Thursday, May 23, 2013
It's often been said, "nothing is certain but chocolate and taxes." Or something like that.
So in lieu of Tax Day, arriving oh-so-swiftly on April 17, Portland chocolatier Dean'sSweets is offering a free truffle to customers who pop in the store any time between now and April 16.
Located at 82 Middle Street, Portland, Dean'sSweets has a sweet reputation for their hand-dipped truffles and caramels. And chocolate fans who take advantage of the Tax Day Truffle will be allowed to choose from 23 flavors, which include ginger, rum, maple, scotch, cayenne pepper, and tequila-lime.
Dean'sSweets is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; closed Tuesdays (to better prepare for Tax Day...and recover from every other Monday).
For more information, go to www.deanssweets.com or 207-899-3664.
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
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Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.