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In Our Maine Garden: Week 1 … Or, The Growing Season Begins

We’re growing our own food again this summer. What’s in our Maine garden? And what are we buying from the local farmers’ market? Find out. Our local farmers’ market has quickly become an explosion of produce — radishes, baby arugula and greens, lovage, rhubarb, pea shoots and more. It’s been delightful to plan our meals around …

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Watermelon Ginger Smoothie Recipe and Staying Hydrated with Fresh Fruit, Odwalla and ZICO

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are my own. #FreshCutSavings #CollectiveBias Cool watermelon combines with zesty ginger and smooth coconut water in this easy Watermelon Ginger Smoothie recipe for one. Warm weather has finally arrived in Maine. That’s good news after what felt like never-ending cold weather …

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A Look Back on my 2017 Goals: The Good, The Bad and the Oops

Oh, resolutions … they are the goals we set for ourselves and them promptly abandon within weeks. That’s why I’ve stopped setting resolutions and instead chosen goals each year. I set seven 2017 goals. Here’s what happened to them. In Review: 7 GOALS FOR 2017 52 Books in 52 Weeks: To date, I’ve finished 30 books. I …

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Tiered Confetti Cake

Homemade confetti cake is a tasty, made-with-love, vanilla-flavored take on a favorite birthday cake. And it’s even more fun with tiers. And just like that, she turned 10. This sensitive, brilliant, talented, curious girl who has challenged, loved and enlightened me has been on this planet for a decade. This stage-loving, dancing, acting, singing, spotlight-craving …

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Good Maine Pizza: Finelli New York Pizzeria

Finelli New York Pizzeria in Ellsworth serves a thin, New York-style pizza with great flavor, texture and taste. It’s good Maine pizza — and worth the drive. I nearly titled this post “the pizza we’ll drive 45 minutes to eat.” And with good reason — that’s precisely what we did last weekend. I really wanted …

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Inside the Portland Museum of Art, October 2017

Located at 7 Congress Square, the Portland Museum of Art sits at an intersection of roads and art and culture and coffee. This public art institution was founded in 1882 as the Portland Society of Arts, and bears the distinction of being the oldest and largest public art institution in Maine. Outside, an 8-foot tall …

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Garlic Ginger Broiled Shrimp

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. A sweet-savory garlic ginger glaze gives these broiled shrimp a delightful flavor that pairs nicely with the slightly spicy Ling Ling Bibimbap Beef Fried Rice. As a child, I didn’t play sports — not the organized team sports my friends played. …

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