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the maine thing

I’ve been in Maine for about 48 hours, sampling their fine fare, meeting the good people, and exploring wonderful farms and local businesses. I’ve heard so much about Maine and it only took me 40 years to get out here to see it for myself. Just wanted to share a few snaps before I ship off to sea:

flash fried shishito peppers

blueberry shrub spritzer

learning about educating children on the gulf of maine

visiting one of many farms

beautiful lunch

pretty spaces




an open kitchen

13 nibbles at “the maine thing”

  1. Margie says:

    Beautiful photo’s. Enjoy your trip. I can’t wait to read about your adventure at sea.

  2. Woohoo says:

    New England is beautiful.

  3. April was in CT now CA says:

    One thing I miss about living in CT is how close we were to Maine. Our first (and only so far, how sad) vacation to celebrate our 10 year anniversary was to Acadia National Park and if you ever get a chance to explore that gorgeous area jump on it. We rented a small cottage much cheaper than any hotel I could find and the short week we were there was not enough time to see/do it all. If we still lived in CT we’d be going back! We went in October when the leaves were changing and it was glorious. Enjoy your trip and safe travels.

  4. Shut Up & Cook says:


    I grew up on the coast, north of Boston.

    How are there not any lobster pictures in here yet?!


  5. Kristin says:

    Looks like fun!

  6. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary says:

    Ahhh you are in my neck of the woods. New England is pretty great.
    Make sure to get a lobstah!

  7. Jennifer @My Family.My Friends.My Life says:

    Welcome to Maine! I am been a reader for a while and was so happy to see this post! I live right outside of Portland. Glad to see you’re enjoying your time here, it’s a wonderful state!

  8. Rocky Mountain Woman says:

    Haven’t been there in years…

    I need to spend about a month there just eating…

  9. joey @ 80 Breakfasts says:

    Great photos! Have never been to Maine…I can imagine how lovely it is already! Enjoy!

  10. Melissa says:

    Where in Maine is this? I must try those shishito peppers!

  11. Cindy says:

    I just returned this week from our family vacation from Maine. We were also at that wonderful place with the shishito peppers! It was amazing! We ate so well I think I want to live there!

  12. jenyu says:

    Margie – thanks!

    Woohoo – yes, it most certainly is.

    April – I’ve heard a lot about it and plan to go there sometime in the next year or so. Thank you!

    Shut Up & Cook – well, we hadn’t hit the lobster scene yet ;) But we did!

    Kristin – loads of fun :)

    Lisa – I got one – or two… or three?? ;)

    Jennifer – wow, lucky you. You live in a remarkable place. I love Portland and the rest of the places I visited in Maine. Really special <3

    Rocky Mountain Woman - yeah, that would require AT LEAST a month!

    joey - thank you! You should definitely visit.

    Melissa - This was at El Rayo Taqueria in Portland. Absolutely fabulous food. All of it.

    Cindy - If I didn't love Colorado as much as I do, I might be thinking the same thing! :)

  13. bakergirlmd says:

    Went to “Bah Hah-bur” and Acadia Nat’l Park when I was younger. Ate myself in lobster and loved it! Beautiful area; wished I was there right now!

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