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The First Day of the Rest of Our Lives

I’ve been working on something for about a month now, that’s very personal, and very important to me. It could change not just my entire life, but the lives of my whole family. And it’s high time I told you about it, because I need your help to make it work. As most of our… 

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Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash

For me, a traditional New England Boiled Dinner, complete with potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and cabbage, is only a necessary stop along the path between “not eating corned beef hash” and “eating corned beef hash.” There’s nothing wrong with a boiled dinner, exactly (especially if you have lots of whole grain mustard and horseradish cream on… 

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Classics: Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage

Once you have settled on the idea that the days of drinking pale green tinted beer until you lose vision in your right eye and wake up with a bloody nose are probably behind you, the biggest remaining component of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration is the food. This year, we tackled a traditional corned… 

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Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe

Today’s Sandwich: Turkey BLT (Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe)

Today’s sandwich is the “Turkey BLT” from the Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe in Brunswick. It combines smoked turkey, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonnaise on fresh-baked potato bread. Location: 149 Maine Street, Brunswick Price: $6.95 Notes: Located in the picturesque Tontine Mall in Brunswick, next to a shop that seems to exclusively sell… 

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

After the brunchtime porkapalooza we experienced on Sunday, you’d think a weeklong moratorium on meat wouldn’t be unwelcome. Halfway through this delightful, nutrient-packed burrito, we both agreed a little pulled pork would be exquisite, tucked cozily between sweet potatoes and savory black beans. Not that I mind rocking a vegetarian burrito for dinner, on occasion…. 

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Whole Hog Sunday at Beale Street Barbecue

“Whole Hog Sunday” at Beale Street Barbecue in Bath: A Photostory

The second Sunday of March. Wherein in the course of one sitting, we eat: Hush puppies. Spicy ham and pineapple skewers. Bacon, pickled watermelon rind, and pork liver skewers. House dill and sweet pickles. Pickled beets. Pickled peppers. Pork liver pate. Maple meat sticks. Tasso. Candied pecans. Taleggio. Old Quebec vintage cheddar. Fresh pork sausages…. 

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Susan’s Fish & Chips

Every time we write about fried seafood or lobster rolls here on From Away, we count the minutes until someone responds with something along the lines of, “Sure, those lobster rolls at The Lobster Shack at Two Lights or at the “Bite Into Maine” cart are fine, with their ocean spray and their scenery and… 

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Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

I‘ve never been much of a “novelty” drinker; that is, I will choose a glass of whiskey with a cube of ice over some mixologist’s overwrought ginger-infused absinthe concoction any day. Because I went to college, though, where $40,000 in student loans taught me mostly how to open a beer bottle with a cigarette lighter,… 

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Spicy Haddock Fish Cakes

Classics: Spicy Haddock Fish Cakes

The temperature rose to nearly 60 degrees here today, which is quite unusual for early March in Maine. Then again, it’s been an unusually mild Winter all the way around, with just a few snowfalls timed perfectly to coordinate with the holidays. It certainly wasn’t the Winter of my youth, where the ground froze at… 

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