Food

  • Taste of Ellsworth returns June 30

    Taste of Ellsworth returns June 30

    ELLSWORTH — For the second year in a row, residents and visitors will have a chance to gather for a community picnic with a view of City Hall as part of the annual Taste of Ellsworth event. On Saturday, June 30, the Franklin Street extension (between Elizabeth’s on one side and the J&B Atlantic building

  • Nothing beats a good biscuit

    Nothing beats a good biscuit

    I love a good Maine biscuit, piping hot from the oven, with a toasty brown top and feathery light middle. Spread with butter and jam, a biscuit is a hearty snack. Fry up an egg, add a piece of bacon and a slab of Cheddar, the humble biscuit becomes a breakfast sandwich. Leftover biscuits are

  • Nibbles: Chinese cooking class and pancake breakfast coming up

    Nibbles: Chinese cooking class and pancake breakfast coming up

    As the Chinese do Sliced cucumbers with spicy peanut dressing, Sichuan eggplant with basil (with ground pork and a meatless version), Mandarin orange chicken with water chestnuts and snow peas, and coconut jasmine rice are on the menu for Chinese-born chef and Gouldsboro summer resident Helen Chen, who will do a cooking demonstration from 6

  • New cookbook salutes popular Maine columnist

    New cookbook salutes popular Maine columnist

    ELLSWORTH — If you are a Mainer and you have a beloved, old family recipe, chances are it may have come from Marjorie Standish. Standish wrote a Maine Sunday Telegram column, “Cooking Down East,” for 25 years. Timeworn and likely stained cutouts of the Gardiner home economics teacher’s column can be found in old recipe

  • Nourishing young bodies and minds

    Nourishing young bodies and minds

    BAR HARBOR — She’s taught at the circus and led a theater camp, started a successful water bottle company and lived in Shanghai. These days, Jordan Mercer can be found cooking something healthy in the Bar Harbor village of Town Hill. Her aim is to nourish children through nutritious lunches that she prepares. Gather, located

  • Nibbles: Potatoes, wine and ice cream

    Nibbles: Potatoes, wine and ice cream

    A spud is born The University of Maine last week announced that it had produced a new gourmet potato. The “Pinto Gold” boasts smooth, buttery-yellow flesh. The red-skinned spud has splashy yellow eyes and ranges in shape from oval to fingerling size. Pinto Golds also have great storage potential, according to Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Pinto

  • Spring’s asparagus delicious in sandwich

    Spring’s asparagus delicious in sandwich

    Our asparagus bed here at Rabbit Hill is in full production with purple, hooded heads poking through the rich, black, soil and tall, stately purple and green spears. Purple Passion is one variety my husband cultivates; sweeter and more tender than the Jersey variety of green spears. They are a colorful purple addition in salads,

  • Keep your food safe at cookouts

    Keep your food safe at cookouts

    ELLSWORTH — In Maine, and across much of the nation, Memorial Day weekend is the official kickoff for the grilling season. Burgers and hot dogs will sizzle on patios, porches and outdoor kitchens through the summer, fall and even in some part during the winter. When grilling, though, foods are very susceptible to bacteria and