Except, as I look through the pictures, this is a little bit like "where we ate, part two".
We drove up the coast from York to Kennebunkport, stopping along the way.
Our first stop was the Nubble Lighthouse, which is apparently the world's most photographed lighthouse. (We kept accidentally calling it the Hubble Telescope).
Then, we stopped in York Beach for kettle corn and cupcakes. Clara's Cupcake Cafe was not as cute as I had pictured it in my mind, but the cupcake was delicious.
After that, we kept going and passed the Bush Compound. (Every time we drove past an older gentleman in the area, we would nod and say "Mr. President" quietly to ourselves. We are easily amused).
Then, we headed back to York, where we drove to the top of Mount Agmenticus, which had really pretty views. (Apparently, hiking up the mountain was also an option. We did not choose that option).
Also in York was The Cliff Walk, a gorgeous trek along the edge of the water.
Just down the road was a ginormous Stonewall Kitchen store, which was a great place for tasting samples... but not the most exciting place to visit.
Finally, we finished up our trip at the Kittery Outlets and a lovely little place called When Pigs Fly Bakery. This place was a carb-lovers dream. We left with a loaf of Baby Spinach, Onion and Garlic Ciabatta bread, but we taste-tested plenty of others.
We also went to a super chintzy mini-golf place, because it was the only one open in the off-season. We wouldn't recommend it... unless you're desperate to play mini-golf.
Our first night, we went to Lobster Cove in York Harbor. The restaurant has gorgeous ocean views, and the lovely waitress offered to make my lobster sliders with butter instead of mayonnaise. (God bless that woman).
The next day, we ate lunch at The Ramp in Kennebunkport, just down the street from the Bush family compound. (Apparently, George Bush Sr. will drive his boat up to the dock to get his food). Mr. Kinne got a yummy, hand-pressed burger, and I ate clams Portuguese-style. This was another place with a fantastic ocean view, plus the walls were covered in sports and political memorabilia.
Dinner at Clay Hill Farm was amazing. (Really, all we could talk about on the ride back to the Inn was how great everything was). We started with grilled flatbread and seasonal salad. Then, Mr. Kinne ordered roast duckling and I got the haddock. We finished with cheesecake and something called "Chocolate Oblivion." (How could I not order something with that name?)
There were tons of places to eat in Maine, but we actually finished our trip with a quick stop in Peabody, Massachusetts. We visited my one true fast-food love: Sonic!
The end of the week just flew by! I rushed to get a million things done-- and now I have a week off to do not much of anything.
I love being a teacher.
I also love eating lots of yummy Spanish food, which is what we did at our little Tapas Party this week. ("Tapas" is the name for any number of little appetizers usually served in Spain).
Our menu included olives, cheese, crackers, focaccia bread, chorizo and a Spanish omelette.
I wish I had gotten a picture of the focaccia bread right out of the oven, because it looked like something you would order in a restaurant. (My kitchen experiments usually taste good-- but they rarely look like they could be featured in Martha Stewart Living).
I browned the chorizo in a pan and served it alongside the Spanish omelette. There were about a billion recipes for Spanish omelettes online, and I cobbled them together to make mine.
4-5 potatoes, peeled and slice thin
1/2 onion (I used a few shakes of dried onion flakes, because I am a hot mess when I try to cut raw onion)
6 eggs, whisked
Salt and pepper
About a 1/2 cup of oil (enough to almost cover the potatoes in the pan)
1. Heat oil and onion flakes in a pan.
2. Add potato slices and heat, covered, for 20 minutes. (I stirred them every few minutes)
3. Place softened potatoes and onion in a greased 13x9 baking pan.