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Sushi and a Skate

If paradise is to be found here on earth, it would include sushi and a place to skate. With a free afternoon in Portland following a morning meeting, it was just a short walk over to Miyake for their lunchtime bento box. Each compartment … Continue reading

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New Traditions: Christmas Eve at The Franklin Oyster House

The many changes of the past year calls for new traditions, and one of them is having oysters on Christmas Eve at The Franklin Oyster House. There’s always a large selection to choose from and, to make it easy on … Continue reading

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Summer Sojourn at Bailey Island

A perfect summer day on Bailey Island — beginning with wild Maine blueberries for breakfast, a visit to the Brunswick Farmers Market to stock up, an easy-going bike ride to the furthest end of the island where we nibbled on wild radish blossoms … Continue reading

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Finding Local: Black Birch’s Kitchen Garden

While walking to The Black Birch for dinner, it’s easy to miss their kitchen garden tucked away and to the side. As it turns out, this small strip of land is chock full of the season’s first offerings, such as French and … Continue reading

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Maine Fare: Taste of the Sea at Vinland

A recent dinner at Vinland in Portland, a restaurant known for its commitment to sourcing locally, featured Maine seaweed from Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company in each of the tasting menu’s five delectable courses. The evening was part of a series of special events hosted by Maine Fare in celebration … Continue reading

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Kale Salad with Harissa Vinaigrette

Inspiration for this boldly spiced Kale Salad with Harissa Vinaigrette comes from Joinery in Newmarket, New Hampshire, which recently opened with Chef Brendan Vesey heading the kitchen, and Black Trumpet’s Evan and Denise Mallett at the helm. We were there for Slow Food Seacoast’s launch of Slow Sips — a new series of events with … Continue reading

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