It's done! The quilt for Kasia's baby girl is ready for delivery! It's another reversible one, but with a completely different design on each side—which made deciding how to actually quilt the thing quite a challenge. But I absolutely love the result and hope Baby Ariel will, too.
Badger and I lived together in the Midcoast region of Maine for six years—Thomaston, Rockland, Tenants Harbor—it's where we met, where we got married, where we wish we could still be ... and where we guess we will eventually return to. But for now, I write this from the Pacific Northwest, where we currently live. For now, Rockland must live on in our hearts (and stomachs).
We are always making lists of places for people to eat when they're in Rockland—you'd be surprised how many people we bump into who are going to Maine! I figured I'd put all our very favorites together in this format for easy reference. [Update: I only managed to write about four of them so far, but additional posts will eventually get completed to round out the offerings.]
These are not-to-miss restaurants. There are many other places to eat in Rockland that are very good, but these are the places that we patronize EVERY time we return—which is thankfully for at least two weeks every year to visit my parents who still live there in the Midcoast region (Hi Mom and Dad!).
Here's a preview of what's below: • Home Kitchen Cafe—650 Main • In Good Company—415 Main • Suzuki's—419 Main • Conte's—148 South Main (directly next to Primrose Framing)
And I will try to soon write about these other favorites as well (also every-visit kind of places): • Cafe Miranda (for great, big food) • Wasses (a hot dog stand—there's one on either end of town)
Also, for COFFEE, go to: • Rock City!
And while you are there at the café, check out the coolest little bookshop in, well, anywhere: • Hello Hello Books!
Tonight we grilled up one of our favorites—steelhead (often called salmon but it is actually trout)—and also tried a new experiment grilling broccoli. Both were delicious!
Shannon took this from out by the grill ...
First, if you live anywhere near Central Market in Poulsbo or Town & Country (called simply T&C by locals) on Bainbridge Island, you should consider yourself very lucky. These two grocery stores (two of the five in the local Washington chain) are excellent, catering to those of us who love fresh, local ingredients as well as the odd and necessary condiments. [We will write a proper review of these stores in a later post, but quickly: if you are a cheesesteak person, do not miss the one at Central Market, nor the ham and brie panini at T&C—a perfect lunch for the ferry on the way to the city.]