Food

  • Blue Hill Community Garden teaches, feeds

    Blue Hill Community Garden teaches, feeds

    Special to The Ellsworth American BLUE HILL — Late this winter, Blue Hill Garden Club President Peter Leonard was already thinking about the coming summer when he visited Steve Whitney’s Exploring Earth Systems classes at George Stevens Academy. Leonard spoke with students about a Blue Hill Community Garden on the school’s campus but he also

  • Saluting Susan B. Anthony

    Saluting Susan B. Anthony

    Susan B. Anthony’s cake was flavored with a little almond extract. Apparently, she served it plain, with no indication that it should be improved with frosting. Sponge cake alone has a light, airy texture, but it is rather dry.

  • Weaving more magic (and jam)

    Weaving more magic (and jam)

    Nellieville, Deer Isle artist Peter Beerits’ park, inhabited by critters, cowboys, Vikings and sword-wielding knights and other characters, became the setting for New York playwright Melody Bates’ outdoor production of “Avalon” in 2019. Bates’ original play is a take on the medieval legend of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table. “Avalon” blends magic, medieval myth and modern twists in the myth’s retelling.

  • Sugar-free whoopie pies?

    Sugar-free whoopie pies?

    Sprung from a baking hobby and desire to lose weight, Downeast Keto Bakery opened last year and now Carolyn Corro is working all hours in her licensed home kitchen to keep up with the demand.

  • Serve up a slice of summer: Downeast Pie

    Serve up a slice of summer: Downeast Pie

    Special to The Ellsworth American Every November I try at least one new type of pie. This year I attempted mock cherry pie — a dessert that was popular at the end of the 1800s but disappeared in the early 1900s.  I believe the pie lost favor when canned sour cherries became available year-round. Because

  • Baffling big bird becomes turkey ham

    Baffling big bird becomes turkey ham

    Editor’s Note: In 1979, Huyen Tran and her parents and five sisters fled Vietnam and survived a harrowing boat journey in which they were robbed by Malaysian pirates. Living for a year on a small Indonesian island, the Trans eventually were accepted to resettle in the United States, where they lived in Philadelphia. Huyen, her

  • Deer hunt yields culinary pleasures

    By Cheryl A. Wixson There’s an industrious level of excitement around our household as the month of October draws to a close. When the temperatures drop and daylight hours become shorter, we’re like the red squirrels, scurrying to prepare for winter. Wood split and stacked: check. Rain barrels drained: check. Pumpkins and squash harvested: check.

  • Brooklin woman starts pickled blueberry business

    Brooklin woman starts pickled blueberry business

    BROOKLIN — Pickled blueberries from a new company called Planet Naskeag will soon appear in stores on the Blue Hill Peninsula and beyond. The berries provide rich antioxidant health benefits along with scintillating flavors that are a savory complement for roasts, salads, sandwiches and more. Made with organic berries grown on small, local farms, Planet

  • Ellsworth’s Margaritas starts serving up Mexican fare this week

    Ellsworth’s Margaritas starts serving up Mexican fare this week

    ELLSWORTH — Mexican food lovers rejoice. The long-anticipated Margaritas Mexican Restaurant opened Tuesday, Aug. 25, to serve up freshly made tacos, nachos, salads and chimichangas, not to mention cocktails, including countless flavors of margaritas. At 191 Main St., Margaritas succeeds The Mex restaurant that was founded by Bruce Wardwell in 1979 and served up Mexican-inspired

  • New bakery and craft store opening in September

    New bakery and craft store opening in September

    ELLSWORTH — Want to have a glass of wine, eat some zucchini bread and take a painting class? You’re in luck. Hailee Carter and Teagan Candage plan on opening The Crafty Baker, a bake shop/craft store, at 56 Deane St. this September. “I started baking from a young age with my grandmother,” said Carter, who

  • Wicked Munchies hits the spot for hungry residents

    Wicked Munchies hits the spot for hungry residents

    ELLSWORTH – The new Ellsworth take-out spot Wicked Munchies has become wicked popular. According to owner Travis Healey, 36, a resident of Bar Harbor, Wicked Munchies has been consistently serving “400 to 500 meals” during recent weekends, from 10-inch pizzas to five different kinds of mac and cheese to gooey sandwich melts. The restaurant’s Facebook