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Susan Axelrod

Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. By day, she is an online content producer for mainetoday.com and the Portland Press Herald. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs, preferably followed by a cocktail. Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod@mainetoday.com On Twitter: @susansaxelrod

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Posted: August 29, 2014

Summer flavors: 18 mouthwatering photos of Maine food and drink

Summer isn’t really and truly over, but this holiday weekend marks its official last hurrah. Here’s hoping these reminders of this summer’s best food and drink stories (plus a couple from last year) will bring back some delicious memories.

Written by: Susan Axelrod - staff writer - saxelrod@mainetoday.com

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How to make a perfect lobster bake

Stovetop clambake on Cozy Harbor. Photo by Ted Axelrod

The best way to eat Maine lobster: A stovetop clambake anyone can do

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Gazpacho with basil oil and lemon sorbet. Photo by John Golden

Summer menu: The essentials are grilled lamb, corn, tomatoes, berry pie and homemade ice cream

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A-Mox-A-Chillin’. Photo by Shannon Bryan

How to Mix your Moxie: Cocktails for Moxie lovers (and the Moxie curious)

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The Thirsty Pig’s New Englander dog. Photo by Ted Axelrod

Hot dogs go hog wild at Portland eateries

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Fried clams at Trevett Country Store. Photo by John Golden

Fresh, local food on Southport Island

Maine wild blueberry martini at Black Point Inn. Photo by Ted Axelrod

Maine wild blueberry martini at Black Point Inn. Photo by Ted Axelrod

6 ways to get your wild Maine blueberry fix beyond pie and muffins

Diner strawberry pie. Photo by John Golden

Diner strawberry pie. Photo by John Golden

Amazing Maine strawberries: Classic shortcakes to ‘berry’-intense pies

A burger by the beach. Photo by Joel Page/Press Herald staff

A burger by the beach. Photo by Joel Page/Press Herald staff

Burgers & pizza with an ocean view at Emma’s Eats at Pine Point, Scarborough

Mount Gay and tonic at The Boat Bar, Boothbay Harbor. Photo by Ted Axelrod

Mount Gay and tonic at The Boat Bar, Boothbay Harbor. Photo by Ted Axelrod

Maine Mini Adventure: Hike, kayak, & lunch like a local in Boothbay

Lobster roll and onion rings at The Gurnet Trading Co. in Brunswick. Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Press Herald staff

Lobster roll and onion rings at The Gurnet Trading Co. in Brunswick. Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Press Herald staff

Gurnet Trading Co. in Brunswick – some of the freshest clams you’ll find in a shack

Sour cherry pie. Photo by Ted Axelrod

Sour cherry pie. Photo by Ted Axelrod

Glorious cherry pie

Campfire French toast. Photo by Heather Steeves

Campfire French toast. Photo by Heather Steeves

4 easy camping recipes that will make you drool over an open fire

The Basil Fawlty cocktail from Sonny's in Portland. Photo by Ted Axelrod

The Basil Fawlty cocktail from Sonny’s in Portland. Photo by Ted Axelrod

Summer gin: 7 wonderfully refreshing cocktails to drink in Portland

Local oysters and a Marshall Wharf Umlaut at Three Tides in Belfast. Photo by Carla Companion

Local oysters and a Marshall Wharf Umlaut at Three Tides in Belfast. Photo by Carla Companion

Maine Craft Beer Road Trip: Midcoast

Beal's teaberry ice cream. Photo by Susan Axelrod

Beal’s teaberry ice cream. Photo by Susan Axelrod

Ice cream season: 8 new tasty Maine flavors to try

Lobster Bonart. Photo by Susan Axelrod

Lobster Bonart. Photo by Susan Axelrod

Brunch dish wins annual Maine Lobster Festival Cooking Contest

Malted ice coffee from Tandem Coffee Roasters in Portland. Photo by Heather Steeves

Malted ice coffee from Tandem Coffee Roasters in Portland. Photo by Heather Steeves

Portland’s cafes are serving playful, refreshing iced coffee; get yours malted, nitro, aeropressed or lemonade’d

Maine wild blueberry pudding cake. Photo by Ted Axelrod

Maine wild blueberry pudding cake. Photo by Ted Axelrod

Wild Maine blueberry pudding cake for two

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