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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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Pressure Canning Chicken Stock

Since I am apparently in the business of posting useful holiday cooking tips (see my annual Portland Turkey Guide), here’s a quickie about canning your own chicken or turkey stock. You’ll likely have a turkey carcass next week, so pop … 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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Preserving Peaches with Food In Jars’ Marisa McClellan

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of hosting Marisa McClellan, author of two preserving cookbooks and blogger at Food In Jars, at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Falmouth. We were all particularly excited to be a stop on … Continue reading

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Summer Pickling in Maine, Continued

In researching my recent Portland Phoenix column, Preserve precious produce, I, as usual, gathered information that wouldn’t fit into the column. I talked pickling at length with the chef at Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, a place that brings cocktails to mind … 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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