Down East Blog Blog Archive August, 2012
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:
The Yankee Crafty B*tch tells you how to dress up your baby for an upcoming wedding.
It's the last weekend of August, and there's a ton going on in Maine. Here are seven things to do on the weekend before Labor Day.
American Folk Festival: August 24–26, Bangor Waterfront, $10, americanfolkfestival.com
Enjoy this three-day event in downtown Bangor with music and dance from many cultures that make up America today.
The Yankee Crafty B*tch has some advice on what to grill this summer season once you've exhausted your intake of hot dogs, burgers, and corn.
At these low prices, who wouldn't buy 3,800 pounds worth of lobster?
The Yankee Crafty B*tch teaches you how to put a new spin on a summertime staple.
A retail version of Muddy Bean Boots, a specialty flavor of ice cream created by Giffords to honor L.L.Bean's 100th Anniversary, is being launched at the Scarborough Hannafords on Monday. The flavor consists of vanilla ice cream, caramel ripples, and small chunks of brownie. Governor LePage will be on hand for the event. Despite a name that evokes the feeling of stepping in mud, it actually sounds quite delicious. So check it out if it comes to your local grocery store.
Blogger and venture capitalist Renee DiResta recently moved from New York to San Francisco and started wondering how people across the United States viewed those from other states. To answer her question she plugged into Google the question "Why is [state] so" and let the search auto-complete. DiResta recorded the top four suggested ways to autocomplete the question and posted the results on her blog No Upside.