• Meringues lighten strawberry shortcake

    Meringues lighten strawberry shortcake

    Maine-grown strawberries are just starting to ripen, and we can never eat too much of this luscious, juicy red fruit at the height of the season. My husband’s favorite dish, fresh strawberries with cream sounds simple, but to get the maximum flavor and enjoyment, it needs to be made a very particular way. The strawberries

  • Anonymous sources

    Anonymous sources

    Forrest Gump, famously sharing his mother’s life insights, gave the world the deathless: “Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Had Mama taken a serious interest in wine, she would have found that mysteries are not limited to the Whitman’s Sampler. The wine aisle has

  • Taste of Ellsworth is June 24

    Taste of Ellsworth is June 24

    ELLSWORTH — The complete lineup for the inaugural Taste of Ellsworth on Saturday, June 24, has been announced. Eight local eateries will serve food: Mortons Moo, Finn’s Irish Pub, Flexit Café and Bakery, 86 This!, Downeast Cheese Cakes, Finelli New York Pizzeria, Union River Lobster Pot and Taste Jamaica. Airline Brewing Co. will pour beer

  • Momo’s ‘garage sale’ is not to be missed

    Momo’s ‘garage sale’ is not to be missed

    ELLSWORTH — Heading out East Main Street, you won’t want to miss the “garage sale” going on opposite the Woodbine Cemetery. From 6 a.m. until dark, motorists have a choice of plain, blueberry, cherry raspberry, Heath Bar Reese’s Pieces cheesecakes — to name just a few — inside the two-bay garage door adorned by twinkle

  • Wine country/weed country

    Wine country/weed country

    One of the lesser ditties in “Oklahoma” suggests as follows:   “Oh the farmer and the cowman should be friends Oh the farmer and the cowman should be friends One man likes to push a plow The other likes to chase a cow But that’s no reason why they can’t be friends.”   The theme

  • Newspaper editor hears it all from behind the bar

    Newspaper editor hears it all from behind the bar

    BLUE HILL — A hard-drinking journalist perched on a bar stool fishing for news tips is a long-held stereotype. But you’ll find Penobscot Bay Press Managing Editor Faith DeAmbrose fielding potential stories from behind the bar as she mixes cocktails at DeepWater Brewing Co. In her 20th year tending bar, the Orland resident began mixing

  • Chives and asparagus make pizza primavera

    Chives and asparagus make pizza primavera

    A cool, wet spring brings forth two of my favorite crops: chives and asparagus. The chives come first; their graceful, hollow stems add a zip to salads and mashed potatoes. Soups, roasted root veggies, omelets, dips, cornbread, whipped butter, even biscuits are more appetizing and taste like spring when prepared with a liberal dose of

  • Class act

    Class act

    Greetings from Berkeley, Calif.! The weather is blessed, housing prices are unbelievable and all the avocados at the supermarket are ripe. And, of course, the wines are many, varied and locally sourced. Yet, that is not the reason for the visit. We’re here for our 50th high school reunion. Yes: Class of 1967, St. Mary’s