Monthly Archives: August 2010

New Endeavors In Nokomis

I keep being asked how I like retirement in Florida. I wouldn’t know. We are busier than ever Want something done? Give it to a busy person! I have taken on the entertaining and challenging task of spearheading a 40th year reunion of my high school class. At the same time we are busy exploring this unique area. Continue reading

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SOLD! Large Shorefront 3 bedroom/2 bath Home on 4+ Acres in Maine

Only $389,900! Are you looking for a bright and airy recently built modern contemporary house with an open floor plan? This amazingly well thought out year-round home on enchanted Deer Isle sits on 4+ acres with over 360 feet of shore and offers a commanding view of the cove. There is a 8′ wide wraparound deck which looks out toward the 4.2 acres of virgin spruce, fir, and white birch forest, and 360 feet of shorefront on Conary Cove’s tidal swimming cove – perfect for kayaking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, clamming, birdwatching, and roasting marshmallows at the firepit. Eat famous Maine lobsters and a Maine blueberry pie on your deck and watch the herons, eagles, and other wildlife. Be inspired to paint or sculpt or write. This house provides it all.
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Honoring Family Traditions and Holidays – Scalloped (aka Au Gratin) Potatoes

Once we built the house our immediate family had a tradition of coming up to Maine for Easter and Thanksgiving holidays. As you’ve no doubt discerned, we love to eat foods from many cultures and our festivities weren’t always accompanied by the “turkey for Thanksgiving, ham for Christmas” type offerings. In fact we typically would serve lobster and steak for Thanksgiving in Maine. But no matter how we digressed from the all American offerings, I think my family would have boycotted the meals if I didn’t have scalloped potatoes on the menu. Continue reading

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In the Mood for Baking? Try Apple Banana Walnut Bread

I always have a bowl of fruit on my dining table. Last night I noticed a couple of bananas and apples were getting over ripe. That gave me the idea to do a bit of baking after church today. I’m not much into sweet breads with the exception of Apple Banana Walnut Bread. I made two loaves – one for us and the other for a neighbor who has been friendly. What better way to get to know someone than to knock on their door with a freshly made sweet bread in hand?

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