Easy Marmalade with Mike

You may have seen our British goods section all courtesy of Mike’s affection for the foods from the country where he grew up. Chiefly among them being marmalade. On June 2 at 5pm on Facebook Live Mike will be demonstrating a very easy marmalade using...

Chinese Hot Pot with Jeff Mao

Chinese Hot Pot by Jeff Mao Jeff Mao was a longtime employee of the Maine Department of Education, and he is now turning to cooking education. He has recently published a book – Essential Chinese Hot Pot Cookbook – and he’s also been working on videos and...

Spring Into Summer Tent Sale | Sat May 21

Spring Into Summer Tent Sale Saturday, May 21 9am–2pm It’s time to get outside! We’ll be taking advantage of the spring weather and hosting a tent sale on Saturday, May 21 from 9am-2pm. We’ll have a big tent full of sales (cookware, bakeware, gadgets, and...

Classic Fish Chowder

Photo by By Nate Steiner On the coast of Maine we can get fresh seafood anytime we want it. This traditional chowder recipe is equally fabulous in the fall or winter, or on a foggy summer day. Our recipe calls for haddock, but any flaky white fish will work – or...

Spanakopita

Ahhh, to be on the beach of some small Greek island, soaking up the sun and sipping an ouzo while you wait for your spanakopita to bake… The reality for most of us does not include the Greek island, but you can still bring a little Greece into your home with this...

May 2022 Giveaway — Fiesta Tableware!

May 2022 Giveaway — Fiesta Tableware! We decided a pop of color was in order for this month’s giveaway. Brighten up your kitchen by entering to win a Fiesta Tableware 2-piece Chip & Dip set and a Flower Vase. This giveaway is valued over $115.99. Entries accepted...

Char Siu Bao (Steamed Pork Buns) with Chris Toy

Steamed Chinese Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao) with Chris Toy Chris Toy has been teaching cooking for many years and is also a veteran of the Maine public school system where he was both a teacher and a middle school principal. Even after retiring, Chris continues to fill...

Mother’s Day Breakfast Casseroles

  Mother’s Day Breakfast Casseroles (one savory, one sweet so Mom gets just what she wants)   It’s time to pamper our mothers. Or the mothers of our children, or the mothers of our friends, or the “mothers” of our pets – or the women we love and...

Pho and Summer Rolls With Chris Toy

Pho is a delicate rice noodle soup made with ginger, onions and lots of aromatic spices and herbs. And this G?i cu?n or summer roll is filled with shrimp or meat, vegetables, rice noodles and wrapped in rice paper. This virtual cooking demonstration is in partnership...

Chocolate-Caramel Matzo Toffee  

Susan Horowitz of the Beth Israel Congregation brought this Passover recipe from Melissa Clark of the New York Times to our demo kitchen. by Melissa Clark of The New York Times “Matzo toffee is the Passover-friendly take on saltine toffee. A layered confection...

Varenyky (Ukrainian Dumplings)

  Varenyky (Ukrainian Dumplings) Dumplings can be found the world over, and varenyky are the Ukrainian version. They’re very like Polish Pierogi or Russian Varenyky or Piroshki – which in turn are not all that different from wontons! There are different...

School Snack Recipes with Avery

  Homemade Cheese-Its Adapted from Good Food Stories by Casey Barger Ingredients 1 8-ounce block extra sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely shredded 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) cubed unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup (120 grams; 4 1/4...

Pressure Cooker Boiled Dinner

  This week’s virtual cooking demo falls on St. Patrick’s Day so we’re embracing the holiday and making a good ol’ fashioned Boiled Dinner. Mike already has his pot o’ gold and it’s a pressure cooker! He’ll be using the...

March 2022 Wine Recommendations

As the saying for March goes…in like a lion, out like a lamb We have some wines recommendations here that will take the chill off of an icier March evening and also some wines that are light, crisp, and perfect for drinking on those first warm days of spring...

Cheesecake in the Zavor Multi-Cooker

Cheesecake in the Zavor Multi-Cooker with Mike Fear There are so many things you can make in a multicooker. For many people, the first thing that comes to mind are savory entrées and there are so many to choose from; risotto under the pressure cooker setting to...

Fried Oyster Po’ Boys

Fried Oyster Po’ Boys Maine is a great place to find fresh, delicious oysters. Many people like them raw, on the halfshell with hot sauce or a tangy mignonette. However, oysters can also be broiled, grilled or fried – think of Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters...

Portuguese Kale Soup & Corn Bread

Portuguese Kale Soup from The Victory Garden Cookbook by Marian Morash The Victory Garden was a PBS program that ran from 1975 to 2015. It was a go-to for many young housewives in the 70’s and 80’s who were looking for help with gardening and cooking their bounty. ...

Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce

This is a dish that can be served with warm noodles, but is also great as a cold lunch the next day. Stephanie included her favorite vegetables here, but you can use any crunchy veggies you have in your fridge for this recipe! Ingredients Soba Noodles 1 Diakon Radish...

Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish Potato Omelet)

Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish Potato Omelet) A quintessential Spanish dish, the Tortilla Espanola or Tortilla de Patatas can be eaten at any meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner. When I was a student in Barcelona, we would have sandwiches with Pan con Tomate (fresh...

Bombay Mahal & Rupee Beer Channa Masala

Bombay Mahal & Rupee Beer Channa Masala Ingredient List (Serves Two) We were so excited to learn that brothers Van & Sumit, sons of the owners of Bombay Mahal in Brunswick have developed a beer to eat with their family’s delicious food! Lack of...