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Lovely Lobster Pasta with Mascarpone and Peas. Yes Please!

Several summers ago I was on a mission to find quick and easy lobster recipes to add to my repertoire. I sometimes find it hard to stray beyond the basics because steamed lobster, lobster rolls and lobster Newburg taste so mind-blowingly good. But a month long vacation in Cutler, with …
A couple of plump mackerel, after being pickled, are placed on the grill. The tinfoil holds damp wood chips that will provide the smoke.

Pickled, smoked mackerel is a fishy feast

After spending a day on the high seas with Capt. Pete Douvarjo of Eggemoggin Guide Service, I returned to Bangor with a few fish and some advice from the good captain. Pickle the mackerel overnight, he said. Use vinegar and whatever pickling spices you like, then smoke them up the …

Spaghetti Fra Diavolo

The translation of “Fra Diavolo” is “brother devil”, and it refers to the heat in the sauce from the red pepper flakes. Despite it’s fancy name, this is actually quite a simple recipe. I have an affinity for a very simple yet flavorful sauce. Although the sauce is spicy, it …

Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Butter

Tender buttermilk biscuits are heavenly spread with sweet homemade honey …
Co-owner Kathleen Pratt (left) coaxes a smile from son Claude for a Tandem Coffee team photo at their new Congress Street location in Portland on Monday. With Pratt is (from left) co-owner Will Pratt, managing partner Vien Dobui and baking manager Briana Holt.

‘Hi-Fi, not WiFi:’ In this old filling station, coffee and pie comes with a 1950s vibe

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Zucchini Patties, Now and Next Winter, Too.

Of course, I have zucchini in the garden. What gardener …
A U.S. flag flutters in the wind in front of a sign for a McDonald's restaurant in Los Angeles in this April 4, 2011 file photo. Through bursting bubbles and crashing markets, revenue and profit at America's top companies have expanded smartly over the past 18 years -- nearly tripling in the case of operating income. A Reuters analysis of revenue, operating profit and head count growth at the 100 largest non-bank companies between 1995 and 2013 documents a steady divergence between their ability to generate earnings and the need to hire employees.

Millennials aren’t ‘lovin’ it’: McDonald’s losing connection with young Americans

McDonald’s Corp. appears to be losing its connection with a …

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