Category Archives: Portland Phoenix

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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Raise a glass to Prohibition’s influence

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on October 11, 2014 Watching the weekend revelry unfold on Wharf Street in the Old Port, it’s hard to envision the time when drinking in Portland was illegal and covert. But that was indeed … Continue reading

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Cheap eats in Maine’s culinary capital

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on September 19, 2014Welcome to college in the big city! Aside from the chilling cold seven months out of the year, Portland is a great place to spend a few years pretending to study. The … 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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Preserve precious produce

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on August 14, 2014 Hunt & Alpine Club’s pickled pantry In his preserving cookbook Saving the Season, University of California Master Food Preserver Kevin West writes, “nature’s bounty is abundant, but fleeting,” and encourages … Continue reading

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OBX Beach Break

I’m on vacation! Nothing but peaches, corn, seafood, pools and beaches as far as the eye can see. Until we return to our regularly scheduled programming (ha! Like I have a schedule…), read my article in this week’s Portland Phoenix: … Continue reading

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Unusual ice cream options

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on July 16, 2014 Our short Maine summers mean we must maximize our ice cream eating opportunities. Most Portlanders have an opinion about the best ice cream purveyor, from Beal’s to Gifford’s to Red’s … Continue reading

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