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Fresh pea and basil risotto

This creamy, comforting dish combines freshly shelled peas and bright summery basil in a Fresh Pea and Basil Risotto recipe. My first week living in Maine, a colleague invited me over for a barbecue. The day turned out to be gloomy and drizzly, so we congregated in her kitchen — …
Maine Lobster Festival head lobster cooker Peter Smith unloads a basketful of steamed lobsters in 2012.

Maine Lobster Festival and cruising with Shipyard Brewing

Rock lobster Lobster rolls, lobster shooters, lobster everything. It must be the 67th Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland. The midcoast harbor turns red this week as the city celebrates its local heritage and Maine’s top draw. On Thursday the producers behind Gene Simmons “Family Jewels” and “Hatfields & McCoys” will …

Gather blueberries while you may

Nothing lingers in summer. Things bloom, fruit and fade so quickly I feel as though I am living in a time-lapse video. I gather chanterelles, and over my shoulder see Amelanchier berries, plump, deep purple, ripe and ready. Oh, and the sumac is at its prime. In the garden the …
A sizable crowd shops at the Bangor Farmers' Market in this June 2012 file photo.

More farmers markets accepting SNAP this season

On Sundays, the farmers market in Bangor bustles with customers. …

Children’s packed lunches often fall short of dietary guidelines

NEW YORK — Packed lunches that children bring from home …
Sienna Mazone (right) met Michelle Obama during the Kids' &quotState Dinner" for the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge on July 18 at the White House.

Dresden girl draws inspiration from ‘Chopped’ to win national recipe competition for Maine

BANGOR, Maine — When 12-year-old Sienna Mazone needed inspiration for …
Sweet treats are lined up for the grand opening of The Whole Grain Bakeshop in Brewer. The bakery is in the basement of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Brewer and specializes in gluten-free and vegan sweets.

Shop selling gluten-free, vegan treats opens in Brewer church basement

BREWER, Maine — Kelly Thompson got a taste for healthful …

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