Monday, November 11, 2013

Twice Baked Potatoes

We have a huge bag of potatoes from a friend's garden. Mashed, baked, grilled, cubed for salad...potatoes are comfort food at its best.

For some reason, I had a hankering for twice baked potatoes. So easy to make  - especially when there are unused baked potatoes in the fridge.

I added a little onion, grated cheese, some broccoli, herbs, and salt and pepper to the potato mixture. Wish you could smell these. Yum!

If you are in the Bangor, ME area this coming weekend (November 16-17, 2013), we hope you will stop by the Maine Harvest Festival to say hello. We'd love to see you!

If not, you can always touch base with us by leaving us a comment (below), following us on facebook or checking out our Etsy shop.

Hope your week's a good one!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Seagulls and Seashells

Got a chance to visit the beach recently. Ah, those sea breezes! Thank you seagulls for flying into the camera frame just as I was snapping the picture.

And, these guys, hanging out on the beach...probably waiting for a snack even though it's "off-season."

We sent packages out to Minka in Kennebunkport, ME, Treats in Wiscasset, ME, The Well Tempered Kitchen in Waldoboro, ME, as well as Close Buy last week. Things are starting to pick up for the holiday season!

Don't forget the Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor, ME is coming up the third weekend in November (16th and 17th). We're looking forward to seeing everyone there!

We've got a few other things in the works, but those announcements will have to wait for a little longer!

In the meantime, you can also find us on Etsy or facebook. We'd love to hear from you!

Hope your week's a good one!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Salty and Sweet

Sunday nights growing up were fudge and popcorn nights. I never lost that craving for the salty and sweet. I am, however, not that great at making fudge, so brownies make a pretty good substitution.

I think the desire for comfort food increases and the temperature outside decreases...or when it gets closer to Sunday evenings! (Not quite ready for those cold winter winds).

But, it is definitely fun to be thinking about the upcoming holiday season, with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas right around the corner. We will be doing the Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor, ME on November 16th and 17th. We hope you will be able to stop by our booth and say hello!

We sent packages out to Lisa Marie's Made in Maine (Bath and Portland, ME) and the Maine Grain Alliance (Skowhegan, ME). Someone also sent us a note saying our items are included in a display by the Rock and Art Shop (Bangor, ME) at the Bangor International Airport. We're always grateful to our vendors for their support.

Anyway, off to find some coffee and start the day. You can find out more about us on facebook or at our Etsy Shop.

Hope your week's a good one!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ah, Fall!

Ah, fall! Love this time of year. It seems warmer than usual, but the leaves are turning colors and there is a crispness in the air - especially at night or in the early mornings.

There will be lots to rake, but I love the rustling sound of walking through the fallen leaves in the back yard.

The burning bush is completely red, now. Just ignore the shrubs in the front that still need trimming.

We heard from the good people at Close Buy. They had a good result with their school fundraiser. We will be filling that order soon. We also sent packages to Window Panes in Bar Harbor, Conklin's Maine Mercantile in Belfast, ME, and LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls in Camden, ME last week. Please say "hi" for us if you're in those areas or visit their websites.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor, ME November 16 and 17. Should be a really fun event!

Anyway--if you'd like to leave us a comment below, that would be great. Otherwise, you can find us on facebook or at our Etsy shop.

Hope your week's a good one!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Soup's on!

Many things to love about fall...including breaking out the soup recipes. This weekend's star ingredient: fennel.

Yotam Ottolenghi's Chickpea, Tomato, and Bread Soup recipe from his book "Plenty" worked perfectly. Wish it was possible to share the yummy smells that came from the cutting board as I chopped up fennel, carrots, celery, onions, parsley, oregano, and thyme to toss into the soup.

After a morning of digging around the gardens and raking the mounds of pine needles and leaves in the back yard, it was great coming in to a lovely warming meal.

We don't have any shows this month, but want to let you know about the Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor, ME November 16-17, 2013. Not too early to mark your calendars for this fun, foody, crafty event.

Also, wanted to give a shout out to Archipelago in Rockland, ME. We sent them a package of towels the end of last week, including our new chickadee tea towel design. If you're in that area, please stop by and say hello for us!

Feel free to share your favorite soup recipe below. You can also find us on facebook or at our Etsy shop.

Hope your week's a good one!

Monday, October 7, 2013


Brunch, my favorite! I just love that breakfast-y, lunch-y time of day! Table's set with fresh fruit, some donut bites, mini bagels, banana bread, and pumpkin bread.

 Coffee's on and the quiche is in the oven.

Pick from spinach, feta, onion, and fresh tomatoes from the garden or broccoli, onion, tomatoes and cheddar. They're all ready to dig in!

A quick shout-out to Conklin's Maine Mercantile, Belfast, ME, Window Panes, Bar Harbor, ME, Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine, Bath and Portland, ME, and The Lamp Shade, Columbus, Ohio. If you're in any of those areas, please stop by and say hello for us!

Have a favorite brunch recipe to share? Comment below or join our facebook page or at our Etsy Shop.

Monday, September 23, 2013


There are just some times when words fail to convey the gratitude we have for our family, friends, and customers who support us throughout the year. This is one of those times.

As many of you know, we were at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, ME this past weekend. We had a steady stream of people in our tent all three days (including Sunday, which had a rainy, windy, thunder-booming start). Your kind comments about our products and the stories shared about fabrics, art, the fair, and many other topics were heart-warming. This is what keeps us going and reminds us why we're doing what we do. Thank you.

We'll be jumping right back into our usual production schedule this week. I'll share more about our fall/winter events in next week's post.

In the meantime, you can leave comments below, check out our facebook page, or visit our Etsy shop.

Off to find some coffee...hope your week's a good one!