Saturday, January 31, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Was $489,000, now $450,000 - a wonderful opportunity to buy a 4 room B&B or 5 bedroom personal residence in Rockland, Maine from motivated sellers
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I had to stop - what a name! (besides, I hadn't eaten anything and I could survive on crusty bread, wine and cheese though I had to do without the wine since I was driving). They offered samples of everything they bake, providing they hadn't sold out. They were all fantastic. And they ship for pennies more! Worth a try.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Sea smoke is a cloud over the sea, which could otherwise be called fog, and is usually formed when very cold air moves over warmer water. The physics are in principle similar to lake-effect snow. My husband captured this photo (I must give him credit) early this morning.
Evaporation from exposed water surface depends upon its vapor pressure. If the water temperature is greater than that of the nearby air, the evaporation continues faster than the air can absorb the water vapor, even though the cool air's relative humidity is 100%. This further evaporates immediately and re-condenses as visible fog, which rises up in convective currents. If the wind blows across cold icy areas like the Arctic, the breaks in the ice sheets where clear water is exposed, the water surface steams up into the air, producing fog.The condition for such fog formation requires not only low surface temperature but also a preexisting surface inversion of temperature to inhibit the rapid development of instability.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
This is true grandeur worthy of great pride.
Sunset Vista offers the buyer possible subdivision, commercial and residential use, family summer retreat; preliminary site evaluations in place for possible expansion of 6 additional cottages and expansion/renovation of the main house. This is a property which could lend itself beautifully as a home (3 BR 2 BA) and investment with rental income from the cottages (2 BR, 1 BA, kitchen); convert to a small summer camp, convert the main house to a B&B (built in 1840), or to a small restaurant/cafe with outdoor seating, maybe picnic areas, an event center or anything else the creative mind could conjure up. It just takes imagination...
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Monday, January 12, 2009
These are a crowd pleaser to say the least! Try them out, package them up as gifts for friends...who doesn't love a homemade cookie, particularly one that's a bit more unique? It's the perfect mix of cookie and nut brittle.
2 cups sliced almonds
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
3/4 cup white sugar
1 stick butter, cut into pieces
1/3 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
Mix all ingredients except nuts in saucepan and melt over medium heat. Slowly bring to a boil, then add the nuts. Mix well, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Then drop onto parchment lined baking sheet – these spread a great deal, so leave PLENTY of room. Bake until they turn golden brown – cool before removing for 2 minutes. Repeat with all batter until done. Spread a thin layer of buttercream on the flat side of the cookie, top with another cookie (flat side to the buttercream) and store in a container between wax paper.
I fill them with an orange-cinnamon flavored buttercream (this I make by taste and texture but I am sure you can find one online)
Thursday, January 8, 2009
This is The Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast in Rockland, Maine. Offered at $489,000, it is priced to sell. Enjoy a wonderful turn-key business, lifestyle and real estate investment.
Lakeshore Inn is just 3 miles to downtown Rockland and 6 miles to downtown Camden. And it's situated across from Lake Chickawaukie giving a feeling of inland Maine but with the conveniences of shopping, restaurants and the deep blue ocean close by.
I love to show people why Maine is so beautiful in the winter - there are countless days with clear blue skies that follow a wonderful snowfall. And when the lakes are frozen, put on a pair of skates or snowshoes and enjoy the great outdoors. Winter here is not for hibernating...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I came across this recently in a World Market store. As a foodie with only moderate wine knowledge (some refer to us as "Wineaux"), the bottling caught my attention as a fun, casual and inexpensive wine for any occasion! They offer several varietals for a tasty conversation piece...which, by the way, is a great thing when you are in the hospitality industry. Any time you can offer guests a little something extra to remember their experience, it shows that you have gone one step beyond cookie cutter and offered something a bit more personal...and at very little expense. Or share a favorite wine with your guests, and it doesn't have to be all the time. Your guests will appreciate your sharing what pleases you.