Category Archives: Maine Restaurants and Deli’s

The corner store, redesigned

Farm fresh eggs - Coastal Collage

Terra Optima Farm Market, Rockland, Maine   It has been a little over a year since Cheryl Denz opened Terra Optima Farm Market. Cheryl has been a farmer all her life. This retail store directly connects farm to table.   Cheryl thoroughly enjoys feeding Rockland in a very literal sense. “Rockland is wonderful! I love […]

A tasting at Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery

Antique car at Sweetgrass Distillery

One at a time. That is how I will visit our Midcoast wineries. My daughter Joy and I did a wine tour once in Temecula, California. I couldn’t drink another glass of wine for 3 months!! Even though I limited my tastings to 12 varieties and only a sip or two of each it was […]

Quite possibly the best clam roll on the East Coast

Fried clam roll at Graffam Brothers

Day Trip: Rockport Memories of days spent with my Italian grandfather clamming and crabbing along the Connecticut shore always brings a smile to my face. It was great fun getting stuck in the mud flats and losing your sneakers. As a 7 year old, the mud would almost be up to my waist.  Afterward we […]

Winter Survival Kit: A Place to Connect

83% of Americans drink 587 millions cups of coffee every day. After oil, coffee is the most valuable commodity in the world. 54% of coffee drinkers say that coffee makes them feel more like their selves. Is it any wonder we are passionate about our coffee? Look at that, it’s a little cup of sunshine […]

Winter Survival Guide: Eye Candy and Comfort Food

Cabin fever already!!? Gotta get out of the cabin! My husband and I decided to take a 30 minute trip down the coast to Damariscotta. Right on route 1,just before taking a left to head into town, on the left, is River Arts Gallery. River Arts Gallery The non-profit gallery supports many talented artists by […]