Rails, Tails and Ales: A Photostory

Rails, Tails and Ales: A Photo Story

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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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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Aug-26

A Fresh Start

Ever since our last website overhaul, there’s been something that’s bothered me about the site, that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Then, one morning, I woke up with a simple thought rattling around my sleep-addled brain: “The website can’t be the product.” What did I mean? Why would I wake up thinking this?… 

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Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Rhubarb

Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

There isn’t any rhubarb in California. At least, none that I could find in Los Angeles in June. In Maine, this time of year, you literally can’t give rhubarb away. You can, but it will come back to you threefold. Sometimes you find it under your pillow; when someone shakes your hand you walk away… 

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Caponata

Caponata (Sicilian Eggplant Relish)

Why do we read and write memoir and fill in the branches of our family tree? By studying geneology we expect to gain insight into our brains, our behavior and choices and personality. Is there a history of madness we can seek to avoid, or a tendency for greatness to strive after? Most of us… 

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Minted Cucumber Melon Soup with Mascarpone

Minted Cucumber Melon Soup with Mascarpone

I love that I live in a place where there are four distinct seasons. I get to experience the euphoria of wearing a wool sweater while apple picking only to go home and drink a warm cup of cider. I know the true meaning of the word cozy because I have sat in a picture… 

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Lobster Rolls of New England

Reading: “Lobster Rolls of New England”

We couldn’t have been prouder of author Sally Lerman, when we heard the announcement about the publication of her new book, “Lobster Rolls of New England: Seeking Sweet Summer Delight.” And no, it’s not just because she’s a contributor to From Away, having authored of some of the most comprehensive posts on lobster rolls in… 

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Portland Food Trucks: Mainely Burgers

Portland Food Truck Reports: Mainely Burgers

The buzz around Portland’s growing food truck and cart fleet continues to get louder and louder. Everyone in the Greater Portland area is taking notice of the fleet’s many offerings. This week, I took a trip to Falmouth to catch up with the Mainely Burgers crew as they cranked out burgers at a Falmouth High… 

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Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches with Sriracha Honey Butter

Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches with Sriracha Honey Butter

There are some things about the South that, as a Northerner, I’m never going to understand. Like all of the different ways you can order hash browns at a Waffle House. Or what it is that makes college football so fascinating. Or why so many of the women seem so beautiful but also kind of… 

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