Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and MP likes to give and make special gifts for the family. It never ceases to amaze MP how many choices there are for creative gifts in Maine! Following are a few favorites: 1. A crocheted hat for kids and adults. 2. Get festive with felt heart garland from InJoyEcoCutie 3. This balsam pillow from Lakeside Quilts …

Father’s Day Weekend Picks

Saturday, June 19: Strawberry Festival Pineland Farms New Gloucester What’s not to love about Pineland Farms, with its sprawling green campus, gardens and wonderful market? Stop by this Saturday for the Strawberry Festival. Kids can learn to make ice cream (11:00 – 1 p.m.) and sample locally made treats. Later in the afternoon, Mom and Dad can enjoy a wine …

Make Dad’s Day

We’ve been trying to come up with something to surprise Dad Potato on Father’s Day. It’s hard. Last year, we made him Viva El Papa t-shirts. This year we’re considering a Dad Rocks theme, but our glittery guitar card didn’t turn out as planned. Thankfully, Mom Potato came across a few last minute possibilities to suit all Daddy types: The …

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Crabtree’s Blueberries

Not long ago, a friend mentioned making her grandmother’s blueberry buckle. We were curious; what the heck is a buckle, anyway? Like any smart potato, we consulted Sharon Tyler Herbst’s Food Lover’s Companion. Buckle is just another term for a single layer cake. And then coincidentally, while visiting Spring Brook Farm in Cumberland, we discovered a buckle recipe at the register. …