Food

  • Easter Parade

    At Ellsworth’s Town Baker, Lorena Stearns has been turning out a pretty parade of Easter-inspired cupcakes. They cost $15 per dozen. The mother-of-two creates cakes and cupcakes for all occasions. She sells her confections at The Maine Grind and to order from home. For more information, call 667-4346.

  • In Season

    Carding Brook Farm in Brooklin recently supplied fresh maple syrup for the Maple Syrup Breakfast held every March at Lily’s Café in Stonington.

  • In Season

    Carding Brook Farm in Brooklin recently supplied fresh maple syrup for the Maple Syrup Breakfast held every March at Lily’s Café in Stonington. The café sells the farm’s syrup and the new batch can be purchased directly from the family farm run by Jonathan Ellsworth and Jennifer Schroth. The fine syrup, which ranges in price

  • White Nights

    The arrival, grudging though it has been, of spring urges us to shift our modes of domestic indulgence from heavy to light. We are through with pork roasts spiked with garlic, meatballs and spaghetti, pizza laden with ham and peppers, and steak with gravy — all of which require hearty reds.

  • White Nights

    The arrival, grudging though it has been, of spring urges us to shift our modes of domestic indulgence from heavy to light. We are through with pork roasts spiked with garlic, meatballs and spaghetti, pizza laden with ham and peppers, and steak with gravy — all of which require hearty reds. It is the season

  • Seed Catalog Recipe Proves a Keeper

    This is a spring thing, published in a garden seed catalog years ago, with an uncertain provenance — who knows where it originated? This chicken dish struck exactly the right note in so many kitchens that it became a celebrity almost overnight. It’s time we brought it back. It’s possible that the slow sautéeing that

  • New Restaurant Opens April 10 in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — The Hillfire Grill, a new lunch and dinner restaurant, will open Friday, April 10, at 337 High St., site of the former Hilltop Restaurant, most recently Kona’s. Five partners have joined forces and fortunes to create a new, family-friendly restaurant offering steaks, pasta, seafood and thin crust pizza from 11 a.m. until 10