Our dear friends were in town for a few days last week. We celebrated their final evening in Maine at the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Family Farm Feast. The Freeport-based, farm-to-table dinner featured local fare from two of our favorite restaurants, Gather and Frontier, plus music from North of Nashville. We loved the idea of a farm dinner devoted to families, and couldn’t wait to see what was in store.
Archive for August, 2014
Posted in Events, Farms, tagged cute potato, cutepotato.com, Family, family events maine, family farm dinner, family farm feast, farm to table dinner maine, farm to table maine, Farmer's Gate hot dogs, Farms, Food, Friday Pie Club Yarmouth, frontier brunswick maine, gather (maine), johnny cash, maine, maine beer co., mallett barn, new england distilling, north of nashville band, peeper, Pure Pops Portland Maine, Ring of Fire cover, Teen Ag program, Wicked Whoopies, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park on August 29, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Family, tagged birth roots, crusher, cute potato and non-profits, cutepotato.com, doulas in maine, Family, family activities in Maine September, leah deragon, maine, maine red claws, new parents, parenting, parenting resources maine, parents, post natal classes maine, prenatal classes maine, preparing for birth maine, resources, sand sculpting contest, sandsations, Scarborough on August 21, 2014| 1 Comment »
MP recently met with Leah Deragon, the director of Birth Roots—a Portland-based program designed to assist parents before and after their child’s birth. Leah and her team offer supportive classes, facilitated discussion, and more valuable resources to moms and dads in their cozy space on State Street.
Birth Roots is designed to be all-inclusive, meaning no matter the parenting style, everyone is welcome to participate in peer discussions. “There is a diversity of parenting philosophies,” Leah says, “and facilitated discussion helps moms and dads find what’s right for their own unique parenting experience.”
Posted in Food, Recipes, tagged 4 ingredient desserts, cute potato recipes, cutepotato.com, desserts, easy summer desserts, Food, frozen desserts, homemade lemon sherbet, kids, kids and cooking, krups ice cream maker, la glaciere, lemon, lemon sherbet, yankee magazine on August 11, 2014| 2 Comments »
Last summer, MP purchased a Krups Ice Cream Maker for the kids. Our family loves ice cream and the idea of making it at home together made La Glaciere worth the splurge. We’ve experimented with different variations of vanilla, adding fresh strawberries or mint dark chocolate pieces. It wasn’t until we came across this simple recipe for Lemon Sherbet in Yankee Magazine that we were inspired to try a new frozen treat.
Posted in Beaches, Food, Restaurants, tagged best ice cream in Maine, bresca, cute potato, cutepotato.com, Eater Maine, Family, family swimming Maine, Food, homemade ice cream, krista desjarlais, lake swimming, maine, Maine swimming spots, Melissa Coleman, new gloucester, outlet beach, portland press herald, Sabbathday Lake, summer, swimming, swimming in Maine, what happened to Bresca Portland on August 2, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Bresca was MP’s favorite restaurant in Portland—the creative menu, the wine selection, Krista Desjarlais’ incredible desserts, and the cozy bistro atmosphere made it MP and DP’s go to place for an adult night out.
When Desjarlais decided to close Bresca in May 2013, MP’s disappointment was buoyed when she learned the chef had decided to renovate a snack shack at Outlet Beach on Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester. While there would be no more quiet wine dinners at the Portland location, now our whole family could enjoy Desjarlais’ delicious food, and a day at the lake.