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An Inside Day

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Mark, Amy and I have been working outside in the garden to get everything ready for the busy season but today is looking like an inside day.  The rain is falling, skies and gray and, unfortunately, I hear wind is forcasted for later today and lasting through the weekend.  I am not a fan of wind.  Well I will make the best of it and curl up on my cozy blanket and take a long morning nap.  I heard something about bread baking this afternoon so maybe I can help with that.  Here’s to a cozy, dry, unwindy weekend for all of you....

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Blueberry Muffins

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Amy posted on the B&B’s Facebook page yesterday and created a demand for a Blueberry Muffin recipe. She doesn’t give out recipes often but I have highjacked this recipe to post for all of you who wanted it. The muffin recipe is from the book Dishing Up Maine by Brooke Dojny.
 
Martha’s Marvelous Blueberry Muffins ...

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Banners Over Bath

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Every spring Main Street Bath sponsors a public art dispay called Banners Over Bath. Anyone can pick up a canvas for a small fee and paint a banner to go with that year’s theme. The banners are then displayed downtown on the lampost to brighten up the downtown during the rainy, sometimes muddy, spring in Maine. This year’s theme celebates Bath’s status as one of ten semi-finalists in the national Great American Main Street competition – a competition which we won! I took a walk downtown and took a few pictures to show you but you can also see the banners here or, better yet, take a trip to Bath and see them in person. ...

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Everthing’s Coming Up Green

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

An unexpected early spring and St. Patrick’s Week (Yes, here in Bath the celebrating goes on for a week) makes my whole world look like it is turning green! The Snowdrops and Crocus are sprouting and blooming in the garden. The buds on the Magnolia tree keep getting bigger and bigger with all the warm sunlight and Amy has forced some Forsythia in a vase at the front door. The weather has been unseasonably warm with more warmth and sunshine in the forecast and that means lazy days on the patio instead of on my bed in front of the window. I will love this spurt of spring even when the weather turns cold and blustery again in the next couple months and we know it will – we live in Maine! Like I said, we are also celebrating St. Patrick’s Day here in Bath with Bath Blarney Days! The fun includes a big parade, a soda bread baking contest, lots of special sales downtown many relating to all things green and the highlight this year, Bath’s Blarney Ball. The committee has been hard at work planning this great event with live music (Big Chips Trio), dancing, light refreshments, door prizes and more. I really wish I could attend but I know Amy and Mark will give me a full recap of the party and maybe some pictures – which of course I will share with you. On top of all of that we will make our guests welcome and comfortable, cook fabulous breakfasts and make sure everyone enjoys a bit of the Irish this weekend....

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Maine Shrimp

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

One of the best things about the quiet season in Maine is that Maine Shrimp’s Season fall during this time. I love seafood and Maine shrimp, although small, are a wonderful, sweet delicacy that are great in a variety of recipes. Amy cooks them up for in pasta or on top of pizza. They are also great in chowder and Downeast Magazine has a great recipe. Of course, to get them at their freshest, you’ll have to come for a visit!...

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It is the Wicked Quiet Season

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Just a quick reminder from me that it is the Wicked Quiet Season here at our B&B which means wicked good prices. Rooms are either $100 or $120 a night and that includes a gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea in front of the wonderful fireplace in the gathering room. Of course you get to be greeted by me which is always the highlight of the stay (well, at least, for me it is!)Give us a call and book a room soon – Wicked Quiet Season ends March 31st....

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Christmas Decorating – It’s Finally Done!

Friday, December 9th, 2011

I didn’t think Amy and Mark would ever get done with all the Christmas decorating this year. Yes, they started earlier than in years past but it took them until today to finally be finished. Although the wait is worth it – the B&B looks great! Lots of lights and greenery both inside and outside to welcome guests. There are 9 trees downstairs and each of the common rooms’ tree has a theme. The parlor is all done in white and silver with a little blue in some of the ornaments....

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All the Great People…

Monday, July 25th, 2011

July is almost over and I have been so busy with guests I haven’t kept up on my blog. I have met so many great people in the past couple months and got to say hello again to some old friends. There was the lovely couple who spent their 40th anniversary with us last year and came back this year for their 41st celebration. And the great couple from New Jersey here hunting for treasures at the many antique shops and flea markets throughout the midcoast. Of the newlywed couple who spent the last night of their honeymoon with us before heading home. With the unusually hot and steamy weather, many guests were wilting and wondering if Maine is always that hot but our Atlanta guest just kept moving and said it felt like home. As for me, the hot weather did me in but I still had energy to greet all the wonderful people who come through the doors and make them feel welcome at my B&B....

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House & Garden Tour

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Bath is a buzz with excitement over this coming Saturday’s House Tour of Achitectural Gems and Hidden Gardens organized by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. This is the 9th annual tour and is sponosored by Bath Savings Institution and Down East Magazine. New this year is the Honorary Chair – Steve Thomas, award winning televsion star and former host of This Old House. Mr. Thomas will be giving a lecture at 8:30 a.m. before the start of the 10:30 a.m. tour. The tour always features great Bath homes and gardens with interesting achitectural details and lovely plantings/flowers. The homeowners work hard to have their properties in top shape (I know since we were on the tour 2 times, once for the house and the other time for the garden!) and local businesses work with the homeowners on staging and setting the perfect scene. There are lots of extras this year with the tour – “Stay, Play and Dine” packages, box lunches and much more. Check out SPI’s website, get all the details and purchase your tickets. Don’t forget to book with us if you are going to spend the weekend!...

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Finally Done!

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

I didn’t think she would ever finish but Amy finally finished the front garden and urns today and, if I do say, she did a fine job. Check out all her hard work!...

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