Food

  • Drink in the moment

    Drink in the moment

    1 Corinthians 13, like the movie “Casablanca,” has more memorable lines than you can shake a stick at. Today’s sermon draws on Verse 11: “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

  • Nibbles: Sparkling wine and recipes from the sea

    Nibbles: Sparkling wine and recipes from the sea

    Time to sparkle Starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, Rooster Brother will hold a tasting of a California sparkling wine, a Spanish cava and an Italian prosecco downstairs at 29 Main St. in Ellsworth. Samples of cheese and salami will accompany the tasting ending at 4:30 p.m. For more info, call 667-8675 and

  • Culinary comfort in a bowl

    Culinary comfort in a bowl

    A whirlwind visit to Hong Kong and the rush of the holidays had me yearning for the comforts of food. It had to be soup: simple, hot, fragrant, bone-building, spicy and creamy …. a cup that restoreth the culinary soul. For a while I ate turkey stock boiled with thin slices of carrots and laced

  • Barncastle serves up sweet, savory creations at market

    Barncastle serves up sweet, savory creations at market

    BLUE HILL — Loralie Robbins, or Lori, as friends call her, was up late one night in April, checking Craigslist after work. It’s a habit following the rush of her way to unwind after her job running a restaurant. She shops on Craigslist to relax. “The restaurant is fast-paced and you go home at night

  • Be it ever so humble

    Be it ever so humble

    This traveling salesman goes into a café. He orders runny eggs, burnt toast and weak coffee. The waitress asks why he requests such things. “I’ve been on the road for a few weeks,” he says, “and I am missing my wife’s cooking.” While the joke is not that good, the message is one of our

  • Adult educator shares holiday cookie baking expertise

    Adult educator shares holiday cookie baking expertise

    BUCKSPORT — Christmas cookies are an annual affair in the Pelletier household. RSU 25 Adult Education Director Kathy Pelletier has been baking for years with her grown daughter, Jennifer Norwood, who teaches Spanish at Hampden Academy. This year, the pair decided to share their sugary skills with the community by offering two Christmas cookie workshops.

  • The end of the line for unlovable wine

    The end of the line for unlovable wine

    Up until now, a glass of bad wine had either of two ultimate destinies: down the hatch or down the sink. Today there is a third: down your gas tank. Forty miles east of Los Angeles, in scenic Rancho Cucamonga, Parallel Products is where bad wine goes to die. Parallel converts foul, grisly, unlovable malbecs

  • Emily Dickinson’s black cake for those who hate fruitcake

    Emily Dickinson’s black cake for those who hate fruitcake

    Her neighbors knew her as the daughter and sister of prominent men, as a knowledgeable gardener, and as the eccentric recluse who once lowered a basket of gingerbread out her window to reach a group of eager children. Emily Dickinson, a poet of astonishing originality, was also an accomplished baker. She stirred images from home

  • Nibbles: America’s Test Kitchen, winter market and gifts for foodies

    Nibbles: America’s Test Kitchen, winter market and gifts for foodies

    America’s Test Kitchen Afton Cyrus, sister of the Blue Hill Public Library’s assistant director Hannah Cyrus, works as a test cook at America’s Test Kitchen in Boston. She will talk about developing and testing recipes for the multimedia company’s new cookbooks such as “Nutritious Delicious: Turbocharge Your Favorite Recipes with 50 Everyday Superfoods” at 7

  • Feast on sea scallops in Mornay sauce

    Feast on sea scallops in Mornay sauce

    There are dozens of delicious scallop casserole recipes, but baked scallops in Mornay sauce is a family favorite. Perfect for entertaining, this dish can be assembled as early as a day in advance, and then cooked right before serving. For an elegant supper, I like to bake and serve the casserole in individual dishes, even