MAINE COURSE
When Wonder Bread was “just a little slice of America,” and pasta was just … pasta, whole grains were something left to the crunchiest of folks with a penchant for patchouli. But these days, we care more about the nutrition and science of how whole… Read More
    MAINE COURSE
    The white peaks of the first few tents rose in the parking lot at Abbott Square when I drove by Sunday morning. New signs installed declare the space “Home of the Bangor Farmers’ Market” along with the hours, days and other pertinent information. A new… Read More
TASTE BUDS
With another week of Christmas and New Year gatherings still to enjoy, here is a handy, flexible recipe for an appetizer I collected from my friend Kathy Kerr who picked it up from her sister. Called cheese balls, they aren’t the spread-on-a-cracker kind,… Read More
    TASTE BUDS
    Mincemeat has been around for centuries, a way to preserve meat during butchering season, taking all the small tough bits, cooking them well, then chopping them finely and mixing them with apples, raisins, suet, cider or brandy, spices, sometimes candied fruit peels, and… Read More

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PARLEZ-VOUS AMERICAN?
You can’t always believe everything you read. That adage is equally applicable in our modern internet age and when reading 19th century newspapers. So the following story, which appeared in the Ellsworth American, January 18, 1899, is offered with the caution that it hasn’t been corroborated with any… Read More
    PARLEZ-VOUS AMERICAN?
    The band played patriotic tunes as a cannon roared a salute. Local dignitaries including the mayor and a former governor had turned out to meet the train, at the head of a large crowd. The scene had many of the trappings of a state visit. The guest was… Read More
    WINTERPORT — Ellingwood United Methodist Church will hold an old fashioned ham and bean supper with all the fixings 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at 796 Lebanon Road. The thrift store will be open 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Menu includes turkey, baked ham,… Read More