Monday, March 23, 2009

Marnee's Cookies-Bath, ME "The Cookie House Song"

Ok - It's corny - but it's so very Maine and small town America. I cannot wait to try Marnee's cookies. Everything she does turns to gold. I'll have to wait until June when I head to Georgetown for my annual escape to our future retirement home and current vacation rental!

YouTube - Marnee's Cookies-Bath, ME "The Cookie House Song"

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cannoli and Lobster Claws

Sometimes you just have to share your favorite things with others. I was on Facebook this morning and noticed a friend (Italian) and her sister had been chatting about a pastry for St. Joseph's day, and of course conollis and Maine Whoopie pies came up. Got me thinking about my last trip to Boston and the North End and good old Mike's Pastry. For those of you needing some Italian pastries or cookies take a look. Me, I'm headed to a local San Clemente shop that makes them...

mikespastry: Pastry: "'Mike's Famous Cannoli: Handmade Shells, with a Favorite Fresh Yellow-Cream Filling – 10CT'
Price: $25.00

'Mike's LobsterTails (La Sfogliatella): Handmade Shells, with Fresh Cream Filling – 4 CT'
Price: $20.00

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Portland Museum of Art sets record attendance -

Portland Museum of Art sets record attendance - "PORTLAND, Maine (Map, News) - The Portland Museum of Art has discovered that there's nothing like a little rock 'n roll to bring in the crowds.

The museum in Portland, Maine, drew a record 17,839 visitors in February, thanks to the popularity of its exhibition 'Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography.' The figure broke the mark set by an Ansel Adams exhibition in 2000.

'Backstage Pass' draws from the nation's largest private collection of photographs of rock musicians. Many of the 268 photographs of artists including Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, the Clash and Madonna have been rarely seen in public.

Chief Curator Tom Denenberg says the exhibition 'exceeded all of our expectations.' It remains on view through March 22.