Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday- Antietam and Gettysburg

Antietam Bloody Lane

Antietam Burnside Bridge

Antietam cannons

Watch Tower, Antietam

Gettysburg fence rows

Gettysburg cannons

Gettysburg battlefield

White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast 178 Main Street Freeport, Maine 04032

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Rhubarb Pie

rhubarb pie

There's nothing like rhubarb pie in January to make you think of spring! With a nice cup of tea or mug of hot cocoa, you can almost pretend it's warm outside!


We use pie crust from the store, but if you have a light touch with pie crust, it's always better from scratch!
1- premade pie crust in baking pan
1- sheet of pie crust, defrosted
1 1/2 c chopped rhubarb (fresh or, defrosted and drained)
1 1/2 c strawberries or mixed berries, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 stick butter, sliced

Preheat oven to 375. Bake pie crust for 8-10 minutes, remove from oven.

Mix rhubarb, berries, sugar and vanilla together in small bowl. Pour into baked pie crust so it is mounded up. Dot top of fruit with pats of butter.

Cut the sheet pie crust into strips (see photo) and weave into place over fruit, leaving space for the steam to escape. Pinch & crimp edges.

Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast 178 Main St Freeport, Maine 04032

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Wordless Wednesday- Winter Day in Maine

Winter sunrise in Maine

White Cedar Inn in Winter

Snowshoeing in Maine

Olympia Snow(woman)

Winter beach in Maine

Shadows in winter

Winter sunset in Maine

White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast 178 Main St Freeport, Maine 04032

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Maine Christmas Bird Counts

Christmas Bird Count Freeport Maine Cardinal
Today (Jan 1) was the day for the Freeport-Brunswick area to complete the Christmas Bird Count. I got a cardinal at Winslow Park. Of course there were a lot of ducks in the water around the park, but because I don't know a wigeon from a widget, suffice it to say they were brown ducks and let it go at that. I really need to go out with someone who knows this stuff!

Of course, I also saw a cockatoo but it was perched on someone's shoulder so I don't think it counts toward the CBC!

Gorgeous day out there, the park was packed. Hope we get a few more like this before the snow comes.

For more information about the Maine Christmas Bird Count (CBC) check out the Maine Audubon website.

Happy New Year! 

White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast 178 Main St Freeport, Maine 04032