{Silent Sunday: Maine}

Last month, Eric and I took a trip to Maine, where we ate some fantastic meals in Portland (Duckfat and Two Fat Cats) and stayed at the charming Hartstone Inn, in Camden.  On our way out, we had the chance to stop off at an award winning alpaca farm.



  • March 11, 2012 - 7:45 am

    Maureen - I was talking with an old high school friend yesterday and we were talking about a school trip we went on where we stopped in Camden and got into lots of mischief. (innocent mischief!)

    Then I see your blog post. I’m homesick now. :)ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2012 - 10:08 am

    Amanda - You should start Sunday Tours with Brian. I would totally pay to have you take me around and show me all the fabulous things you know! :)ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2012 - 10:25 am

    Lori @ RecipeGirl - Loved your tour… brought back delicious memories of Duckfat and Two Fat Cats Bakery! Nice way to start my Sunday morning :)ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2012 - 11:08 am

    SteffanyF - ALPACA!! Alpaca yarn is the best, most softest thing ever. Also, now I want to eat those fries something fierce. Road trip!ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    Anita at Hungry Couple - Love the photo tour and it made me nostalgic. We stayed in Maine two summers ago and fell completely in love with it. We’re heading back this summer and I can’t wait! I’ll have to remember to check out these places.ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2012 - 1:29 pm

    Lauren at Keep It Sweet - Gorgeous photos! I loved Maine when I was there years ago and really would love to plan a trip there if for nothing else but some great lobster rolls:-)ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    Kiri W. - Looks like a gorgeous day! And I love that alpaca :)ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2012 - 3:40 pm

    Sippitysup - I am sitting “silently” across from you on this Sunday at the Columbus, Ohio airport. Fun weekend. Safe travels. See you soon I hope. GREGReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2012 - 4:00 pm

    Emily @ Life on Food - Looks like you had a marvelous time. Your photos are gorgeous. I love that little block in Portland.ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2012 - 4:38 pm

    MikeVFMK - Lovely B. Sounds like a wonderful trip to Maine. Perfect for a getaway and some good eats.ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2012 - 6:30 pm

    Barbara | Creative Culinary - I fear if I say this my secret will be out but oh well…it is what it is. I think I love animals more than food. Or at least as much. The alpaca…SO cute. I want to own some. I just know the HOA where I would live would have a cow…and then I would get some chickens! :)ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2012 - 9:29 pm

    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. - looks awesome! I have never been to MaineReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2012 - 10:38 pm

    Jeanette - I always enjoy your Silent Sunday posts – just photos to fully appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.ReplyCancel

  • March 12, 2012 - 9:19 am

    Rosie @ Sweetapolita - You know I adore all of your Silent Sunday posts, but, oh oh oh, Maine! I’ve always wanted to go, and, like I mentioned on twitter, I’ve always had a fascination with it. It really calls my name. These photos truly bring me there–so gorgeous. The bakery looks incredible too! And the Alpaca? Dying. xoReplyCancel

  • March 12, 2012 - 9:53 am

    Andrew Frishman - Mnnn. . . I LOVES me some fries, especially when they are from Duck Fat.

    Un aspecto inusual de mi comentario anterior es que se basa en la realidad. . . De hecho, me he comido papas fritas de “Fat Duck” antes y que eran peligrosamente delicioso.ReplyCancel

  • March 12, 2012 - 12:29 pm

    Chez Us - Yep – confirmed I love silent Sunday and now I must get to Maine! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • March 12, 2012 - 6:47 pm

    Russell van Kraayenburg - So many pretty, yummy foods! Is that a fry being dipped in a milkshake?! Want. Actually I changed my mind. I want the alpaca. cute!ReplyCancel

  • March 12, 2012 - 9:29 pm

    Lora @cakeduchess - Your gorgeous photos takes us on a peaceful tour of one of our prettiest states. The food looks fantastic…I need a bite of that sandwich. Sweet alpacas…I bet Barb will get some and a chicken. :)ReplyCancel

  • March 12, 2012 - 9:54 pm

    Monet - Isn’t Maine incredible? We try to go every summer. Thank you for sharing, sweet friend Such pretty pictures to end my day with. Hugs and love from ATX!ReplyCancel

  • March 12, 2012 - 11:25 pm

    Susan @ Spoon and Shutter - I thought we were the only people crazy enough to go to Maine in the winter – and love it! Nothing like sitting at J’s Oyster Bar slurping down a couple dozen Glidden Points, then heading over to Duck Fat for fries as the “second course!” Portland is an amazing food town and you hit on a couple of the high points. Lovely photos – as always.ReplyCancel

  • March 13, 2012 - 12:37 am

    Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings - amazing place! this is my kind of vacation!ReplyCancel

  • March 13, 2012 - 4:27 am

    Jeanne @ CookSister! - I want an alpaca! Now!! ;o) Gorgeous pics :)ReplyCancel

  • March 13, 2012 - 10:44 am

    chutneyandspice - wow I want to get me some of those french fries! What beautiful photos.ReplyCancel

  • March 13, 2012 - 12:26 pm

    Julia {the roasted root} - Your photographs are gorgeous…I haven’t been to Maine for over 10 years and seeing your photographs makes me want to take a trip out there. I live all the way on the West side of the country, so East Coast scenery and ocean is like another world for me, I love it! Thanks for quite the visually pleasing experience!ReplyCancel

  • March 13, 2012 - 12:28 pm

    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com - Gorgeous photos — I’ve always wanted to visit an Alpeca’s farm. They are cute 😀

    BTW, thanks for visiting my blog, Brian :)ReplyCancel

  • March 13, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    Cucina49 - I want those fries and that sandwich, plus a chance to pet an alpaca, please. Gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel

  • March 13, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    Lindsey Frances - love weekend trips to Portland. These are fantastic photos!ReplyCancel

  • March 13, 2012 - 10:24 pm

    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective - Oh. My. Word. Those fries in duck fat! Heavenly.ReplyCancel

  • March 14, 2012 - 1:40 am

    Caitlin - I love that this post is mostly photos… I’m new to blogging and will keep that in mind in the future! Based on the photos your trip was nothing but wonderful. The only Portland I’ve been to is in Oregon, also a very fun place with lots of good food but it may be lacking the alpaca. Thanks for sharing :-)ReplyCancel

  • March 14, 2012 - 1:39 pm

    naomi - I want to take a Silent Sunday trip with you! :) Love these pictures.ReplyCancel

  • March 14, 2012 - 2:06 pm

    meesh - duckfat is the best!!!

    and those alpacas are ADORBS

    great photos :)ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2012 - 7:11 pm

    Heather Gregoire - Maple syrup Sunday is March 25 in Maine, you don’t want to miss it!!!ReplyCancel

  • March 21, 2012 - 11:25 pm

    Rebecca @ All-American Vegetarian - We have spent lots of time in Maine – my inlaws live in the Portland area. Have had baked goods from Two Fat Cats, yum! Have you ever been to their Farmer’s Market in Portland – love it. I am always so relaxed when we go there…looks like you were, too :)
    I love alpacas!

  • July 2, 2012 - 12:36 pm

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  • October 27, 2013 - 6:03 pm

    Mary Schwaner - If I ever get to this area I shall make Duckfat and Two Fat Cats Bakery ” MUST STOPS !”
    Thanks for magnificent photos !

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