• Nibbles: Four upcoming events for food lovers

    Nibbles: Four upcoming events for food lovers

    Let’s taco ‘bout it If you love tacos, dancing and supporting a good cause, head to The Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor on Saturday, Feb. 1, when Open Table MDI will host its “Let’s Taco ‘Bout Community” fundraiser. This is the third annual benefit dinner for the nonprofit dedicated to serving free weekly suppers on

  • To bisque or not to bisque

    To bisque or not to bisque

    On a recent foodie trip to Portland we enjoyed three delicious and innovatively different meals. No peeling vegetables, no chopping garlic, no mixing, baking, cooking, and no washing dishes. It was pure luxury. We dined on soul-bending bar food paired with locally brewed beer, Portland Harbor Hotel stylish Eggs Benedicts and champagne cocktails and a

  • Nibbles: Four upcoming events for foodies

    Nibbles: Four upcoming events for foodies

    Have a cold one Brewer’s Blank Canvas Brewery and Atlantic Airline, Fogtown, Lubec, Strong and Bigelow brewing companies will offer samples of their microbrews at the 2020 Bar Harbor Winter Brew Fest from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Atlantic Brewing at 52 Cottage St. in Bar Harbor. Besides sampling craft beers, the

  • A taste of home

    A taste of home

    Every year in January we have an artistic project here on Deer Isle known as Fun-A-Day. The premise is simple: participants pick a project like take a photograph, paint a series of pictures, create a quilt, or bake a cake and work on it every day. Then in February, we share our work with the

  • It’s totally kosher!

    It’s totally kosher!

    At age 31, with energy to burn and publication of a third cookbook under her apron, Miriam Pascal wants to make it easier for you to feed your family. Mesorah Publications has just released Pascal’s “More Real Life Kosher Cooking: Delicious Recipes that Create a Lifetime of Culinary Memories,” as a follow- up to the

  • Rhubarb rules in late winter, spring

    Rhubarb rules in late winter, spring

    I’ve never understood strawberry rhubarb pie. It’s considered a classic recipe, but most true classics follow the old gardening calendar, using fruits and vegetables in season. They go back before the days of freezers and diesel trucks. Strawberries and rhubarb taste fine together but in the garden, they are not precisely bedfellows. Rhubarb’s main claim

  • Doughlicious!


    HANCOCK — Nothing spells love and appreciation like a home-cooked gift from your kitchen. Especially if that gift entails doughnuts. Jeri Bowers knows this well. During the Christmas season, Bowers rises early to make homemade doughnuts for the staff at the MDI Biological Laboratory in the Bar Harbor village of Salisbury Cove where she works

  • Shuck and awe

    Shuck and awe

    In coastal New England, shell heaps show where native people found estuaries rich in oysters. The bivalve mollusks were popular with the early colonists as well. Thanks to expansion of the railroads in the 1840s, pickled oysters could easily be shipped inland and by mid-century had become a widespread food fad. New Englanders ate oysters