Eats

Eats: Hold on to summer with these fruit soups

These three examples of fruit soup offer a welcome, and decidedly different, addition to dinner. (Karen Schneider photo)Cold soups are the perfect beginning or...

Mexico's delicacy is my childhood monster

I'm about to confront my darkest demon, and it looks just like a plate of delicious corn risotto. On the surface, there wouldn't seem to...

Serving up a dynamite sandwich in Madison, Maine

Madison's Dynamite sandwich is considered the bomb in these parts, but was it really born in Rhode Island?  Don’t even try. Steve DeSanctis isn’t about...

Eats: Moxie reduction is secret to taste bud bliss

On the evening of Friday the 13th, I had the auspicious honor of once again serving as a judge in the annual Moxie Recipe...

A new chef takes Nezinscot Farm’s well-known variety of local, fresh...

If you’ve never ventured east off Route 4 at the intersection of Route 117 in Turner, you are missing some great food, a bit...

Eats: Foil packets make cooking easier

Whether you want more relaxing and less cooking during your summer stay-cation, you’re camping at one of Maine’s gorgeous state parks or you want...

What a s’more-gas-bord!

Cookies, peanut butter and fruit are just a few ways to shake up this sticky summer classic. Since it’s the beginning of barbecue-picnic-camping season, let’s...

Eats: Sweet and savory scones for Mom

Last year I spent Mother’s Day in Ireland where my daughter Rachel treated me to high tea at Gregans Castle in County Clare. Whenever...

Auburn bacon and fondue restaurants spice things up with burlesque and...

Bacon and fondue were already a unique combination for two co-owned businesses in the same downtown Auburn building. But when the owners of Lava and...

Heart healthy (and palate pleasing) for Valentine's Day

This African stew is loaded with good-for-your-heart veggies and just enough spice to jump-start your metabolism. (Karen Schneider photo)Although I don’t follow a vegan...

Eats: Celebrate 2018 with champagne recipes

Not only is it New Year’s Eve but it’s also National Champagne Day! Who knew? Let’s really get into the spirit with menu ideas...

Eats: The truth about those roasted chestnuts

This colorful wild rice pilaf with chestnuts is the perfect accompaniment to pork, wild game, turkey or duck.Roast away. But these tips for making...

The Franco Center's Holiday Pie Event

The center's Chef John will be offering 47 different pies for the holiday. Things are sometimes said to be “as American as apple pie.” But...

Eats: Make it personal this Christmas

Easy-to-make carrot ginger soup and bacon onion jam right from your kitchen are perfect personal gifts for the holidays. One of my greatest pleasures is...

Kristi's Cafe in Auburn

New cafe offers 'completely-from-scratch' breakfast and lunch Real estate, social work, therapeutic recreation and installing grass turf around the Northeast are all jobs Kristi Huard...

Eats: Taking sides — squash or sweet potato? Or both!

We sat across the table from one another, snickering with our mouths full. My partner in crime was a 90-year-old woman who had hired...

Eats: Tea and cheerio at Bridgton's Clipper Merchant Tea House

The Tower of London, the basis of the high tea at the Clipper Merchant Tea House in Bridgton, features tea sandwiches, scones and petit...

Eats: Holiday planning? Secure the liqueur!

It’s not too early to start planning your holiday gift giving, and an assortment of homemade liqueurs is just the ticket for all the...

Eats: Add love and lusciousness to those lunchboxes

It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago when I was a working mom with four kids to feed. Believe me when I...

For a delicious summer snack, eat a daylily

Do NOT eat lillies,only daylillies When bright orange daylily blossoms start to open along country roads in summer, it's a beautiful and welcome sight. It...

Stop and taste the roses

Roses belong to the rosaceae family, which gives us apples, plums, cherries, strawberries and more. In this part of the world, we rarely think...

Eats — Open: A new 'Frank's,' with its own moxie

Thirty years ago, an errant spark lit up Lisbon’s Worumbo Mill. The sprawling red brick structure and its decorative spires had graced the town’s...

Eats: Grand Graze-ing at Pineland Farms

The partnership between Pineland Farms and The Black Tie Company began in June 2013 when the two hosted their first Graze dinner. Called “Strawberry...

Eats: Give your next picnic an international flair

Did you know that June 18 is not just Father’s Day, but also International Picnic Day? Although answers to when, why or how this special...

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Mystery Photo for September 16

If you can identify where this photo was taken, contact us at [email protected] or call 207-689-2896 and leave a voice mail with your answer, your name, town and phone number. Correct entries will be eligible for a drawing for a $20 Hannaford Supermarkets gift...