Food

  • Morning oatmeal gets a savory makeover

    Morning oatmeal gets a savory makeover

    Editor’s Note: Mark Messer, copy editor at the Mount Desert Islander newspaper, is a word and language geek who grew up in Ellsworth. He also likes to play around in the kitchen.   Healthy diet and exercise are the keys to reaching a healthy weight. As obvious as that is, years ago, I was convinced

  • The Rashomon effect

    The Rashomon effect

    Victor Hugo is best known for “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “Les Misérables.” But he was a masterful poet and a fine pen-and-ink artist, as well. He also was a student of history, working actual events into his novels and dramas. In the 1840s, he had undertaken a history of his own. One day,

  • Nibbles: Chili, chocolate and chowder

    Nibbles: Chili, chocolate and chowder

    Sunday lunch in Sullivan Homemade soups, chili, casseroles, salad, rolls, desserts and cold and hot beverages make up the “Soup-er Chili Lunch” starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center on Route 1 in Sullivan. Hosted by Frenchman Bay Library, the afternoon meal is a benefit for the library. Admission

  • Flexit Café has a new pastry chef

    Flexit Café has a new pastry chef

    ELLSWORTH — Oatmeal molasses cookies sandwiched together with butter cream frosting are just one of the treats that Flexit Café and Bakery’s new pastry chef has added to the dessert menu. Bryn Montoya joined the café, housed in the Maine Grind Building at 192 Main St, in late October after moving to Blue Hill from

  • Nibbles: Lasagna, coconuts and a new year

    Nibbles: Lasagna, coconuts and a new year

    New Year, New You That’s the theme of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital nutritionist Amy Henderson’s free talk from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in the hospital classroom (Door C). A complimentary meal will be served. As part of her talk “New Year, New You: Making Healthy Food Choices,” Henderson will discuss making healthy

  • Susan Levy cooks from the heart

    Susan Levy cooks from the heart

    FRANKLIN — Susan Levy has hundreds of cookbooks, but her “go to” bible is a binder she has assembled under the heading “Tried and True.” Most of these recipes are hybrids drawn over the years from many other recipes until the Franklin resident achieved the taste she was after. Relatively new to Downeast Maine, Levy