Sunday April 20th 2014

Spoon & Shutter

Boston Lamb Jam 2014

Boston Lamb Jam 2014

April 15, 2014

Three Portland chefs showcased American lamb at the Boston Lamb Jam on Sunday, and lucky me, I got to be a judge.

Baked Beans: A Maine classic adopts a French accent

Baked Beans: A Maine classic adopts a French accent

April 11, 2014

Traditional baked beans, that time-honored New England church supper dish, gets a new twist thanks to leftovers from a photo shoot for French food importer D'Artagnan.

Cooking for one: Spaghetti with cauliflower, mushrooms and kale

Cooking for one: Spaghetti with cauliflower, mushrooms and kale

April 02, 2014

Home alone and cooking just for me, I had a hankering for something warm and hearty, yet weight-loss friendly. This intensely savory, vegetable-rich pasta fit the bill.

MOO Milk Rice Pudding: Love for local cows

MOO Milk Rice Pudding: Love for local cows

March 27, 2014

We're not going to win any locavore kudos for this rice pudding recipe, except for one, very important ingredient: the milk. It's from the sweet-faced cows of Maine's Own Organic dairy farms.

Gimlet jelly shots: Banish winter with warm-weather fun in the kitchen

Gimlet jelly shots: Banish winter with warm-weather fun in the kitchen

March 19, 2014

Had it with winter? Make it feel like summer in your kitchen: crank up the heat, put on shorts and flip-flops and mix up some gimlet jelly shots for cocktail hour.

Going green for St. Patrick’s Day with Grasshopper Pie

Going green for St. Patrick’s Day with Grasshopper Pie

March 14, 2014

Not having our own authentic St. Patrick's Day traditions, we created our own with a pie the color of shamrocks and the flavor of the famous (or infamous) shake.

Vena’s Fizz House in Portland: Mixing mocktails & celebrating cocktail culture

Vena’s Fizz House in Portland: Mixing mocktails & celebrating cocktail culture

March 13, 2014

At Vena's Fizz House, you can enjoy an expertly mixed soda or mocktail, or improve your mixology skills with all manner of barware, bitters and other essentials. It's a one-stop shop for all things cocktail, except the booze.

The Whole Potato Cafe & Commons: Feeding body and soul in Presque Isle

The Whole Potato Cafe & Commons: Feeding body and soul in Presque Isle

March 07, 2014

On a multi-day photo assignment in Presque Isle, Ted had the chance to experience one of Northern Maine's most distinctive restaurants: The Whole Potato Cafe & Commons.

Baked Wild Maine Blueberry-Banana Oatmeal: A weekend recipe bonus

Baked Wild Maine Blueberry-Banana Oatmeal: A weekend recipe bonus

March 01, 2014

The flu inspires a brief, blurry bit of baking, with results that are nothing short of a revelation. Oatmeal, bananas and wild Maine blueberries, plus almonds, maple syrup, egg, milk and butter bakes up pudding-ish and lightly sweet, every bit as comforting as the stirred-in-the-pot kind, but more like actual food.