Food

  • 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

  • Nibbles: Squash, soups and lessons on organic gardening

    Nibbles: Squash, soups and lessons on organic gardening

    Squash for breakfast? Butternut squash — even beet — pancakes are becoming a fun, flavorful alternative to the standard flapjack. Adding cooked vegetables makes pancakes moist and deepens their flavor. Garnishing with chopped walnuts and other toppings and drizzling with fruit sauces and syrups can make them even more appetizing. Hosted by the Women’s Health

  • Nibbles: Learn to brew

    Nibbles: Learn to brew

    Hold the meat! Stefani Berkey switched to a plant-based diet for health reasons and hasn’t looked back. She will share her experience and knowledge, showing how to prepare plant-based dishes as well as tips to cut down on the cost and maximize the use of groceries in a two-part class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Cabbage touted for cancer-fighting benefits

    Cabbage touted for cancer-fighting benefits

    The cabbage, which derives from the French word “caboche” (a colloquial term for head), was introduced to the Americas in 1541-42 by Jacques Cartier on his third voyage to Canada.  Although the vegetable became an important New England crop that sustained many homesteading families, the first writing of its cultivation wasn’t recorded until over 100

  • Nibbles: Soup, spaghetti and a bake-off

    Nibbles: Soup, spaghetti and a bake-off

    Soul soup Soup for the Soul luncheons are being held on Fridays through March 27 at the United Baptist Church of Ellsworth. The next one is scheduled for Feb. 7. The luncheons — open to all — run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Hancock and Pine

  • Dishing up Maine tradition

    Dishing up Maine tradition

    Last week was Arts Week at Deer Isle-Stonington High School, and the theme was a celebration of Maine’s bicentennial. Once part of Massachusetts, Maine became independent — very independent — in March of 1820. For the entire week, over 120 teenagers were engrossed in studying the history of Maine and Deer Isle and creating works