Category Archives: local eating

Strawberry Season in Maine

The fresh strawberries are starting to appear in the markets here in Southern Maine (!!!). I see strawberries as the official start to the short Maine preserving season – for one, strawberry jam is one of my favorite types of … Continue reading

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Lovely Lunch at Lolita

Did you know Lolita on Munjoy Hill serves lunch? I didn’t consider it as a lunch spot, but more for a special occasion dinner or a nice place to sit at the bar and catch up with a friend. But … Continue reading

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New Dispatch Magazine + Spring Portland, Maine CSA Options

Dispatch magazine is back! Or rather it’s under new management, but it’s more exciting to say it has returning with a vengeance. And with it, more writing from yours truly as I’ll be contributing, hopefully on the reg. The magazine … Continue reading

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Wintertime Canning: Hot Pepper Jam

Canning hot pepper jam in the middle of winter is the perfect pick-me-up. It’s nice to put up a quick little project that doesn’t rely on perfect in-season produce, and this jam refreshes the canning pantry which is starting to … Continue reading

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Portland Thanksgiving Turkey Options

Ah, meat. The epicenter of the local food dilemma. On one side, you could argue that meat should not be cheap. On the other side, you have your desire to serve a huge, perfectly-roasted, glistening bird that will satisfy all … Continue reading

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Let’s talk turkey: the best bird for your dollar

Wolfe Neck’s Farm’s livestock manager Ben Jensen is not very happy with the condition of the ground in the turkey pen, thick with mud after last week’s constant rain. He plots ways to dry it out while the turkeys squelch … 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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Hilltop Superette Grand Opening and Portland Food Signing

First things first: I will be at Local Sprouts Cafe tonight at 5pm, with copies of my book Portland Food: the Culinary Capital of Maine for sale. I can also sign a copy you’ve already purchased, of course. Come say … Continue reading

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Preorder Portland Food: the Culinary Capital of Maine

Photos by Phil Jellen, Greta Rybus, and Zack Bowen I’ve finished writing and editing my book about Portland’s food scene! It will be coming your way on May 13th, 2014 in all its local, hand-made, chef-owned, small city, big taste, … Continue reading

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