March is here and it has a way of encouraging me. Winter will clearly end, sooner or later. The past two snowstorms were not as bad as predicted. The light has changed, and I sense spring is just around the corner. Of course, we must endure mud season first!
OK kids, this week’s recipe is outrageous. It’s pecan-crusted chicken, tenderized with buttermilk. Don’t worry if you don’t like buttermilk, or don’t think you do, because chances are you’ve never even tried it.
Good music, good food, and good company: These three things are true about me: I love music, I love Vietnamese food, and I love meeting new and interesting people (especially over lunch).
It’s back to the classroom this week! We hosted a number of programs for our school-age patrons last week, our toddler and baby book groups were bustling, we had young journalists writing newsworthy articles, and we had a teen creative-writing workshop!
The accompanying photograph is of Mertland Steer and Jane Foster. Mertland was Bert Steer’s son and Bethiah’s brother. Jane was Lelia Atkinson’s stepdaughter.
Creativity from coast to coast to coast: Last month, when I went to view the Great Salt Bay Community School art show in the cafe at Rising Tide Co-op in Damariscotta (see “Lincoln County Artsbeat,” Jan. 12), I ran into an abstract painter named Jaap Eduard Helder.
Lemon sponge pie is sublime. I really think that’s the best word to describe it. It’s delicious, it’s beautiful, it’s rich and creamy, it’s spongy, it’s light and fluffy. But mostly it’s just plain sublime.
I have always known I was an animal lover. As a child, nothing elicited more excitement than knowing it was time for the newest issue of Cat Fancy magazine to arrive. Looking at the pictures of all the beautiful cats and kittens, I believed that as an adult I would own 100 Egyptian Maus.
Once a year, sometime in January, my aunt Ida emails to ask if I’d like to place an order for scallops. I mentioned no-brainers twice in last week’s column about chocolate cake with bourbon in it. This is another one.
Healing art: Many locals know Newcastle musician and empathic healer Emily Sabino for the free Sonic Uplift healing events she offers and for her membership in the musical duo The Flying Seeds, along with her husband, Lenin Sabino.
It’s no secret that I love chocolate cake. I also love whiskey, as evidenced by my love of Manhattans.
Celebrating the human form: The third annual “What’s Nude in Boothbay Harbor?” art show will open on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation in Boothbay Harbor.
Skidompha Library is committed to preserving our local history for the benefit of future generations. Our most recent endeavor is to provide online access to historical archives of The Lincoln County News. We have raised over $40,000 and are working hard to raise the remaining $10,000 to complete the project.
While returning home along Route 1B from my morning coffee break at the Waltz lunch bar, I have noticed all the tree cutting and clearing of land at the entrance to the Lincoln County Rifle Club. The activity started us both thinking how fast time goes by.