Food

  • Nibbles: Beer, pie and sourdough

    Nibbles: Beer, pie and sourdough

    On tap MJ Smith will lead a tour of eastern Maine’s growing number of breweries, from Ellsworth’s Fogtown Brewing Co. and Bar Harbor’s Atlantic Brewing to Geaghan’s in Brewer, at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays through June. The outings, including tastings, are offered through Downeast Senior College in Ellsworth. To sign up, call 667-3897, email learn.maine.edu/ellsworth.

  • Nibbles: Farm fresh goods, smelts and organic gardening

    Nibbles: Farm fresh goods, smelts and organic gardening

    Finest kind Usher in spring and snap up fresh greens and other locally produced food and other products at the Ellsworth Farmers Market from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth located at 121 Bucksport Road. The market resumed operating on March 24.   Smelts so good! The smelts

  • Sweet potato sandwich pops with flavor

    Sweet potato sandwich pops with flavor

    The March issue of Bon Appetit magazine features several pages that are devoted to how to build a finely crafted sandwich. It’s the architecture that makes it sing … the balance of flavors and textures. If seeing is a prelude to eating, the photographs of Green Goddess Tuna Salad, an open-faced Scandinavian smorrebrod and Fried

  • If at first you don’t impress, try, try again

    If at first you don’t impress, try, try again

    It’s unfortunate that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Example: Our first impression of Portuguese wine was that it was pleasant, retiring and lacking in muscle tone. This evaluation was based on our experience with vinho verde (“green wine”) and Dao vinho tinto (“red wine”). Vinho verde is deliberately light,

  • Nibbles: Syrup, mangos and smelt

    Nibbles: Syrup, mangos and smelt

    Pure fun See maple sap turned into syrup, sample ice cream drizzled with warm maple syrup and take a horse-drawn wagon ride as part of Eureka Farms’ free “Maple Syrup Sunday” festivities, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 24-25, in Palmyra. Father and son Hollis and Seth Edwards, who have family ties to

  • Syrup maker builds sugar shack from salvaged materials

    Syrup maker builds sugar shack from salvaged materials

    ELLSWORTH — David Shepard has made maple syrup since he was a boy, but the Winkumpaugh Road resident never had a roof over his head — let alone a sugar shack — where he could comfortably boil the sap collected from his sugar bush out back. That was until this year’s maple syrup season when

  • Tasty treats abound during Dine Around Month

    Tasty treats abound during Dine Around Month

    ELLSWORTH — Area residents have another two weeks to take advantage of discounts at participating restaurants as part of Dine Around Month. Locals can pick up a frequent diner card for a chance to win one of two prizes of $100 worth of restaurant gift cards. Diners should present their card for a sticker each

  • New England classic brown bread has rich history

    New England classic brown bread has rich history

    “One of the finest phenomena which the curious and reverent visitor in Boston notes is the appearance on his breakfast table of a shapely loaf, rounded and domed and richly browned in hue,” the Rev. Francis N. Zabriskie, an essayist and churchman, rhapsodized about his breakfast in the 1870s. Zabriskie likened steamed brown bread’s aroma

  • Eccentric millionaires

    Eccentric millionaires

    Our marital partner left town Tuesday morning. By Tuesday evening, our bachelor party had become a situation comedy. We put too large a load into the washing machine, which went on strike early in the rinse cycle. We had to unload several pounds of wet sheets and towels, lighten the load and start over. Later,