Friday, June 19, 2009

July 18th - 19th HarborArts Juried Show in Camden!

The summer HarborArts Juried Show is just around the corner. With over 100 artists displaying and selling their works along the Camden Harbor, in the Camden Amphitheater and along Atlantic Avenue, there is an abundance of art to review. With food, entertainment and more, this event is a fun-filled event for the art lover in you! And the views of the Harbor may just inspire a sailing trip while you are here! The sailing is on us with any two night minimum stay! This event is a bi-annual event and one of Camden's most popular! An event not to be missed!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Recipe: Beachcomber Cookies!

This delicious recipe is a pleaser for the whole family and a wonderful variation on a tradtional oatmeal cookie. It is brought to you courtesy of the Food Network and Aida Mollenkamp.

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 sticks unsalted butter (1/2 pound), room temperature
1 3/4 cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup toasted flaked unsweetened coconut
3/4 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
Directions:
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F and arrange a rack in the middle. Place flour, baking powder salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl and whisk to combine; set aside.
Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat over medium speed until mixture resembles wet sand and is airy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, letting each fully incorporate before adding the next. Add vanilla extract. Reduce speed to low, add flour mixture in 2 parts, and mix until just combined, about 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and mix until evenly combined.
Using a 2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets, spaced about 1-inch apart. Bake until cookies are puffed, set, and tops and undersides are golden brown, rotating sheets halfway through, about 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool on sheets 2 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Get your FREE Copy of Jewel of the Maine Coast!

For the most complete information in planning your next trip to the Maine coast, the 2009 Jewel of the Maine coast visitors guide is a must, and now you can request yours for FREE through the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce at http://www.camdenme.org/. Packed with travel tips and information, restaurant guides, must sees along the way and much, much more, you will have your trip planned before you even leave your house! Or you can bring it with you and plan along the way! Feel free to pick on up at the Inns too!