• Cancer patients fight back with food

    Cancer patients fight back with food

    ELLSWORTH — If there’s a silver lining to undergoing chemo or radiation treatment it might be this: milkshakes are encouraged. “We try to get as much calories and protein per swallow, basically, as we can get into people,” said Donna Walsh, an oncology nutrition specialist who works at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care

  • Say cheesecake, lobster that is

    Say cheesecake, lobster that is

    The long stretch of keeping to home has given me the opportunity to catch up on some necessary spring-cleaning projects. Clothes have been sorted, books dusted and windows washed. One fruitful endeavor was tackling the kitchen refrigerator and freezer. I practice the frugal, homestead cooking technique of saving containers of food scraps in the freezer.

  • Cooking from the heart

    Cooking from the heart

    Editor’s Note: Michael Anderson and his wife, Fayelle, started Bar Harbor’s original Miguel’s Restaurant in 1983 and ran it for 12 years. He also has headed food service for College of Atlantic and The Jackson Laboratory. At present, he and Fayelle operate August Moon Catering. By Michael Anderson Special to The Ellsworth American Cooking, if

  • Ellsworth to go

    Ellsworth to go

    Their doors may be closed, but many of the city’s restaurants have switched to to-go service only to try support their customers and try and survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are those we know of. Craving a deluxe burger, made with Black Angus beef, slathered with porcini aioli, and served with tallow fries (tallow is

  • Syrup-laced muffins on tap

    Syrup-laced muffins on tap

    I keep a close eye on my pantry inventory these days; sorting root-cellared apples for sauce, peeling and freezing garlic and roasting the butternut squash with soft spots. The urge for this annual routine of spring sorting and cleaning reminds me of squirrels, checking their food supplies, cleaning out their nest and getting ready for

  • Try immune-boosting chicken noodle soup

    Try immune-boosting chicken noodle soup

    By Merry Post Special to The Ellsworth American Homemade noodles are quick and easy. They have a fresh, eggy taste that cannot be matched by dry pasta. They will elevate beef, chicken or turkey broth into a satisfying soup that looks more complicated than it is. I found a good recipe for noodles in a

  • Nibbles: Dig into an Irish supper

    Nibbles: Dig into an Irish supper

    As Irish as spaghetti Dig into homemade corned beef and cabbage and all the trimmings from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at the Town Hill Fire Station and Community Center at 1328 Route 102 in the Bar Harbor village of Town Hill. The St. Patrick’s Day supper costs $15 per person and

  • An enduring tradition: Classic apple cake lives on

    An enduring tradition: Classic apple cake lives on

    My recipe for farmer’s fruitcake comes from an 1889 cookbook put out by the women of the Ashland Grange No. 124 in Massachusetts. Oliver H. Kelley founded the National Grange of the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry after the Civil War in 1867. He had been sent by the Department of Agriculture to assess

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