Tag Archives: Maine windjammer

Photo Friday – Peregrine Falcon and a Pigeon

Fridays have occasionally been a place for ‘fun photos,’ hence the usual ‘Fun Photo Friday’ title.  What follows is definitely amazing photography, but I’m a little reluctant to call it ‘fun.’  Incredible, gripping, fascinating – yes.  Fun?  Noooot really. This peregrine falcon apparently had little trouble catching it’s prey, a pigeon, this morning on the […]

Breads – To Knead or Not to Knead

I’m a fan of them all, kneaded and no-knead breads.  They are all my children and I love them, different though they be.  This week’s column is on ways to use sourdough starter in breads for flavor rather than as a leavener.  I know, I know, sourdough IS a leavener, but not for someone who […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Sides – A Supporting Role

This week’s column on Thanksgiving sides got me thinking of all the creative things you can do with vegetables (other than cream of mushroom soup and crispy onions).  Not that there’s anything wrong with that!  Here are a couple of ideas for you if your family will let you try them! Roasted Mushrooms in Garlic […]

Dawn’s Raspberry Squares

When E needs a little chocolate pick-me-up, this is one of the recipes she turns to.  I never knew.  Until last week.  The combination of buttery shortbread crust, tart raspberry jam, crisp almonds and rich chocolate is an unbeatable one. Great, now I have another chocolate recipe to turn to as well.  Oh sigh, what’s […]

Lobster Bake Lady Slipper

There are 3,000 islands off the coast of Maine, however, not all of them are suited for low tide landings.  One that we love no matter what the tide, is in Merchant’s Row off of Stonington, Deer Ilse. It’s a small island, but with two beaches that allow for a leeward fire (in our fire […]

Thank you for the small changes I see everyday

Thank you.  Thank you for the sun, the warm weather, the seeds that are sprouting and the really simple plastic covers that are making it all possible.  Thank you for it all.  It’s such a blessing to walk in the garden everyday and delight in new growth and green. The plastic is a new idea […]

March Forth into Outfitting our Maine Windjammer

From now until May 24th, we pick up speed until that day comes when we need to put our tools down and raise the sails for our first of many summer days out on Penobscot Bay sailing our Maine Windjammer. Ian, our senior crew member this year, started right in on Monday sanding and painting […]

Happy Halfway Day!

Isn’t it awesome when you figure out what makes you more efficient, life run smarter, processes cleaner, efforts smoother?  We just had one of those moments here in the office and as of today, Maine Sails Blog will be folded into the At Home, At Sea blog.  Only one blog instead of two.  One blog […]

We’ll Be Your Fiddler’s Green

To those guests who have recently left us and will no longer sail with us and laugh with us in their physical form, we will miss you. Now you will always have a berth on the Riggin, can always sit back on the cap rail and watch the day go by or stand up on […]

Building a Greenhouse – ups and… downs

Certainly when the girls and Jon gifted me with a greenhouse for Mother’s Day last year, this is not what I was hoping for when I walked to the back of the house one recent blustery day! The winds blow so hard on our property that securing this house to the ground somehow becomes a […]

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