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Chefs volunteering their culinary expertise for a great cause

Chefs volunteering their culinary expertise for a great cause

Top-notch chefs of four Mid-Coast restaurants are volunteering to share their culinary expertise for a great cause this month in a new four-week Maine Adult & Community Education program, “Meet Your Chefs.”  Fifteen participants gather in the kitchen of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church one evening each week to learn from the experts how to prepare signature dishes, as well as sample the excellent fare.

Profits of the series fund a free cooking and nutrition program for clients of the St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Help Yourself Shelf food pantry. Certified Holistic Health Coach Julie Hofheimer of Edgecomb is designing and teaching a course this fall that involves learning how to prepare nutritious meals with healthy and inexpensive ingredients.  In addition, a $100 donation will be made to St.

Serendipitous Success: Harvest on the Harbor

Serendipitous Success: Harvest on the Harbor

The first time I saw: Eat Your Plate on the Harvest on the Harbor Website, I felt anxious, delighted, excited, nervous, I mean, a vast array of emotions.

And since that evening when it was first brought to my attention I have thought about it in waking and in sleep.

As the days came closer, I worked furiously in the kitchen making 2,000 biscotti, 500 cupcakes and 20 sheets of blueberry layer cake for the Lobster Chef of the Year event. Oh and I must not forget the countless batches of chocolate ganache buttercream frosting to top all the cupcakes. Towards the end of the week I started to feel defeated. The only thing that kept me going was the thought of sharing my food with hundreds of people.

The Map to Italy is in the Kitchen.

The Map to Italy is in the Kitchen.

I always thought that my Nana was a little scary growing up. Actually, I thought all of her family was a little frightening. In the kitchen, she was all business, and when things didn't quite go her way, you might as well have found a rock and hid yourself under it. The only time I remember Nana baking was when I was little and she attempted to make brownies. They were the most difficult items to eat, I didn't dare tell her that, as clearly she was pretty upset by the incident. So, she said forget baking and stuck to the savory. Since then, her only successful sweet dish has been "Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Cake" which in itself is iffy. Sometimes she makes it and it's great, other times, I think she may have lost her marbles.

The other part of crazy I witnessed growing up was watching Nana consume a meal. Lobster especially, and as I am writing this I am praying that no one will ever show it to her, it may get me voted off the island-with a wooden spoon.

Eat Your Plate Meets Harvest on the Harbor

Eat Your Plate Meets Harvest on the Harbor

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to be the dessert chef at the "Lobster Chef of the Year" event that is being held at Harvest on the Harbor. The moment I was asked, I was filled with joy and excitement, completely astonished that I would be invited anywhere considering I am so new to the food scene. Luckily for me, the aesthetic of my website allows people to have confidence in my abilities. Once the initial feeling of excitement subsided, the nervousness began to set in and ever since I have been a bit of a basket case. The dessert has to be blueberry in nature and for me, that poses a little bit of a predicament since I don't love blueberries completely on their own. And because of this, I don't frequently use them in my baking unless it's a pie or a tart. This led me to have a bit of writer's block when it came to building a recipe which then caused me to sit on my computer at two in the morning googling "blueberry" just to find some sort of inspiration.

Ribbon cutting and Open House at Via-Vision Video in Senter Place

 

Tonight! - Friday, September 9, 5 - 7 PM. Pedro O'Hara's will be providing refreshments and cash bar. Come on out to support this new business!

Ni-Da Thai Cuisine-Authentic Thai Cuisine in the Heart of Topsham

Ni-Da Thai Cuisine-Authentic Thai Cuisine in the Heart of Topsham

Our Grand Opening was on Sunday, May 22, 2011 and it was a great sucesss!.

We are now open Monday through Thursday 11am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 10 pm.  

You can reach us at (207) 721-8577.   You can also contact us at our e-mail address: Info@ni-dathaicuisine.com.

Our company was established in 2011.   Our specialty is Authentic Thai Cuisine.  Our business is located at 6 1st Street, Topsham, ME 04086.

MENU:

http://ni-dathaicuisine.com/Ni-da%20Thai%20Menu%20last%20version.pdf

5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival August 20, 2011 5th Annual

5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival  August 20, 2011 5th Annual

August 20, 2011 5th Annual
The 5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival takes place on the sidewalks of Maine Street and on the adjacent town Mall on August 20 from 9-5.  Thousands of visitors will take advantage of the sunshine and the wonderful atmosphere on this special day in town.  Beginning with only 39 artists, the event has expanded in scope every year and has had a greater audience, each year.

Designed to celebrate and foster an appreciation of the arts and to showcase Brunswick as a wonderful cultural destination, there are more than 90 juried artists and artisans featuring painting, sculpture, mixed media, graphics and drawing, photography and fine crafts.


This year we have over