MAINE COURSE
Maybe it was the periwinkles villages my cousins and I would build on the sandbars every summer in Connecticut that made my childhood so special. We’d dig away the warm, brown top layer of sand, revealing the blue-grey, cool layers beneath. And we’d dig it away,… Read More
    MAINE COURSE
    Thin chicken breasts are seasoned and sauteed and then smothered with a quick winter version of pico de gallo salsa for a piquant, bright dinner. Predictably on Sunday, there was much consternation on the interwebs about the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. As clocks… 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?
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
    MACHIAS — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free nutrition education program to adults with children living at home 5-7 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the UMaine Extension office, 28 Center St. Classes meet each Wednesday through Oct. 23. Topics include nutritional information, how to… Read More