|Our baby girl attempting an obstacle course|
|At the Union Fair|
Anyhow, I became sick on Monday afternoon, and we are talking about one of those terrible, terrible colds, where you forget what it feels like to be well. You keep taking decongestant, pain killer, and try to sleep as much as possible, and you still feel like you were hit by a truck. Basically, it's so bad that while grocery shopping I have an urge to lie down on the floor and rest. By this time, the 3 year old boy is fine and firing on all cylinders, and the baby girl is sniffly, but not really badly off at all- maybe Wednesday, my sister gets the cold, poor, poor thing.
|Bat Removal 101, Bat on Sticky Trap, Pre-Spray|
Ok- so that's been covered, the zombie like malaise of the sickness- which then days later struck my Mom, poor thing. So, while we weren't anywhere near our full strength, we still enjoyed our annual pilgrimage to Camden, Maine. Here were some of our favorite stops:
Chez Michel Restaurant, Lincolnville, Maine This is probably my favorite restaurant up there- and has been for a long time. I have five words for you: lobster stew, rabbit pate and duck. That's was I order every time- and my baby girl, who's a very good eater, ate the fried haddock, rabbit pate, lobster from the stew and some duck, too. Baby approved. Their lobster stew isn't like the other New England fare- these recipes are French and the lobster stew has a lot of white wine and it's one of the most delicious bowls of food in the world. Truly!
Rockland Antiques Marketplace This is a find. And the prices are good- very good. I got a lovely silverplate covered vegetable dish for $18 and a vintage stainless cocktail pitcher (for my mixologist husband) for $18. We also went to the Searsport Antiques Market, and surprisingly, since it's further up the coast and more remote, its prices weren't as good. Still an interesting selection, though.
If you do find some lovely silver pieces, check out our post on creating your own storage using silver cloth.La Dolce Duchessa Silver Storage
We'll be back soon with lots of terrific recipes and home ideas! Brace yourself for some insane weeknight potatoes, mustard crusted chicken and other adventures!
Thank you for reading.
Jessica at La Dolce Duchessa