14 Ways to Use Fresh, Seasonal Raspberries

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It’s full-blown raspberry season! We like them by the handful straight from the basket, still warm from the sun…but it turns out that you can actually cook with them, too! Fresh raspberries are peaking right now, and they are better now than they’ll be all year. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for… 

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Triple Berry Summer Sangria

Triple Berry Summer Sangria

Growing up, we didn’t have a garden. We tried once when I was about nine or ten, but it was a sad attempt. If I remember correctly, we got one anorexic watermelon and three or four wrinkly cucumbers out of the whole deal. We didn’t water it. We didn’t weed it. Until I met Josh,… 

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Thai Peanut Wings with Raspberry Habanero Sauce (PB&J Wings)

Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken Wings with Raspberry Habanero Sauce (PB&J Wings)

Do you ever find yourself with a potential cooking project nagging at the back of your mind? A phrase, maybe, or a half-formed idea that is missing some crucial details? You may not even actively be working on it; sometimes, it’s just a few words rattling around in the back of your mind as you… 

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Portland Food Truck Report: Locally Sauced

Portland Food Truck Report: Locally Sauced

I have been to “Locally Sauced” a handful of times. Each time, I try a new combination: pulled pork with blueberry BBQ sauce and extra salsa, grilled chicken with citrus-serrano sauce, loaded. The possibilities are endless. With three meat options, a vegetarian option, three sauces and a slew of other options including Charlie’s homemade salsa,… 

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Lobster Rolls of New England

July Giveaway: “Lobster Rolls of New England”

Summer is here, which to us, could more accurately be called “lobster roll season.” To celebrate, we’re very pleased to be giving away a FREE copy of From Away contributor Sally Lerman’s new book, “Lobster Rolls of New England.” In it, Sally takes you on a guided tour of the best lobster rolls in New… 

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Spicy Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Pita Sandwiches with Copycat Zankou Chicken Garlic Sauce

Spicy Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Pita Sandwiches with Copycat Zankou Chicken Garlic Sauce

It didn’t take long for Patrick, the grey beponytailed owner of Rockland’s long-shuttered “Second Read Books & Coffee,” to notice that I didn’t seem to be quite as stoned as my 16-year-old contemporaries. And for a kid my age, that seemed to be the major qualifier needed to graduate from “Dishwasher” to “Prep Cook” in… 

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Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

Successful cooking on the Fourth of July needs only meet a few requirements. It needs to not heat up the kitchen too much, it needs to satisfy a crowd, and it needs to allow ample time for socializing (read: drinking a dozen beers) with your guests. Here, our picks for celebrating this Independence Day in… 

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Lobster Roll Rumble 2014

One Night at the Tasting Table Lobster Roll Rumble 2014

I feel like the Tasting Table Lobster Roll Rumble is the mini equivalent of my life’s mission of eating every lobster roll on earth. Sure, there are the obvious parallels; the infinite variety of nautical lobster apparel and the booze-soaked nature of the whole thing. The biggest similarity for me is the hopelessly high expectations… 

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Great Falls Brewfest

Great Falls Brewfest: A Photostory

On the first official day of summer, I took to the pike and headed north. Destination: Lewiston. Okay, I am fully aware that Lewiston isn’t exactly a “destination spot,” but I was told that should I brave the journey past the Denny’s, through an unmarked construction zone, and into a long-abandoned, graffiti-covered factory parking lot,… 

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