Dark Chocolate Stout Frozen Custard

Dark Chocolate Stout Frozen Custard

I have been extremely lucky in that I have known all of my grandparents and almost all of my great grandparents. In fact, my last-remaining great-grandmother passed away just a year and a half ago, when I was 28. In the generations preceding mine, families were younger. Couples married straight out of high school and… 

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Thai Chicken Larb

Thai Chicken Larb

We don’t do a lot of Thai cooking at home, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear to me. In our house, we tend to think of Thai cooking as an option more when the weather is cold; the fiery curries and thick, creamy coconut sauces that make up the bulk of our typical Thai takeout… 

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Rails, Tails and Ales: A Photo Story

Rails, Tails and Ales: A Photostory

There are some events that you just shouldn’t miss. When you hear that there will be a gathering of classic cars and a craft beer show all in one location, you go. You hop in the car, hit 295 and follow the traffic through Wiscasset and over the bridge to the Boothbay turn off. Before… 

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14 Ways to Use Fresh, Seasonal Raspberries

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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Fried Mahi-Mahi Fish Sandwiches Topped with Cheesy Curly Fries

Fried Mahi-Mahi Fish Sandwiches Topped with Cheesy Curly Fries (Or: The Ultimate Filet-O-Fish)

It’s no secret to long-time readers of this website that I have a deep-seated, lifelong obsession with the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish. I understand the consequences of voicing this passion publicly, understand that every time I mention the sandwich, another self-appointed “foodie” rolls his eyes in disgust, and goes back to the dictionary to find a new… 

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P.F. Chang's

Perfect Summer Pairings at P.F. Chang’s (Plus Contest!)

The new Summer Chef’s Seasonal Menu at P. F. Chang’s is full of fresh bites, perfect for the season. Malcolm and I became fans of the popular Chinese chain years ago, while visiting the US from Mexico. The restaurant was cool, cavernous, and dark, and we were impressed by the quality and striking flavors. Unlike… 

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Lamb Keftedes

Lamb Keftedes

We’ve gone pita crazy! Seriously, ever since we unlocked the secret to Zankou Chicken’s garlic sauce (what the more Lebanese among us call “toum,”) we’ve been desperate to find new things to stuff into pita pockets to spread with the stuff. Today’s recipe for lamb keftedes takes us all the way back to ancient Greece,… 

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Minted Cucumber Melon Soup with Mascarpone

8 Cooling Chilled Summer Soups

Too hot to turn on the stove and heat up the kitchen? We rounded up eight of our favorite food blogger’s formulas for beating the heat this Summer. Enjoy! Fresh Easy Sweet Pea Soup by Crumb Blog Roasted Strawberry Soup by The View from Great Island Farmer’s Market Chilled Tomato Soup by Recipe Renovator Easy… 

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Poached Peaches

Poached Peaches with Whipped Cream

Many years ago I worked as an assistant at a small, progressive graduate school in Milford, Connecticut. Our offices were in the upstairs of the chancellor’s house, overlooking his peach orchard. From my desk I had a clear view of the rows of trees and a great stone monolith before them. On some summer afternoons I would walk through the… 

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