Rosemary Pork and Shallot Apple Puffs

Rosemary Pork and Shallot Apple Puffs

I remember sitting on the floor of her bathroom, watching my mother unpack the pink compacts of Mary Kay cosmetics. I loved the way she wet the brush and applied a smoky blue shadow to her eyelids. She had a midnight hued dress, calf length with shoulder pads, cinched at the waist with a wide black belt and sensible… 

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Mateo's Hacienda

Mateo’s Hacienda

You can tell from the street that Mateo’s Hacienda is a tiny, hole-in-the-wall place. The restaurant features a bright orange-painted facade, with a small front window just barely large enough to contain a cartoon rendering of a gloriously stereotypical spaghetti Western Mexican, complete with black handlebar mustache, giant sombrero, and armed with bottles of hot… 

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Leek and Goat Cheese Pie

Home Made is a beautiful picture book filled with recipes I seldom make. Flipping through its pages makes me wish I spent a semester in Amsterdam, contemplating windmills and wooden shoes. I was drawn to an overhead shot of “long leek pie”. It seems to epitomize everything I imagine European lifestyle cooking to be. It’s… 

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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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