Category Archives: Maine

Saveur & Savoir: Montreal 2017

The first week of July brings us to the Montreal Jazz Festival. We do not mind missing the promiscuous display of red white and blue at home, and are ecstatic to be going rogue.In the upscale province of Justin Trudeau, … Continue reading

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Down On The Farm: Austrian Wines

A balmy evening at a favorite summer dining spot, The Well at Jordan’s Farm, yields Austrian wines to savor and some solid wine-tasting advice. Go Slow “Your first taste is practically a throwaway,” says my wine-savant pal, Chris Ziagos. “Enjoy,” … Continue reading

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Tuscan Wines Shine

Among my favorite Italian expressions is, “Anni e bicchieri di vino no si contano mai,” or “Years and glasses of wine should never be counted.” Here at Enoteca Athena in Brunswick, I am eager to begin a relaxed, uncounted evening … Continue reading

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Rockland: Tidal Treasure

Ah, Rockland — gritty tidal treasure on Penobscot Bay with the soul of a working waterfront and salty hipster vibe. This small seafaring gem proves that art has the power to inspire and restore, with a vibrant museum and gallery scene, award-winning restaurants, upscale … Continue reading

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Royal Pop-Up at Tempo Dulu

Lucky me – I’m invited to an eight-course Royal Thai dinner designed and prepared by Chef Goy Siwaporn, left, who hides a prodigious talent in her tiny frame. Best of all, the sparkling eight-course dinner is held at The Danforth … Continue reading

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Staycation Part II – Up the Munjoy

My neighborhood of Munjoy Hill is a wondrous place where endless ocean meets blue sky. We have fussy formal gardens in brand new pots. Messy gardens in antique containers, overgrown and effusive. And, oops! a few accidental gardens – there’s … Continue reading

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Summer Staycation, Part One

“People are crazy and times are strange   I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range  I used to care, but things have changed” Summer usually finds me on the road visiting inns and bistros. This year I decide to … Continue reading

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