Last year, MP was flipping through the pages of the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and a sweet Easter tree caught her eye. Inspired, MP decided to try creating a similar tree with the kids.
Archive for March, 2013
Posted in Crafts, Holidays, tagged brunswick maine, Crafts, cute potato crafts, cutepotato.com, Easter centerpiece, Easter decorations, Easter tree, easy Easter crafts, falmouth, Folly 101 Portland Maine, kids crafts, maine, make your own Easter tree, Nest, Pottery Barn Kids, spring on March 28, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Food, Holidays, tagged American Idol, anna swoboda, artisanal chocolate maine, chocolate, cute potato, cutepotato.com, Easter basket ideas, Easter chocolate, hot chocolate Maine, Isaac Mizrahi, made in maine, made to order hot chocolate, maine, Maine made chocolates, Maine made Easter chocolates, Marguerite Swoboda, real simple magazine, South Portland, Sugar Hill Baking, sugar hill baking company, Sweet Marguerites, Ukrainian Easter eggs on March 22, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Note: Sweet Marguerites closed in September 2013.
MP celebrated her birthday yesterday, and one of the stops on her wish included Sweet Marguerites in South Portland. The sophisticated artisanal chocolate shop and café is owned by Marguerite (Meg) Swoboda. The accomplished chocolatier sells her delicious treats to customers across the United States. Isaac Mizrahi, Real Simple magazine, and American Idol are among her growing list of clients.
Posted in Trails, tagged cabin fever cure, cute potato, cute potato favorite parks, cutepotato.com, falmouth, family events maine march, fort edgecomb maine, friends school silent auction and brunch, gilsland farm audubon center, Good Luck Charlie, gorham mountain, lake auburn, mackworth island, Mackworth Island State Park, maine, march in maine, march walks maine, rachel carson national wildlife refuge, Spring walks maine, The Friends School of Portland on March 14, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Poor CP#1 had a tooth pulled and a stomach bug last week, which means the Cute Potato ladies were in the house for 5 days straight. CP#1 didn’t have energy for much activity other than napping and watching marathons of Good Luck Charlie. By week’s end, she still didn’t feel 100%, and MP was getting a bad case of cabin fever.
On Saturday, Dad Potato took over nursing duty, so CP#2 and MP could get out for a few hours. We decided on a short trip to Mackworth Island in Falmouth. The walk couldn’t have been more restorative. MP swears she could smell Spring in the air: that marvelous, earthy scent packed with promise. And she’d forgotten how beautiful Mackworth Island can be this time of year.
Posted in Food, Recipes, tagged 3 ingredient yogurt, crock pot greek yogurt, crock pot yogurt, cute potato, cute potato recipes, cutepotato.com, eating from the ground up, Fage greek yogurt, Food, freeport, homemade greek yogurt, homemade yogurt, Homestead yogurt, Ina Garten granola, jillson's farm and sugar house, kids snacks, maine, maine farmers' market finds, Maine maple syrup, maple greek yogurt, maple yogurt, ready made yogurt cups, recipe, sabattus, school snacks, smiling hill farms, smiling hill farms milk, Westbrook, Winter Hill Farm, yogurt, yogurt starter on March 7, 2013| 4 Comments »
At the farmers’ market last summer, MP discovered yogurt from Winter Hill Farm in Freeport. The creamy, whole milk yogurt was better than anything MP had ever tasted at the store, and before long, it became a family breakfast staple.
MP considered making her own, but she worried the process would be too fussy. Plus, it was so easy to pick up a new jar at the market!
Little did she know, a Facebook post linking to a recipe for Crock Pot Greek Yogurt would change her mind. The recipe seemed so straightforward and simple, MP thought, why not give yogurt making a try?