For nearly three hours, I stood by Krista Kern Desjarlais in the tiny prep area of the Purple House. I watched as she artfully arranged figs and berries atop pâte sucrée for galettes. I snapped photos as she piled slices … Continue reading
Nothing beats the comfort of a good book, or good Maine bookstores. Indie booksellers across the state craft creatively rich environments, curating books, author events, and knowledgeable staff to help us escape reality and get lost in someone else’s story. Here … Continue reading
After a week recovering from the flu with a steady diet of tea and toast, what I needed was some fun. And pho. Fortunately, both were readily available at Woodhull Public House, the latest addition to Yarmouth’s evolving dining scene. … Continue reading
These southern Maine towns are more than bedroom communities to Portland, offering coastal escapes and burgeoning local food options. Friday 3:45 p.m. @ Town Landing Market My first stop is Falmouth Foreside’s well-known convenience store. It’s been around since the late … Continue reading
Not long after I wrote an October 2016 Maine magazine story about the dining scene in Yarmouth, the town welcomed another restaurant into the fold. Owl and Elm opened in September in the heart of the village, right next to … Continue reading
Building Community Around the Table
Communities collaborate to create access to nature and nourishment for the soul.
On Littlejohn Island, a longtime Yarmouth couple discovers the upshot of downsizing.
The adventurous life of Maine-based photographer David McLain David McLain’s office is in the back of an old barn attached to the 225-year-old North Yarmouth farmhouse he shares with his wife, Anne, and their two children, Finn and Myla. It is … Continue reading
In the months that Maine is covered in white and landscapes are quiet and frozen, hillsides come to lifebusy with colorful sleds and kids bundled up in snowsuits. Sledding has been a winter cabin-fever cure for generations. From organized hills … Continue reading