebook, I counted down to their launch at Rising Tide Brewing Co. (and … Continue reading

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Talking Preserving on MPBN and Maine History Book #2

Last week, I was on Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s Maine Calling program, discussing preserving with two friends and fellow UMaine Extension Master Food Preservers. The three of us had a great time in the studio (despite that I was very … Continue reading

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