Thursday April 19, 2012 | 01:32 PM
Posted by Maine a la Carte

If you find yourself in the Old Port on Saturday, stop by LeRoux Kitchen between 1 and 3 p.m. to meet the Northwoods Gourmet Girl, aka Abby Freethy, and watch her make some delectable hors d'oeuvres.

Freethy is based in Greenville, on the shores of Moosehead Lake, where she crafts healthy alternatives to common pantry staples. Instead of the sugary ketchups you find on grcoery shelves, for example, Freethy makes a "country ketchup," a jalapeno ketchup and a charred onion ketchup.

Some of her other products include habanero relish, jalapeno mustard, caramelized balsamic onions, and strawberry, raspberry and Maine blueberry jams. You can read about Freethy's story and view her entire product line here.

On Saturday, Freethy will be whipping up some baby Maine crab cakes with a spicy remoulade, and goat cheese and caramelized balsamic onion tartlets.

LeRoux Kitchen is located at 161 Commercial St.

– Meredith Goad

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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.

Meredith can be contacted at 791-6332 or
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