Skidompha Library to host James Beard award-winning chef
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 8:00am
Gabrielle Hamilton, James Beard Award-winning chef, author, and owner of the restaurant, Prune in...
Sixth annual Celebrity Chef Challenge scheduled for Sept. 8
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 7:00am
On Saturday, Sept. 8, chefs from central and Midcoast Maine will compete in the 6th annual...
Crab Cake Cook-Off to benefit Windjammer Days
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:00am
Coastal Maine’s top seafood chefs will battle it out for the title of Best Crab Cake at a new event...
The last supper
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 7:15am
Okay, this is it. My last column in the Boothbay Register. Kind of a good thing, kind of a sad...
Tempura-like onion rings
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:00pm
Do you order onion rings in restaurants? I don’t, unless I’ve seen some there, and I know they’re...
Local chef Nathaniel Adam to compete for Oyster Chef of the Year on June 14
Mon, 05/28/2018 - 7:30am
Chef Nathaniel Adam is entering another cooking competition – this time pitting his culinary skills...
Lobster, boiled, at the cottage
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:00am
Okay so I’ve written about lobster before, but it’s spring in Maine, and that means lobster season...
Exciting changes at Rising Tide June 1
Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:45am
Rising Tide Co-op is excited to share that we will be opening our doors earlier beginning Friday,...
Wed, 05/16/2018 - 7:00am
I’ve written about tacos in general, but I’m going to get specific here: Haddock tacos. Most...
New bakery opens in Wiscasset
Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:15am
Creamed Baking Co. in Wiscasset opened Saturday and owner Meghan Olcott said she sold out on her...
Crispy sesame chicken with a sticky Asian sauce
Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:00am
So last week I wrote about Thai-inspired chicken soup. The next day I saw that Facebook friend...
Cherie Scott to teach classes at Stonewall Kitchen
Mon, 05/07/2018 - 8:15am
Cherie Scott is well known throughout the Boothbay area. She works full-time as the director of...
Thai-inspired chicken soup for whatever ails you
Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:45am
I have a cold.
Considering the winter and spring that I’ve just endured, this is nothing. Some day...
Decadent, dark chocolate olive oil cake
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:00am
Sometime last year I made an olive oil cake. I shared the recipe in a column. It was good, but what...
Deep-fried cauliflower and pan-fried lemon-y scallops
Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:30am
Mark Twain once wrote, "Training is everything. A peach was once a bitter almond; a cauliflower is...
Wed, 04/11/2018 - 7:00am
No matter how you look at it, noodles are good. They’re comforting. They’re soft and chewy. They’re...
Rotary’s annual onion sale
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 7:15am
The Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club’s annual Vidalia onion sale has begun. The cost for a 25-pound bag...
It’s time for soup!
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 7:00am
On Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m., the Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club and Watershed Center for the...
Baking bread, the slow, easy way, on a snowy day
Wed, 03/14/2018 - 8:30am
On the day of that gorgeous, serene snowfall last week (easy for me to say – I didn’t lose power)...
Just when you think there’s nothing for lunch
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:30am
You know how all of a sudden it’s, like, 1 p.m., and you’re starving? You start searching the...
Nothing lovey-dovey, but something creamy and chocolate-y, for Valentine’s Day
Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:15am
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw
That was the first quote I...
Roasted Ah-So chicken and torture pie
Wed, 02/07/2018 - 8:00am
Roast a chicken. It costs somewhere around 6 or 7 bucks for a smallish one, and if you live alone,...
Cooking class: ‘Say Cheese, Please!’
Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:30pm
Those with a sweet tooth can have their cake and cheese it, too, in the upcoming one-night Central...
Mammy’s Bakery teams up with Beelicious
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 9:30am
Mammy’s Bakery owner Jessica Deshiro and Monica Janczewski-Carrington of the shop, Beelicious, in...
Bakin’ bacon, and other sweet and savory stuff
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 8:00am
Until a couple weeks ago I’d never baked bacon.
I had heard, from my sister, Wendy, and others,...
Nana Bucci’s Spinach Pie Factory
Wed, 01/17/2018 - 7:00am
There are some serious spinach pies being made in a little hole-in-the-wall down a back alley in...
Southport library hosts annual Souper Bowl lunch Jan. 15
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:15am
It’s time once again for the annual Souper Bowl at the Southport Town Hall, Monday, Jan. 15, from...
Roasted red currant jelly glazed pork loin
Wed, 01/10/2018 - 6:45am
Lucky for me, this absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious dish happened organically, right in my...
Wed, 01/03/2018 - 7:45am
Pork pie. I grew up in Sanford, which was teeming with French Canadians. Most of my besties were...
Chocolate pecan pie, and other awesome, fattening stuff
Wed, 12/27/2017 - 10:15am
So, it’s the day after Christmas.
I woke up this morning and resolved to stop eating crap for the...
Popcorn, cocoa, pizza, manhattans, Christmas, and a snowstorm
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 8:45am
Thanks to Facebook I was recently reminded of a story I wrote four years ago – probably my first –...
Spectacular gingerbread creations at Opera House
Mon, 12/18/2017 - 9:00am
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor was buzzing with wide-eyed kids and grownups all weekend. Cathy...
Creamy mac ‘n cheese
Wed, 12/13/2017 - 8:00am
Okay so here’s something we probably all had growing up, before we started growing out: Mac 'n...
Steamers, with white, red or pink wine, cheap or pricey
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:15pm
Steamers with melted butter, a great salad, some good crusty French rolls, and wine. Hello.
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:15am
Fish chowder is one of those things we eat year-round. It’s not a summer thing. It’s not a winter...
Thanksgiving, in all its spatchcocked glory
Wed, 11/22/2017 - 7:45am
Thanksgiving. Turkey with stuffing and gravy, mashed potatoes, squash and cranberry sauce. Those...
Culinary specialties at The Lincoln Home
Wed, 11/22/2017 - 7:30am
One may not associate the art of fine dining with senior living communities, but the chefs at The...
Cranberry brie bites, wine, art, and other delightful, and stupid, stuff
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 7:45am
This week it’s not about a recipe of my mother’s, grandmother’s, or great-grandmother’s. Or mine....
FARMS presents: Kids in the Kitchen in December
Thu, 11/09/2017 - 7:30am
It’s holiday cooking time! Fall and winter are a great time to get everyone involved in the kitchen...
Making macarons (if it kills me!)
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 7:30am
Okay, I’m done fooling around. Last week after blabbing on and on about Jud Strunk performing his...
‘Building Great Gingerbread Houses’ class
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:00pm
Building a house can be fun, especially when no permits, no inspections, no architects and few...
Spags ‘n balls, and a Daisy a Day
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:00pm
Back in the day, when I lived at Sugarloaf in the winter and Boothbay Harbor in the summer, part of...
Adding a taste of colonial cooking to your holiday
Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:30am
Guest instructor, Louise Miller, education director at Lincoln County Historical Association, will...
Wed, 10/25/2017 - 7:45am
I think swordfish is my favorite fish. I love haddock. I love tuna. I love halibut. I love salmon....
Two Boothbay Harbor chefs sweep Lobster Chef of the Year awards
Sat, 10/21/2017 - 12:30pm
Two Boothbay Harbor chefs were the big winners at the 2017 Lobster Chef of the Year competition in...
Leftover surf & turf, etc.
Wed, 10/18/2017 - 7:15am
Leftovers vs. gourmet dinner, in or out. Cheap vs. expensive. Delicious vs., like, totally awesome...
Mexican cooking class in Nobleboro
Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:15am
Spice things up by joining Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Instructor Chris Toy for Mexican Night—Make...
Chicken soup for the ... whatever
Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:00am
Chicken soup: When was the last time you made a big pot full? It's one of those simple things to...
Dick Reid on life at The Thistle, marriage and lobster chef of the year competition
Thu, 10/05/2017 - 8:15am
Dick Reid and his (very) soon-to-be wife, Anya Heyl, own The Thistle Inn business in Boothbay...
Diabetes-friendly cooking class
Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:45am
Learn how to cook tasty, nutritious meals that are diabetes-friendly at LincolnHealth’s free...