Food

  • Chives In Season

    Clumps of chives are always a welcome sight for winter-weary Maine gardeners. The delicate-flavored allium is a versatile herb used for adding character and a touch of elegance to many dishes ranging from biscuits to chicken salad or Chinese pancakes. In her 2006 cookbook “Dishing Up Maine” (Storey Publishing), Sedgwick cook and food writer Brooke

  • New Café Brightens Ellsworth Dining Scene

    Some people know Christine Harden as a graphic artist who has designed menus, logos and Web sites for many years in Hancock County. Others know her as the wife of Steve Harden and mother of Brant, Vivienne, Warren and Jonathan. Some people know Christine Harden as a graphic artist who has designed menus, logos and

  • Buck the System

    The struggle within our breast was a brief one. On the one hand, we had before us a 1.5-liter jug of Cabernet Sauvignon priced at an alarmingly low $10.99. On the other hand …

  • Buck the System

    The struggle within our breast was a brief one. On the one hand, we had before us a 1.5-liter jug of Cabernet Sauvignon priced at an alarmingly low $10.99. On the other hand … Well, there was no other hand. We leapt and purchased that big bottle of Crane Lake 2007 California Cabernet. We trusted

  • Custard Pie Has Come a Long Way

    Sometime around the year 1913, the comedienne Mabel Normand launched the first custard pie into the face of one of the characters in a silent film and after that astonishing performance, the throwing of custard pies became a standard Hollywood procedure.

  • Custard Pie Has Come a Long Way

    Sometime around the year 1913, the comedienne Mabel Normand launched the first custard pie into the face of one of the characters in a silent film and after that astonishing performance, the throwing of custard pies became a standard Hollywood procedure. Naturally, someone had to improve on the joke. Fatty Arbuckle was able to toss

  • Ready for Rhubarb

    Did you know that June 9 is National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day? Probably not. It’s one of those holidays right up there with National Vinegar Month, International Audit Month, the Great American Grump Out (May 6) and other obscure official and unofficial holidays. Like sardines and fiddleheads, rhubarb seems one of those foods that people either