Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The B's -- Blueberries and Bar Harbor

We've been traveling again -- Husband Jim and I.     Going to lands we've not been before -- New England!      We found ourselves first in Maine -- in Bar Harbor

With beautiful views of the Harbor . . .

And a charming downtown to shop in!

And what is main without blueberries?     Pies and muffins -- with the window opened it was tempting to reach in and take one -- they were fresh out of the oven, the aroma was heavenly and they were still warm.

But inside the shop . . . .

Tins of blueberry muffins awaited customers.    And what a choice . . . a muffin or a piece of pie!

I chose the pie.    Blueberry perfection!   Blueberry heaven!    Still warm and bursting with fresh wild Maine blueberries!     It was amazing!

But first . . . we had one of these.    Another must when you visit Maine.

A Lobster Roll.    From The Side Street Cafe.    Voted the best lobster roll in Bar Harbor by the locals.    We thought it very tasty.   Husband Jim and I with a vote of two to zero voted it the best lobster roll we had in Bar Harbor!     Full of perfectly cooked lobster meat, a hint of mayo, a fresh grilled roll and a sprinkle of paprika.     It's a perfect lunch when you're in Bar Harbor!

It's Monday and I'm joining Smiling Sally for Blue Monday.     There isn't anything bluer than blueberries!

And my Bar Harbor souvenir?    A tin of Bar Harbor Wild Blueberry Tea.    It's a wonderful tea bursting with fresh blueberry flavor.    Not from flavorings but from real blueberries.     It brings back memories of the day we spent in Bar Harbor!   And it's a tea that I'll always keep in my larder.    For I found that I don't have to go to Bar Harbor to purchase it -- I can buy it online!


On Crooked Creek said...

I can smell the blueberries...literally...I just took a blueberry coffee cake out of the oven! HA! I'm also brewing tea to go with it for our evening treat! Your lobster roll sounds delicious! I do indulge in crab meat salad at a favorite dining spot in Wichita. Thanks for taking us along on your journey. Brought back memories of Maryland and the Bay!

Pondside said...

That pie - that Lobster Roll - so hard for a transplanted Maritimer to see and not taste!

acorn hollow said...

I have been to bar harbor many times. You really got the taste of Maine for sure. There is nothing like a lobster roll.

Gwen said...

I have only been to Bar Harbor once but tried to eat everything blueberry I could find. Also ate my share (or maybe more than my share) of lobster. Thanks for bringing back those wonderful memories!!

Carol at Serendipity said...

So glad you are loving Maine. The very best lobster roll is in Damariscotta at Red's Eats. And the lobster quesadilla at Sarah's across the street is unbelievable! Not sure if you are still in Maine but if you are Camden, Portland and Ogunquit are wonderful places to visit.

The French Hutch said...

What beautiful scenery, great photographs. This is a trip I want to make. Grumpy's blueberry muffins look delicious but the pie would stop me in my tracks. I'm sure is was as good as it looks in the pic. I love taking the trip with you through your photos.

The French Hutch

Kerin said...

Wow! What a great trip to take. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad that you found my blog; now I can visit you back. I am joining as a follower, and looking forward to reading your posts.
Love the post about your kitchen!
We too, have a small kitchen. I think it's an old house blessing :)
I love the island! We recently renovated out kitchen, and added an island. We love it, and it was one of the best decisions we made for this renovation.
Have a great week.

SmilingSally said...

Oh, WOW . . . I gained 5 lbs. from this post. Yum!

Happy Blue Monday to you, Martha.

Babs said...

I'm looking at that lobster roll and drooling. Sorry, not a pretty sight. Thanks for taking us to Maine. It looks like you had a wonderful trip with blueberry pie to top it off. Yum.

Unknown said...

the aroma of pies and muffins is enough to make me go in. wonderful photos.

Kim, USA said...

Wow that looks so delicious I could almost smell the blueberry cake ^_^

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william said...

Martha, there just couldn't be anything yummier than that pie, those muffins, and that lobster roll! Only in Maine, right? I'm so glad you have had such a nice fall vacation! Have a great trip back.


lindaraxa said...

OMG I would kill for that lobster roll! I have been yearning fo one all year...

Come on over to Lindaraxa, there's s small surprise for you.