Portland Food and Beer Crawl

In 24 short hours, Charles and I managed to visit 9 different restaurants in Portland, Maine. We made the most of an overnight side trip to Maine’s largest city by embarking on an epic food and beer crawl. Charles and I have been to Portland many times, but we always had to worry about driving […]

Fall in Kennebunkport

I grew up in Maine, and it always seemed funny to me that people traveled from all over the world to see the leaves change color in the fall. I hadn’t known anything else, so I couldn’t appreciate how unique and beautiful fall in Kennebunkport is. Last month I spent a weekend back home with my […]

What’s New In Kennebunkport/The Kennebunkport Festival 2016

I go home for the Kennebunkport Festival every year. I don’t like to go more than six months without seeing my parents, and the Kennebunkport Festival is both well timed, and the most fun week to visit my hometown. This year, after a few years of convincing, my siblings joined me for the trip. I […]

Tao Yuan in Brunswick, Maine

During my recent trip to Maine my family and I dined at Tao Yuan. The small plates Asian restaurant is owned by Chef Cara Stadler, who was nominated for a James Beard Rising Star Award this year. After discovering Tao Yuan’s sister restaurant, Bao Bao Dumpling House in Portland last winter, I was very eager […]

Kennebunkport Festival Recap

   There is something magical about summertime in Maine. The little seaside village that I call my hometown springs to life, and the event (or rather series of events) that kicks off the season is the Kennebunkport Festival. I just returned from a 6 day visit to my hometown, and I had a wonderful time […]

A Conversation with James Beard Award Winner Kathy Gunst

Chicago is preparing to host the James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards this evening, but the awards for Books, Broadcast & Journalism were handled out on April 24th. Kathy Gunst took home the Journalism award in the Home Cooking category for her article titled “Cabbage Craft” which appeared on Eating Well. Gunst is a seasoned food […]

A Maine Adventure: Cabbage Island Clambakes

I spent the weekend in Maine with my family. We went up to Boothbay Harbor for our friends’ wedding, and the day after the wedding my Mom arranged for everyone to go on an adventure to Cabbage Island for a traditional Maine clambake. We kept joking that we were showing my husband “the real Maine”, […]

A Maine Favorite: The Clam Shack Lobster Roll

The lobster roll is a simple treat loved by the masses. Its rich buttery taste is an affordable way to enjoy the flavors of lobster in a casual environment without the work of shucking lobster yourself. Made popular in New England, its appeal has spread across the country, with restaurants specializing in the tasty treat […]

The Kennebunks Guide

I still can’t get over what a fabulous time I had in my hometown for the Kennebunkport Festival. Here is one last post, where I tackle where to stay, what to pack, and what to do if you decide to travel to the Kennebunks – for the Kennebunkport Festival or not. You might be wondering […]

The Kennebunkport Festival: Grand Tapas Party and Brews + Tunes

            Saturday was my final day of Kennebunkport Festival events, and it was jam packed with activities. I have never seen my hometown buzzing with such action. I was one of many festivalgoers shuffling between The Grand Tapas Party, Brews + Tunes, and The Grand Finale at David’s KPT. Things kicked off at noon with […]

The Kennebunkport Festival’s Grand Finale at David’s KPT

The last big event of the Kennebunkport Festival is the Grand Finale at David’s KPT, and it was definitely deserving of the title “Grand”. David’s is a newer restaurant in Kennebunkport, perched beside the Kennebunk River, across the harbor from where Pop the Kennebunks was held. David’s is known for it’s chic nautical decor, large […]

POP The Kennebunks

My sleepy hometown isn’t sleepy anymore. The Kennebunkport Festival is an annual event produced by Maine Magazine, and a memorable one at that. The biggest event of the week long festival is POP The Kennebunks which took place last night. Hosted by Cellardoor Winery, this party is held in an elaborately decorated tent beside Kennebunk Harbor. […]

Behind the Scenes at an Organic Mushroom Farm

Two years ago, my brother’s friend Bob Sharood started his own exotic organic culinary mushroom farm in Maine. At the time, no one in the state was doing anything like it. Today, Bob’s company, Mousam Valley Mushrooms, distributes mushrooms to many of the grocery stores in Maine. I had tried Bob’s mushrooms before, but I was curious […]

Greetings from Maine

My puppy nephew is sleeping on my lap as I type. It has been a very busy weekend. Most of Saturday was spent traveling to my hometown, Kennebunk, Maine. The past 24 hours have been spent hanging out with Milo and preparing for the Christmas Eve party my parents host every year. This is what […]

Lobster Roll Lunch

My Dad made this lunch for my Mom and delivered it to her at work. Isn’t that the cutest thing ever? My parents live in Maine where lobster is currently about $4.75 a pound. With cheap lobster easily accessible, my parents have mastered making lobstah rolls. They believe that the secret to the perfect lobster […]

Style Me Pretty

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 1 year anniversary! If you want to relive the magic you can head over to my favorite wedding blog, Style Me Pretty which featured our wedding on Monday.


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