Kickstarting Our Food Truck, Part 6: Straight TCB’in It

'Wich, Please

It’s been another exciting month, with lots of dramatic, high-tension twists and turns, and at least three high-speed pursuits, and by “high-speed pursuits” I mean “long city council meetings.” As we get closer and closer to realizing our food truck dreams here in Rockland, Maine, I wanted to update you on a few exciting developments…. 

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Grilled Cheese with Havarti, Bacon, Caramelized Pears, and Honey (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

Grilled Cheese with Havarti, Bacon, Caramelized Pears, and Honey

As our longtime From Away readers know, I am no stranger to the comforting pleasures of a grilled cheese sandwich. They’re quick, easy, inexpensive, and delicious. What’s more, a quick grilled cheese sandwich is a dish that my daughter will be sure to eat, even though I know I should be broadening her culinary horizons… 

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Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya with Pork and Alligator Sausage


I’d better be straight with you, right off the bat. I have no idea if this recipe qualifies as “authentic” jambalaya. Heck, I’m not even sure if I know what authentic jambalaya is. I’ve never wrestled an alligator while an old man in hip waders and a white handlebar mustache looks on in knowing silence…. 

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8 Alcohol-Absorbing Recipes to Help You Survive St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day

A little bit of planning (and some carefully planned cooking projects), and you might even survive until Wednesday. Don’t worry; you can thank me later. 1. Corned Beef Hash “Have a great corned beef hash just once in your life, and you’ll find yourself forever chasing the experience, a journey that ultimately ends when you… 

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America! Presents: Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin Chicken Melt

Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin Chicken Melt

There aren’t a ton of ways to use “lunchtime” as a way to express your feelings of postmodern malaise and nagging ennui. You could eat a mayonnaise sandwich alone, under the fluorescent lights of the employee break room, while mentally reciting Sylvia Plath poetry. You could microwave some leftover Bengali fish curry, which has the added benefit… 

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