Food

  • Appledore House’s half-moon pies easy to make

    Appledore House’s half-moon pies easy to make

    Celia Thaxter grew up on tiny White Island in the Isles of Shoals, where her father, Thomas Laighton, was the lighthouse keeper in the 19th century. On those isolated, rock-bound isles, off the Maine and New Hampshire coasts, young Celia learned to observe natural phenomena closely and to make up stories to amuse herself and

  • British-born chef carries on family’s culinary tradition

    British-born chef carries on family’s culinary tradition

    ELLSWORTH — Baking is in her blood. The “her” is JoAnne Wood of Ellsworth, a California Culinary Academy graduate, who recently moved to the Downeast region from southern Maine. Wood has begun teaching culinary classes for the Ellsworth Adult Education program this fall. Previously, she spent over 10 years teaching culinary skills to southern Mainers

  • Nibbles: Wine, pig and beer

    Nibbles: Wine, pig and beer

    Bravo, BSO! Conductor Lucas Richman and violinist Chloe Trevor will perform, fine wines sampled and an elegant dinner served up on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Bangor Arts Exchange to toast the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 1918. Bangor Wine and Cheese Co. will kick off the celebration at 6 p.m.

  • Win brownie points in your household!

    Win brownie points in your household!

    My friend Oscar Turner makes the very best brownies; thick, dense and chewy with a triple chocolate punch and packed with savory, chopped nuts. The perfect afternoon snack, and a great addition to the lunchbox, Oscar’s Brownies have no equal. When I inquired about the formula, his wife, Diana, was gracious enough to share the

  • Shalom Orchard Organic Farm produces fruity, mellow wines

    Shalom Orchard Organic Farm produces fruity, mellow wines

    FRANKLIN — Jim Baranski wants you to forget what you know about fruit wines. “Most people think of fruit wines as being sweet dessert wines,” he said, pouring a glug of flaxen liquid for a visitor on a recent rainy afternoon. “We like to make drier dinner wines,” he continued. “Ideally I’d like the wine

  • Nibbles: Spicy vegetarian, cranberries and turkey

    Nibbles: Spicy vegetarian, cranberries and turkey

    Spice up vegetarian Mahan Deva Singh Khalsa, who helped spearhead Bar Harbor’s Open Table Community Dinners, will show how to use various spices to prepare nourishing vegetarian dishes, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth. Admission is free. Singh Khalsa, who learned

  • Nibbles: Fall’s bounty

    Nibbles: Fall’s bounty

    Celebrate the bounty An apple pie-eating contest, cider-pressing and corn chowder, Irish stew with lamb and biscuits are among the culinary highlights of the Curran Homestead’s Family Friendly Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on the Fields Pond Road in Orrington. Festival-goers also can jar pickles, sauerkraut or Korean kimchi.

  • Acadia’s Oktoberfest launches home brewers contest

    Acadia’s Oktoberfest launches home brewers contest

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — At least 11 home brewers will put their craft ale, lager, stout to the test before a panel of judges as part of the 23rd Acadia’s Oktoberfest Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6, at Smuggler’s Den Campground. The Down East Family YMCA’s youth development director, Roman Perez, who tends bar at Airline Brewery, will serve

  • Nibbles: Mediums, mushrooms and Main Street marketing

    Nibbles: Mediums, mushrooms and Main Street marketing

    Divining over dinner Enjoy a psychic reading over spaghetti and meatballs and other fare from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Brooksville Community Center. Brewer-based mediums Angie Butler Welch and Kelly Dawn Purington will give readings as part of the event. The menu also will include a green salad and dessert. The