Annie and I at the beach this morning...and yes, we are wearing winter coats!
Little Miss Annie made an appearance at The Barnacle and spent the evening with me drinking wine and eating some really delicious treats... she could only keep saying "ohhhh, you and Anna are going to have such a good time here this summer!" and I couldn't help but agree! She got me even more excited (if at all possible) for my next visit from Miss A.C.B. in June. The Cottage anxiously awaits your arrival!
Things have been picking up in Maine lately... a lot of baking for Squash Blossom (thankfully) and Sweets and Meats Market is coming along (double thankfully). I have also started a yoga teacher training program that is fantastic! However, I have lost the internet connection at my cottage which has made this keeping in touch really difficult. So bear with me...there will be more!
On my way home from work the other day, i stopped by a little farm stand selling strawberries and ended up bringing a basket full home..so i decided to make a strawberry shortcake recipe i found in Tartine, which turned out to be quite delicious. Throw in my new addiction to Picassa (thanks to Jessica) and i've got a fun collage to show off this simply lovely, old-fashioned dessert. Without forgetting the hand whipped cream to top it off of course. I couldn't even remember the last time i had this, so it was a welcome treat for me and the boys, as well as the javabean crew whom i shared it with the next day..take a peek at the Tartine Bakery Cookbook if you are not already familiar..it is an array of exquisite, yet simple dessert creations (plus a few savory recipes but mostly sweets). Not to mention the beautiful pictures and the full of praise forward written by Alice Waters.
inbetween a sweet and a savory..great with corn potato chowder or any kind of chili..a.clay
These girls+great food+yummy wine=happiness
Slow Food Dinner..a.clay
and going to the zoo..seriously.
silly makes three
Drink n' Stick Red-by Some Young Punks
attatched to the backside of the bottle is a wardrobe of stickers so you can dress this buxom beauty...love their labels and the wine is quite yummy-retails for 20 bucks....a.clay
a new spin on jessa may's carrot cake..
a photobooth beneath the stars..
Sweets and Meats Market
Fresh greens from the community garden
Sweets and Meats Market
He loves to feel the wind in his hair..
Pizza Night has become a regular event at our place..
Rustic Black-Raspberry Galette
An affinity for all things vintage..
a hand made vintage apron from me mom..
heels and hats..
My momma and me..
the most amazing woman i know..
our favorite place to be
HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY!
it is more than likely we will do just that..
and getting ready to bake
Wake up from everyday routine. Wake up and realize you can do and have more. Wake up and do what you set out to do. Wake up and smell the coffee..
our first morning in Fiji..
A DogFish Head recommendation..
A big, belgian-style Wit brewed with coriander and orange peel and fermented with Pinot Noir juice. After fermentation a fraction of the batch is aged in Oregon Pinot Noir barrels, and another fraction is aged on oak staves, then blended together. The best of so many worlds!
Eat your greens...
flatbread co. portland, maine
Apple Rougemont Cake
JULIE & JULIA
a good read for anyone who has ever tried to master the art of something..
one of my favorites
last night together in NC
~ all photos on this blog are taken by anna brandt and jessica shepard unless otherwise noted. hope you enjoy!