As I said, a lot of our holiday revolved around food...eating, drinking, restaurants, cafes...we love them all. So here are some images from the trip (and some of the reasons for being on that soup diet!)
Firstly... root beer - one of my great loves! They used to sell it in McDonalds when they first opened over here, but now you can only get it over the internet or in the odd speciality shop. So I always order it when I see it on a menu. And this was a really good one - so refreshing and natural. But definitely an acquired taste!
And this was one of the amazing bakery displays at a fantastic restaurant we lunched in one day (State Road in West Tisbury) We DID eat healthy and delicious salads first...but I couldn't resist taking home some samples of the wonderful cakes on display (just for research purposes you understand.....x) They were all gorgeous but my favourite was the Gingerbread Cake made with dark stout...yum.
This wasn't actually my lunch, but I had to take a picture because it looked so perfectly New England-y! And I have it on very good authority that it was as delicious as it looked. This particular lunch was in Portland, an historic coastal town (city?) in Maine. Full of tiny independent shops, great bars and cafes...I was spoilt for choice. Did Christmas shopping and bought Alice a stuffed squeaky lobster from 'Fetch' - just one of the fabulous pet stores we came across. I could have filled a suitcase just with presents for her, but I had to be sensible. She really doesn't need a chunky knit grey wool turtle neck sweater with the Stars & Stripes on the back now does she?! More history, less calories in the next post!
I live with my gorgeous husband, Paul and our wire fox terrier, Alice, in a small country town.I have cooked professionally for 30 years (boy, does that sound OLD!) and now run Sugar Moon, an online brownie business, as well as a small wholesale bakery, which I love. In any rare spare time I'm working on my first novel and a cookbook based on my business. I love Mozart above most things, but also adore reading, movies,visiting different countries,walking Alice, eating & all things foodie as well as spending time with my beloved friends and family....I hope you enjoy my blog!