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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 a national youth recipe competition, she turned to the format of her favorite Food Network show, “Chopped.” She asked her mother to prepare a basket of mystery ingredients, much like the show. Then 30-minute countdown began. Inside the basket, she …
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 cooking as a nutrition student at the University of Maine around the turn of the millennium. She hopes her passion and penchant for baking has finally evolved into a livelihood. The Hermon resident cut the ribbon on her new business, …

Coaster Critique: Oak Pond White Fox Ale

Name: White Fox Ale Brewed By: Oak Pond Brewery Style: IPA ABV: ? (Not listed on label)   White Fox Ale pours a bright copper color with golden highlights, vigorous pour produced a short white had that fell to a thin layer that lasted the remainder of the glass. Aroma …
Fried Halloumi Cheese with Beet Greens Bruschetta

Fried cheese and a farmers’ market topping

My kids and I were waiting in line for cookies …

Lobster Salad Is a Maine Classic

One good thing about lobster salad is that it is …
Alex West (right) of Hartland watches as Stu Silverstein (left) leads a workshop on earth oven building during the kneading conference held at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds last year.

New restaurant in Brewer, new butcher shop in Portland

A bread winner in Skowhegan What event combines a bread …

Lobster is on a Roll in London

If you have read my “About” page, you will know …

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