International Coffee Day 2018: Women in Coffee

International Coffee Day 2018: Women in Coffee

This morning I took a coffee break at Life Perks Coffee Company in Wilton, Maine. I don’t go often, but when I do, I always order the “French Toast” latte. I’m not sure that’s the real name, but with brown sugar and cinnamon, it tastes like French toast. It’s...
The Charm and Whimsy of Demitasse Spoons

The Charm and Whimsy of Demitasse Spoons

Some of the best things in life really do come in small sizes. I was reminded of this when my friend Theresa posted a photo of the utensils left for her use at her temporary home in Australia. She posted a comparative photo of her utensils back home in Maine,...
Move Over Pumpkin Spice – Make Room for Maple

Move Over Pumpkin Spice – Make Room for Maple

It’s hard to feel balanced when so much is happening in the world that makes us feel unbalanced. Hurricane Harvey has consumed our interest in recent days, and Hurricane Irma made its way through the Carribean with its eye on Florida. Here in Maine, we’re feeling the...
A Grand Food Adventure in Kennebunkport

A Grand Food Adventure in Kennebunkport

It’s 6:30 am, and I’m at home on my back deck trying hard to not let Mother Nature distract me from my writing. A cup of coffee is at my side. The song of morning birds provides a backdrop for the tap, tap, tapping of my fingers as they strike the keyboard. I am...
Pour Over Coffee Perfection

Pour Over Coffee Perfection

This past weekend we took an opportunity to “get out of Dodge” and went to visit my daughter and her family. I took a freshly, baked loaf of “Nona” bread and homemade butter. I love that my granddaughters have coined it “Nona Bread”. There’s nothing that makes my...