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A Great New Recipe for the Holidays!
This is a crowd pleaser for all of your holiday celebrations! Try with sliced bread, crackers, fruits or vegetables... or a combination of all! And the recipe makes plenty for a party favorite!Almond Swiss Dip
2 blocks cream cheese, softened
½ cup mayo
1 small bunch scallions, chopped—use green stalk as well
16 oz swiss cheese, chopped (I used the presliced kind in the dairy section—easy to chop)
Sliced almonds, toasted
Combine first 4 ingredients and spread into 11 x 7 casserole dish sprayed with Pam. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until bubbly. In the meantime, toast the sliced almonds in a dry pan. Take dip out of the oven, stir, and cover with toasted almonds.
A quick and easy recipe! You can even make ahead of time and refrigerate until party time. Add about 10 minutes to cooking time if refrigerated!
Haunted History Tours!
Did you know that many of our local towns have stories of the haunted houses and unexplained phenomenon witnesses over the years? Did you know that there is a new tour offered in the area called the Haunted History Tour? And what better season than Halloween to explore such an event! The tour will take you through home in Camden, Damariscotta, Boothbay Harbor, and Wiscasset, and the Lady in the Red Cloak will provide you with historical and mythical stories about each location! Bring your cameras because you may just see something you've never seen before! We would be happy to provide additional information, or you can email HauntedHistoryTours@gmail.com
or call 207-380-3806 for dates and more information! Come back to the "unhaunted" Inn for a glass of wine or refreshments in the comfort and safety of our Inns!
Fall Foliage Update!
While the last two weeks have been unseasonably cold in the Northeast, temperatures have returned to
a more seasonal norm, and the leaves have followed suit! The southern coast of main is all currently at high or peak foliage levels! This is a great time for a weekend getaway and a drive up to the coast to take in the beauty of the Maine midcoast region! By the end of the month, fall foliage season will have passed for another year! The weather forecast is great too! Visit http://www.mainefoliage.com/
for the latest updates on peak season, and call us for your reservations, or just come! We would love to see you, and would be happy to recommend the best outings to enjoy the beauty of the season!
Recipe: Apple Pear Blackberry Crostada
1 1/2 C flour
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick very cold unsalted butter, diced
4-5 tbsp ice water
For the filling:
5 large Granny Smith apples
3 ripe pears
1/4 tsp orange zest
1/2 C flour
1/4 C sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground ginger
Pinch of nutmeg
4 tbsp cold unsalted butter, diced
1 C fresh blackberries, dusted with flour.
Add flour, sugar & salt in bowl of food processor. Pulse a few times. Add butter. Pulse until mixture combines & is the size of peas. With processor running, add ice water & pulse just to mix.Turn onto a well-floured board and form into a disk. Wrap with plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour. Using rolling pin, roll dough into a 12 inch circle. Place on lightly floured baking sheet or pizza stone. Peel, core, and cut the apples and pears into rough chunks. Add the orange zest & toss. Spread apples & pears over pasty. Place blackberries on top. Leave about 2 inch border. Combine flour, sugar, salt, and spices. Place in food processor,add butter; pulse until crumbly. Use your fingers to pinch mixture together until it starts holding together. Sprinkle over the fruit. Fold dough border up over fruit and pinch to form enclosed circle. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the crust is golden and the apples are tender. Allow to cool. Great with vanilla bean ice cream or a wedge of sharp cheddar!
#2 of 14 Best Destinations for Fall 2009 - MSN Travel
We believe it! With the sparsely populated mountain and coastal regions of Maine, it is hard not to take in the beauty of your surroundings. With great coastal towns, offering the finest in dining, antiqueing and so much more, a trip up the coast this fall season is sure to be a perfect quiet getaway, and a chance to get back to nature! MSN Travel also heralds the 23% decrease in airfares to get you there, and be sure to check for our specials for room rates, making this a great season to save on your vacation as well!
Fall Colors have arrived in Maine!
Just after Labor Day, as the weather turns cool and the winds begin to bl
ow, the leaves begin changing colors and the magic of fall begins in New England. Peak fall colors are usually the mid to latter weeks of October, so plan your trip now for a weekend getaway, and drive up the Maine coast to the picturesque harbor town of Camden. For details on the best time to visit midcoast Maine, visit http://www.mainefoliage.com/
for maps and more! Give us a call too and we'd be happy to help you plan the most picturesque routes for your travels!