This past weekend was not only Memorial Day, but it was also my grandfather’s birthday. I have gone to Maine every year for the past 28 years so I wasn’t about to miss this year even if I could only stay for one day.
We did a little gardening…
Ate some delicious food…
Celebrated a birthday!
“100 years of roughing it in comfort”
Maine – the way life should be.
This restaurant had really good coffee after dinner drinks and they served mine to Nick and vice versa – we didn’t realize it until Nick had almost finished mine!
And now a recipe!
Garlic Scape, Cilantro and White Bean Spread/Hummus/Dip
- 1 bunch garlic scapes – I got mine at the farmers market
- 1/2 bunch of cilantro
- 1.5 cups of white beans
- juice of one lemon
- 1 tbsp evoo
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 large tbsp of tahini
Spread on some toast with a side salad from dinner.
Go make this now!
We have traveled to Boothbay and to our favorite place Southport. Unfortunately our time has to come to an end tomorrow.
More good times in pictures.
Mom, don’t hate me for posting this…I know you have corn on your face and no make-up on, but it is Maine!
Whoa, food?! Eggplant, hummus, lettuce, tomato, onion and feta…you can find this on an island of 100 people!
Dinner view! We are off to watch the sunset and get some Round Top Ice Cream!
I lobster Maine!
I have been coming to Maine at least once a year since I was born. I have posted about the place many times; mainly for my grandfathers b-days and Thanksgiving. My mom and I finally got to come back to Maine for a short visit late in the summer like we used to. So far we have enjoyed the blue sky and ocean, plus making one trip into Freeport for some outlet shopping.
Time to get ready for dinner!
Enjoy your weekend!
Sorry I have been MIA for awhile. I should be posting more often now that my momma loaned me her camera for a month.
Me and Poppop. See the ocean?!?! It smells amazing there.
See you later tonight for a new recipe!
Well hello there!
What have I been up to?
Well Maine was awesome as always. My grandfather really enjoyed his birthday and I just wish I had some pictures We enjoyed many wonderful dinners and angel food cake!
Back Bay Gril – beat pasta with goat cheese, pine nuts and basil.
Coolest Place Visited:
Yes, Stonyfield now has cafes! Well actually there seems to be only one in Maine!
They have a ton of fresh organic food made to order and they even have happy hour!
It grosses me out that strawberries and 2/$5 right now. They taste like nothing and are covered in pesticides! I also feel bad for the pickers, because that was serious hard work and I know they are the ones making less because of the bumper crop.
Thanks for staying with me!
Maybe I will get a new camera some day!
I hope you had a great weekend!
I’mmmmmmm back! Is Thanksgiving over already???? Is it really less than a month until Christmas???
Welcome to Thanksgiving Sports Center.
I decided to do a run down of the days events instead of dragging it out. So just pretend we have 30min to get it all in…ready go!
I got to the airport in record time, of course, and there was no line through security, typical.
On the plane I had a seltzer with a splash of cran, and got some looks. I also had two biscoff! AirTran now serves these little butter cookies if you get on the right plane.
My momma picked me up from the airport and we were greeted at the door with whiskey sours aka Whiskey with a little bit of lemon juice. Slooooow sipping.
Round two for the day with food!
Lamb chops, mint jelly, asparagus with hollandaise sauce. Endive salad with radishes (which I picked off, yuck!).
Day one done!
Theme of the day…pace yourself!
When I returned I mixed some something special.
After breakfast, mom and I went for a walk on the beach with tons of surfers.
And then it was time for the biggggg eating!
We headed to the Black Point Inn as we have for many years.
Plate number 3 – actually this was plate 4, but I forgot to take a picture of my first dessert plate Here there is a piece of gingerbread, and a blob of pecan pie and cranberry tart. The cranberry tart was leftover and way too sweet, but I also had a small bite of apple pie and pumpkin tart on my first plate.
Wowza, that was a lot of food.
We headed home to digest and play scategories where I won as always! I was asleep by 10 because we had to hit the outlets bright and early!!!
Up early at 6am to get to J.Crew before 8am.
We ended up with a few great things, but did not go overboard.
Next was the planned peppermint mocha at Starbuck!
Did you know they put 10 pumps of syrup in a venti peppermint mocha??!?!! I got 2 of each, nonfat, no whip. Along with perfect oatmeal, which I only put the fruit into with a small amount of brown sugar. The nuts had walnuts and I am allergic…it was a pretty small serving.
We then stopped by my college roommate’s house in Freeport to say Hello! and hurried home for lunch…well so we thought.
There was miscommunication and mom and I ended up going to Whole Food to get some food and then getting super lost…
When we finally got back I was starving. It was about 2:00pm and we ate around 9AM.
I was quickly instructed to make some guacamole, and I downed most of it.
When I finally calmed down I had some delicious lobster salad!
And the best part…
4 hours later…time to head to the Back Bay Grill in Portland for dinner!
Manhattan and Amuse Bouche.
TODAY – SATURDAY!
Lunch was eaten on a plane…but it was amazing!
My lunch box from Whole Food yesterday!
Look who I came home to!
Well that was more than 30min, but there was a lot of food! I need to go find a snack, we are supposed to go to a graduation party in a few hours and who knows what the food with be like and I don’t need any temptations!
I hope everyone had a great holiday!!!!!