A Guild for Rosemont Artists and Neighbors

By Squirrel Staff

It seems you never know what you’re going to find at Rosemont Market. Sometimes, it’s a nice piece of fish or a good bottle of wine for your dinner table; other times, a fragrant bouquet or a pack of seedlings for your garden. And if you’re really lucky, you might even find a pound or two of camaraderie and inspiration tucked in with the cheeses and charcuterie. Improbable as it might sound, this is just how the Rosemont Artists Guild got its start.Guild-Holiday-Sale-2015

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NEIGHBORHOOD CRITTER ADDED TO ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST

By Squirrel Staff

U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo
U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo

The Little Brown Bat, once common to the Portland area, has been added to the Maine Endangered Species List. The bat is among six species affected by the new law, which was passed during the 2015 legislative session. Joining the Little Brown Bat in earning this dubious distinction are the Cobblestone Tiger Beetle, Frigga Fritillary, Six-Whorl Vertigo, and Northern Long-Eared Bat. In addition, a third bat, the Eastern Small-Footed Bat, was added to Maine’s Threatened Species List. Continue reading NEIGHBORHOOD CRITTER ADDED TO ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST

Metro Branches Out

By Evie Ford

High school students in Portland are no longer riding yellow school buses. Instead, they are taking the Metro Bus to school each day. This fall, all Portland Public School high school students received free, unlimited bus passes from the Greater Portland Metro Bus System. The passes can be used to get to and from school, as well as for non-school-related trips around town. Metro even added new routes and additional stops to make it easier for students to get where they need to be. Continue reading Metro Branches Out

Cranberry Apple Frangipane Galette

Cranberry Apple Frangipane Galette Photo by Erin Lynch, Kitchen Manager at Rosemont Market & Bakery.
Cranberry Apple Frangipane Galette
Photo by Erin Lynch of Rosemont Market & Bakery

Submitted by Erin Lynch, Kitchen Manager at Rosemont Market & Bakery. Erin has cooked and baked professionally for over 15 years.

Erin’s note: This recipe was inspired by this season’s bumper apple crop and all of the new varieties on Rosemont’s shelves. The fresh cranberries keep this dessert from being overly sweet. Those who need a sweet finish to their feast will want a scoop of ice cream or a drizzle of honey on their tart. Continue reading Cranberry Apple Frangipane Galette

Cranberry Chutney

From: the Fine Arts Cookbook, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1981

Submitted by Ellen Gilliam

Ellen’s note: I’ve been making this chutney for my family for over 30 years and it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving or Christmas without it. It’s easy, delicious, and a great replacement for (or accompaniment to, depending on the preferences of your audience!) the jellied stuff that pops out with the can’s ridges molded to the sides! And it keeps in the refrigerator forever…you might even make a large batch at Thanksgiving and still have it on hand for Christmas! Continue reading Cranberry Chutney