Category Archives: recipes

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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Tiki at Home: Mai Tais and Pina Coladas

I’m really getting into home bartending. While I love going out, sitting at the bar, and letting someone else prepare me a delicious cocktail, I’m also embracing the challenge of making high-caliber drinks at home. For one, it’s decidedly cheaper! … Continue reading

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Cocktails with Royal Rose Simple Syrups

I love Royal Rose‘s flavored simple syrups – I use them in cocktails, and I mix with soda water for lightly flavored homemade sodas. Their unique flavors add give cocktails unexpected depth (like in my favorite Saffron Sour at the … Continue reading

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"From Scratch," Maine Food Workshops + Cranberry Granola Recipe

We’re trying something different with our educational programming at work with our new workshop series, From Scratch: Your Maine Kitchen. After the great success of food blogger and author Marisa McLellan’s of Food in Jars demonstration in August, we hope to keep the momentum rolling … Continue reading

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Holiday Visit to Wiggly Bridge Distillery, York

Last Wednesday, I daytripped down to York, Maine and had a delightful peek into the spirited life and business of the Woods family. Dave, his son David, and daughter-in-law Amanda run Wiggly Bridge Distillery on the main strip in York. … Continue reading

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MECA Mixology and Maine Brewers’ Guild Beer School

Writing a book about the history of alcohol and drinking Maine has lead to a lot of jokes about all the “research” I have to do. I have lots of people volunteering to be my “research” assistants (always with the … Continue reading

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Salt + Sea CSF

A recent LivingSocial deal caught my eye – every now and then there’s a deal for a good restaurant or a service you’ve actually been meaning to sign up for. Salt + Sea, a Portland-based Community Supported Fishery, offered a … Continue reading

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