Brad's Favorite Portland Activities

Brad's Favorite Portland Activities

Hi I'm Brad, a Sales Associate at SKORDO. I'm a recent transplant to Portland, Maine. My girlfriend and I moved to the city from West Virginia a year ago. We have definitely fallen in love with the area. I think calling Portland a city really isn't fair. It feels and operates like an oversized beach town.

Moving to Portland after one visit is a common theme and there are no exceptions here, but my inspiration to move may be a little different. While I love all of Portland's food, I chose Maine to satisfy my sense of adventure and I've found more fun stuff to do in Portland than I thought possible.

May 02, 2022
Shannon's Portland Weekend

Shannon's Portland Weekend

Hi, I'm Shannon, Store Manager at SKORDO.  I am 24 and this is my third year living in Portland.
Thanks to my collection of restaurant, bakery and catering jobs and my following each and every food business online, I stay quite connected to the cities food industry. I am grateful to folks like Portland Food Map and Food Truck a Lico for giving the quick 411 on where to be and what Portland food to eat at the click of a button. Each time I have friends come to town, I throw together a different list of must see’s, but the following recommendations are a few of my favorite things to do  and places to eat in Portland, Maine
May 02, 2022
Half Baked Harvest, Every Day Cookbook Review

Half Baked Harvest, Every Day Cookbook Review

Team member Brad, an avid home cook, dives into Tieghan Gerard's newest cookbook Half Baked Harvest Every Day. Check out his cookbook review and his take on one of Tieghan's recipes: Chipotle Cheddar Corn Chowder.
April 27, 2022
Our Favorite Things To Do in Portland, Maine

Our Favorite Things To Do in Portland, Maine

The greater Portland area is a foodie paradise. After spending time in SKORDO with our knowledge team of Portland food experts, be sure to explore the rest of the city! The restaurant scene, speciality markets and critically acclaimed bakeries prove this city is a must stop for all gourmet wanderers. 

Below is our list of favorites broken into categories and updated often. The SKORDO team is always out sampling the best Portland restaurants and will be sure to share their personal favorites when you visit our shops. For the latest hours and updates on these businesses, we recommend checking in on their Instagram pages.We love to hear your feedback and hope this helps in planning your next trip to Portland! 

April 11, 2022
Party Food | Chef Recipes for Easy, Elegant Entertaining

Party Food | Chef Recipes for Easy, Elegant Entertaining

Planning a dinner party can just as much work as it is enjoyable. The whole intention of SKORDO products is around us taking out the extra steps and empowering you to cook with ease. Each SKORDO blend gives me confidence in my flavors and allows me focus on the fun of hosting. Here's some inspiration for your next get together...
April 04, 2022
Niyati + Abhi of Baking It dish on family cooking and Licious Lens

Niyati + Abhi of Baking It dish on family cooking and Licious Lens

We spent the holiday season of 2021 immersed in Baking It on Peacock. The humor of Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg mixed with sassy grandmothers and an excellent cast of home cooks created the perfect sweet escape. Niyati Nakra and Abhi Chhabra quickly stood out from the crowd thanks to their dedication to gluten free bakes, supportive and playful approach to cooking and fearless use of flavors. After the show aired, Niyati and Abhi reached out to SKORDO. We're thrilled to share a recipe from their home kitchen and an interview with these accomplished home cooks. Enjoy!

March 25, 2022
Natural Egg Dyeing-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

Natural Egg Dyeing

Decorating eggs is one of my favorite childhood memories. At our house it was all about the add-ons: Rubber bands for a tie dyed effect, Crayon drawing, dripped wax, intentional cracks, even glued on 'hair' for portrait eggs - you name it, we gave it a try. 

This years approach was back to basics. In place of store bought box kits, I raided our pantry and fridge for natural dyes. The end results were muted pastels fit for a grown up Easter basket. 

March 17, 2022
SKORDO on The Julia Child Challenge

SKORDO on The Julia Child Challenge

We're excited to announce SKORDO ingredients will be used on the Food Network's new series, The Julia Child Challenge! Eight home cooks will compete to win the ultimate Julia Child prize: an all-expense paid three-month cooking course at Le Cordon Bleu. 

March 14, 2022
Fennel Pollen

Fennel Pollen

This ingredient is for any home cook craving a trip to Italy. Fennel Pollen reminds us of sunshine. It illuminates everything it touches and a little goes a very long way. It is bright, fun and more affordable than a flight to Rome. Plus, it's one of the most requested items in our shops. Curious? Read on to learn all why this is a spice rack essential. 
March 04, 2022
Vanilla Bean Paste: What + Why?

Vanilla Bean Paste: What + Why?

Vanilla paste is made from Madagascar vanilla extract, vanilla powder and ground vanilla bean seeds that add color and texture. The consistency is reminiscent of a thick Maple Syrup with suspended flecks of vanilla. The paste is a great alternative for a recipe that calls for scraped vanilla beans or a rich vanilla extract.  
March 01, 2022
Title picture of the cookbook, the comfortable kitchen by alex snodgrass

Cookbook Review: The Comfortable Kitchen

If you’re a health conscious cook who still wants to enjoy delightful meals packed with flavor, this is absolutely the book for you! Alex Snodgrass, the author of The Comfortable Kitchen, did an amazing job compiling recipes that taste just as good as they are healthy.
March 01, 2022
Meet Amy Kayne of 2gether Private Chefs

Meet Amy Kayne of 2gether Private Chefs

From curious customer to close friend and collaborator, we are so pleased to be working alongside Private Chef Amy Kayne. Her energy is explosive and her ideas are constantly inspiring our creative side. These days you can find Amy hosting "Cooking Parties" at the Makers Galley right here in Portland. Throughout the remainder of the year, Amy is all over our state of Maine in various homes and venues with her team of chefs all working under her brand, 2gether Private Chefs. This March, Amy is kicking off a Kid's Cooking Program, 4 kids by kids, where she'll teach elementary and middle school kids how to cook, taste, chop, and eventually host an entire dinner service.
March 01, 2022