A Cookie Full of Rye

A Cookie Full of Rye

See those chocolate cookies in the picture? Delicious! If I hadn’t been told, I never would have guessed they were made with rye flour. All I tasted was the chocolate.

When someone mentions rye, I usually think salami on rye bread. The end.

Not anymore. My taste buds have been awakened.

Enlightenment occurred at Standard Baking Co. on Commercial Street in Portland, where I was introduced to a rye I’d never met before.

Potluck Turkey Dinner on Thanksgiving Day

Potluck Turkey Dinner on Thanksgiving Day

The public is invited to a potluck turkey dinner at no charge on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014, at 1 pm by the UU Church of Belfast, 37 Miller Street. Turkey is provided. Guests are asked to bring a prepared dish or beverage to share, but no alcohol. For information about volunteering, contact Arthur Richardson at 342-4649.

This is the fifth Thanksgiving Day celebration the UU Church of Belfast has hosted and it continues as a local beacon for families and individuals looking to party together on the gratitude holiday. Guests in past years have commented of the event, “Tables are laid with boughs and berries, garden gourds and candles. The food people bring can be traditional or unusual fare, but it is always plentiful and special. It is wonderful to be surrounded by community on Thanksgiving.”

As She Lay Dying, the Choir Sang — A Lesson in Spiritual Care

As She Lay Dying, the Choir Sang — A Lesson in Spiritual Care

On September 27, David Emery celebrated his 56th wedding anniversary without his beloved wife Judy — a sad, but joyful day. It may be hard for some people to understand how there can be joy when you are mourning the loss of someone you love deeply. David's joy comes from the wonderful memories of a long and fulfilling marriage and also from the firm belief that he and Judy will be together again some day.

Where Whole Grain and Gluten-Free Meet

Where Whole Grain and Gluten-Free Meet

Lots of folks are more tuned in to whole grains these days, and one would think that those who follow a gluten-free lifestyle would naturally favor whole grains as well. After all, there are plenty of whole grains that don’t contain gluten. But the fact is, lots of people who eat gluten-free are not eating their share of whole grains.  How can you fill the gap? Dietitian Kit Broihier has some nutritious advice ...

Six Numbers You Should Know and Why

Six Numbers You Should Know and Why

If you're like most people, you keep track of a lot of numbers — important numbers — not to mention passwords. I'll apologize up front because I'm going to tell you about some more numbers you should know. They're important because they tell you something about the state of your hea

Find out which numbers you should know ...

Mast Cell Disease: When Your Immune System Becomes the Enemy

Mast Cell Disease: When Your Immune System Becomes the Enemy

Three years ago, Crystal Goodwin, who just turned 30, lived a fairly normal life. She had a fulltime job and enjoyed hanging out with friends, working out at the gym and going on trips with her sister. A rare disorder called mast cell activation syndrome changed Crystal’s life almost overnight. Read more about Crystal's unbelievable ordeal ...