Down East Blog Blog Archive 2012
The Yankee Crafty B*tch teaches you how to make super easy salmon.
Reports indicate it will be a strong year for foliage this autumn in Maine.
The Yankee Crafty B*tch teaches you how to make fish-designed notebooks
In an article for the Bangor Daily News Hannah Lazaro describes the animals she breeds, known as sugar gliders, as "In the night time they're like crazy little monkeys. In the daytime they're like a pet potato." They are chipmunk-sized marsupials that can glide up to 150 feet and are common in Australia, Madagascar, and Indonesia.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife took to the air and now have their most accurate prediction of Maine's moose population so far. By counting over the course of two winters and verifying the number by flying over Eastern and Northern Maine in a helicopter, the department estimates there are 76,000 moose in the state. The technique was used previously to count deer in Quebec and New Brunswick, and was adopted by the sate for the first time for this survey.
The Yankee Crafty B*tch teaches you how to put together a Maine-inspired planter.
Late summer and fall weddings are such a wonderful time with family and friends. From the picturesque coastline to the Great North Woods, Maine is a major destination spot for weddings. The warm breezes of the afternoons are wonderful for the ceremony and the cooler nights allow dancing to continue until sunrise.
The 2012 haul of elver landings across Maine is expected to yield over $40 million. That's five times the previous year's total, and is only behind lobster's $335 million in terms of a fishery's value in the state. That makes these tiny, undeveloped eels more valuable than clams, scallops, or shrimp. Down East first reported on rise of elvers in the March article written by Susan Hand Shetterly "The Incredible Edible Eel."
The Yankee Crafty B*tch teaches you how to utilize all that fresh August corn.
Fresh August corn. There is nothing like it. It’s so fresh and sweet this time of year, you can practically eat it raw, straight off the cob. We eat corn every night at the end of August and this is one of our favorite presentations short of slathered in butter and salt.
What you’ll need:
1 cup dry quinoa, cooked
4 ears of corn
In the December 2011 Down East article "Chez Renee" Susan Derector said she completed "Le Tour De Renys," meaning she stopped at every single Renys store across Maine. That's sixteen in all, and they stretch across the state from Wells to Ellsworth to Dexter to Bridgton.
If you're expecting a repeat of Maine's 2011-2012 winter of unseasonable warmth, the Farmer's Almanac says to cool your jets. According to mysterious forecaster Caleb Weatherbee, the North East is in store for a cold and snowy winter in 2013. Last year was the fourth warmest winter since records started being kept in 1895. The Almanac, which has been published out of Lewiston, Maine since 1955, says: