Monthly Archives: April 2010

Fiddleheads, anyone?

Fiddleheads, a predominantly  Maine delicacy,  from ostrich fern, are gathered in Spring, and now is the time to try them.  Usually steamed or boiled, I came across an interesting recipe in the local newspaper -

  A ‘Maine Martini’  Here is the recipe -

1 1/2 oz Maine made  cold River Vodka  

3/4oz Bartlett Winery Pear French Oak dry

1 0r 2 picked Spruce Bush Farm picked fiddleheads, chilled

Chill martini glass, gently combine vodka and wine.

Add fiddleheads, and enjoy!

Take a Hike!

Looking for a unique outdoor experience? Want to spend a few hours enjoying the natural beauty of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville area? The Land Trust has created a brochure that offers self-guided tours to three of our most popular and scenic preserves: Bald Mountain Preserve, Fernalds Neck Preserve, and Beech Hill Preserve. The Camden Hills have much to offer: scenic vistas, unforgettable picnic spots, bird- and wildlife-watching opportunities, and much more! Take some time to really experience the spectacular landscape and wildlife of this area by exploring it from the ground up.  Ttake a picnic lunch provided by the Blue Harbor House  in our special picnic backpack, and explore  the rugged beauty of Maine’s Mid Coast.

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Aldermere farm calf unveiling day – 08 may, 2010

IMAG0245Aldermere farm (Rockport – just a few miles from the Inn) is holding its annual Calf unveiling Day on the 8th May. See  some baby Belted Galloway calves .   It is a great (Free!) day out, and besides the cattle, there are numerous local farms with fabulous goodies to sell.  Sewwell orchard with organic apple cider and cider vinegar, Spruce mountain blueberries to name a couple.  Fresh, local, organic.  Maine, the way life should be!

63rd Annual House and Garden Tour, July 15th 2010.

In 2010, the Garden Club will present the 63rd Annual House and Garden Tour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on July 15th, 2010, rain or shine. Enjoy a day visiting lovely homes and/or gardens on one of Maine’s oldest and most famous summer tours. Unique views, waterfront properties, and in-town jewels make this tour a must for residents and visitors alike!
This year, the Decorator Show House Tour & Guest Cottage is included in the purchase of the House and Garden Tour ticket.  Doesn’t it sound lovely?  Come and join us.

Tickets $25.00.

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Camden Hills state park open

mount battie april 2010 011Thanks to the mild winter and sunny weekend forecast, Camden Hills State Parks opened Easter weekend. Here is a  photo  from our hike over the weekend.  Incredible views!    You can now enjoy the auto routo to mount battie,  hiking along the extensive trail network, picnics and walks along Penobscot Bay, great birdwatching, and much much  more!

 

 

 

 

 

Mid Coast Wedding Expo April 18th, 2010

Be inspired…Create the wedding of your dreams!  Take a trip to the Mid-Coast Wedding Expo at the beautiful Point Lookout Resort & Conference Center on the Lincolnville/Northport line and see over 90 of the area’s finest wedding vendors.

Everything and anything associated with a wedding is under one roof, including gorgeous Maine venues, florists, musicians and DJs, food choices, a bridal fashion show (including tuxes and bridesmaid’s desses), honeymoon ideas, cakes, a ‘man cave’ with couches, snacks, beverages and the Red Sox on TV, and special surprises and door prizes. Admission is only $5.