Food

  • Pop-up sells blueberry toppings with a kick

    Pop-up sells blueberry toppings with a kick

    HANCOCK — Cinnamon, clove and cardamom. Curry. Lime zest. Do those sound like blueberry jams to you? “I’ve always wanted to try something a little different,” says Kate Waters, who launched the award-winning line of Bleuberet wild blueberry toppings in 2013. Last month, she opened up a pop-up retail store on the Hancock Point Road.

  • Maine beer headed to UK festival

    Maine beer headed to UK festival

    ELLSWORTH — Brewers from Airline Brewing Co. and Fogtown Brewing spent Thursday morning loading kegs of beer that will be headed to Leeds, England, for the 7th annual Leeds International Beer Festival in September. Airline and Fogtown were two of nearly 70 Maine breweries to help fill the “Maine Beer Box,” which is a corrugated

  • Celebrate summer fruit in simple tart

    Celebrate summer fruit in simple tart

    Charming summer rentals do not always have well-equipped kitchens, so it is good to know a few equipment improvisations. For example, a roasting or broiling pan flipped upside down can serve as a cookie sheet. Large cooking pots can be mixing bowls. A chilled bottle of white wine works as a rolling pin. Clothespins are

  • Arborvine celebrates local produce, seafood

    Arborvine celebrates local produce, seafood

    If you’re a regular at Arborvine, located on Main Street in Blue Hill, the Hikade family will have your favorite table prepared. They will remember if you like ice in your water, whether you prefer cocktails before the meal or if anyone in your party possesses the quirkiest of dietary restrictions. It is the kind

  • The Flowered Apron offers place to sit for a spell

    The Flowered Apron offers place to sit for a spell

    BAR HARBOR — Have you ever wanted to sit on the porch of a clapboard Mount Desert Island home, sip coffee and nibble a lemon bar or some other home-baked goodie? Now you can. Pull up a chair at The Flowered Apron, tucked down a quiet side street in Bar Harbor, where Karen Ressel serves

  • Bunker’s Wharf offers up-close dining experience

    Bunker’s Wharf offers up-close dining experience

    GOULDSBORO— Maine is a wonderful place for seafood but especially so if the fishing boat laden with freshly harvested lobsters can be seen from your dining room table. Such is the case at Bunker’s Wharf, a fine dining restaurant, overlooking Bunker’s Harbor in Birch Harbor. Chef Kristin Giroux and lobsterman Dana Rice Jr. run the

  • Lobster gussied up in savory cakes

    Lobster gussied up in savory cakes

    I love a good fish cake, crab cake, even clam cake. There’s something so sensuous about biting through a crispy crust into a tender morsel infused with delicate flavor. Smear it with a good tartar sauce, aioli or ketchup; use plenty of napkins, that’s my kind of street food heaven. To hold together, these seafood

  • Strawberry harvest is in full swing

    Strawberry harvest is in full swing

    BLUE HILL — Strawberries from Homewood Farm have been described as the sweetest berries you’ll ever taste, says farmer Jeff Beardsworth. Beardsworth and his wife, Trudy, own the farm, which is perched atop a hill straddling a wide ridge at the end of Ackley Farm Road. Maybe it’s the fertilizer, which includes manure from the