Saturday, July 28, 2007

Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show

Maine's only in-the-water boat show features boats in the water and on land, fine furniture and home wares, arts, architecture, delicious food
The Fifth Annual Maine Boat show Aug 10-12. Harbor Park, Rockland, is only 8 miles from the Blue Harbor House Inn. For more information visit Don't miss it!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Camden harbor gets the vote from Coastal living magazine

Camden Harbor has been rated hightly by Coastal living Magazine in its search for the top ten harbors in the US. Come and see for yourself....the bustling harbor, great waterfront restaurants...beautiful schooners ...lobsters and so much more...Book a room at the Blue harbor House Inn and a few minutes casual stroll will take you there.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Blue Harbor House, Maine, recipes

Blue Harbor House Waffles have been showcased on the project foodie website!
Blue Harbor House Waffles

What could be better for Sunday breakfast that hot waffles? How about waffles with a berry compote and crème fraiche whipped cream? Give the delightful treat, courtesy of Blue Harbor House (Camden, ME) a try and you'll never want to go back to plain waffles again!
Blue Harbor House Waffles
3 Eggs, Separated
1 ½ Cups Buttermilk
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
½ Cup Butter or Margarine, Melted
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Sour Cream
¼ Cup Sugar
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
In a medium bowl beat the egg whites until stiff. Set aside. In a large bowl beat the remaining waffle ingredients together. Fold in the egg whites. Pour into a hot waffle iron that has been greased and bake. Serve with Berry compote and Crème Fraiche whipped cream, recipes below.
Tip: The batter will be very thick. A thick batter makes a crispier waffle.
Berry compote

2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
2 10oz packages frozen mixed berries (4 cups thawed with their juices)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Grated zest of 1 lemon
Dissolve cornstarch in the water. Set aside. Combine the berries, their juices, sugar, lemon zest all spice and cinnamon, in saucepan and bring to boil. When bubbles appear on the side of the pan (just before it reaches full boil) quickly stir in the cornstarch mixture. Let the fruit boil for only one minute to cook the cornstarch. Overcooking will make the fruit disintegrate. Remove from heat. Compote will thicken further as it cools.

Crème Fraiche whipped cream

1/2 cup crème fraiche or sour cream
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup cold heavy cream
In a bowl, whisk the crème fraiche with sugar until smooth. In a separate bowl whip the cream. Gently fold together.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Harbor Arts and Crafts show July 21-22

Come to Camden and visit the hugely popular Harbor Arts and Crafts show.
Over 100 artists and crafts people display and sell their work amidst the spectacular scenery of Camden Harbor in this, their 31st Annual Show. If you visit the home page of Blue Harbor House you can see a lovely panoramic moving picture view from last year's event. Well worth a visit!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Restaurants in Camden, Maine

One of my favourite restaurants in Camden - 'Ephemere' at 51 Bayview street Camden ( tel 207 236 4451) recently had a well deserved double page write-up in Aug issue of Down East magazine. The menu has something for everyone - the food is fabulous!( my favorite is the smoked haddock on a bed of mashed potatoes)
There is also a lovely Wine Bar upstairs, where you can enjoy a glass of wine and sample their 'Lighter fare' menu. A definite must in Camden!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Camden hills State Park Mid Coast Maine

Take a break from the scorching heat experienced in many areas at the moment. Enjoy cooler climes, take a hike up our famous Mount Battie and experience the stunning scenery of the Maine Coast. There is nothing like it!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Maine Lobster!

Stay at the Blue Harbor House and enjoy a lobster dinner to rival the best! (take part in our interactive cooking experience , and steam your own if you dare!)
Our 3 course set menu lobster dinner is available weekends for $30.00 pp, plus tax and gratuity. We also have a selection of fine wine and beer available for purchase.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Cellardoor Vineyard, Lincolnville, Maine

Just a few miles outside Camden is the Cellardoor Vineyard. It is open daily from 10 to 5.
The barn, which was built in 1790, has been recently renovated and now offers an expanded tasting bar, loft seating area, and a wine & gift shop. Make sure you sample their unique blueberry Wine, which is 100% Blueberry. It is great with blue cheese and toasted walnuts. We attended a recent wine tasting, and sampled some delightful wine ( and came home with a few bottles , too!) This is definitely well worth a visit.