MAINE COURSE
Darkness pushed at the living room windows as I sank into the couch near the boxy arm. It wasn’t a soft or fluffy couch like my friends’ couches, but it was familiar and comforting all the same. The firm pillows were covered in a scratchy, grey-blue burlap… Read More
    MAINE COURSE
    “Some people might call ’em spoiled, but I think that these almost ruined ones sometimes make the sweetest jam,” Pearl Smooter says to her daughter, Melanie Carmichael, in the 2002 romantic comedy film “Sweet Home Alabama.” She’s making peach jam, and providing motherly advice to her… Read More
    TASTE BUDS
    These crisp little numbers strike a middle ground between cookie and cracker, another take-with-tea-or-coffee-treat like shortbread or a scone. They are ridiculously easy to make and the ingredients are common pantry items. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250],[300,600]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More

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PARLEZ-VOUS AMERICAN?
In 1903, Father Alexandre-Lousi Mothon, the curé of the Dominican monastery in Lewiston, wrote to the community of Dominican Sisters of Nancy, in France, asking them to send a some of their members to Maine to teach the Franco-American children of Lewiston. Dominican Block, Lewiston,… Read More
    TASTE BUDS
    Fast, simple, delicious and wholesome, mostly. Ruth Thurston in Machias supplied this recipe that she found on a yellowed newspaper clipping, quite possibly, she thinks, clipped from this very paper years ago. It’s worth a repeat for sure, and a little tweaking, of course,… Read More
BELFAST — The students of  Waldo County Technical Center’s Culinary Arts Program are set to bring their cooking skills to the public when they open the WCTC Cafe starting Friday, Oct. 19. The cafe will be open most Fridays for lunch from… Read More