Four Maine Food Blogs

July 14, 2010 · 23 comments · Print This Post

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My Grandmother Asleep at Popham Beach

In case you haven’t noticed I have some serious Maine-itis going on. To help curb my desire to drive to Portland every single weekend this summer I’ve decided to live vicariously through a number of Maine based bloggers. Let’s hope they can collectively cure my case of homesickness this summer with their words and images.


Plating Up
Follow the Maine Food & Lifestyle Magazine on Facebook

While not a personal site per say, the Maine Food & Lifestyle Magazine’s blog Plating Up is a great jumping off point for discovering some really exciting must eat, see, try, and do ideas around the state. Their team of contributors has the scoop on a host of foodie related stories ranging form the addition of an Antipasti Bar at Chef Melissa Kelly’s noted restaurant Primo (a place I’m DYING to visit this summer) to a seemingly foolproof recipe for Lobster Pie.


Blueberry Files
Follow Kate on Twitter

The first thing that caught my eye about Kate’s blog was her disclaimer to readers that states, “I’m not much into health food; I am into champagne.” Obviously this is a woman after my own heart! of course it helps that she frequently posts reviews about local Portland restaurants which only adds to my growing urge to move back. Case in point — check out her nice write-up on a new food cart, Bazkari, that’s parked in Monument Square these days or read about her follow-up trip to Nosh. If I remember correctly I believe I was told that Nosh has some very adorable waiters. Someone please report back!


Mignardise
Follow Karen on Facebook

I believe that Karen’s blog was one of the first Maine food blogs that I ever followed. We connected after she happened to comment on a post here and I’ve kept tabs on her ever since. What I love about Karen is that she seems to do everything in style; from celebrating her 50th birthday (Happy Belated Birthday!) to almost “killing” her husband Karen’s write-ups are succinct and full of charm. But before you start dialing 911 please note that her weapon of choice was Katherine Hepburn Brownies and not a wrench in the parlor with Miss Scarlet.


Portland Maine Daily
Follow Corey on Flickr

Portland Maine Daily has quickly become one of my must check sites. Corey’s photos in and around Portland never get the “mark all as read” treatment in Google Reader. While this site also isn’t a traditional food blog it does often feature lively images of restaurants, the Farmers Market in Monument Square, and the harbor where all of your favorite seafood treats are caught fresh daily. This is a great RSS Feed addition for those of you who are fans of Maine and I urge you to subscribe.

Do you have any more Maine blogs that I should be reading? They don’t necessarily have to be about food. I’m just looking for some fun reads from home.

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1 Adrienne July 14, 2010 at 4:42 pm

HA! Nosh has cute waiters? I’m going to guess you met my my high school prom date Tuba Tom, then. He’s adorable, and I think he runs the front of house at Nosh. He plays the tuba, hence the nickname.

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2 Hänni July 14, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I don’t know why, but I have always wanted to go to Maine. This post strengthens that yearning. When are you going to take me to your beloved Portland?

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3 April in CT July 14, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Ahhh, beautiful Maine!! We’re planning a trip to Acadia and I can’t WAIT!!! Hopefully I’ll get the ‘in’ on a few good things to do with my research between now and when we go.

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4 Nicole July 15, 2010 at 9:23 am

Love the picture of Gram haha. :)

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5 Kelly July 15, 2010 at 11:01 am

Love the picture of your grandmother. Now that I’m living in the midwest I’m sad I never made it to Portland. Other parts of Maine, yes, but Portland no. Love to have more things to add to the ol’ google reader.

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6 Karen@Mignardise July 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Erin, what a great surprise to see MY blog on YOUR blog!
I’m thrilled to be part of your Maine roundup. Please let me know next time you’re in town and I’ll buy you a drink at Nosh. I haven’t been there yet to check out the waiters.

It’s Clam Fest weekend here – doesn’t get any better than that!

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7 Lori July 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Thanks again Erin for your wonderful ideas. My sweetie is from New Hampshire transplanted in California. We visit the east coast every fall. Hopefully will get to eat at some of these great places. Loved the blogs especially Mignardise! Now I need to learn how to pronounce it!

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8 Karen@Mignardise July 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

Say “mean-yar-deez”. Thanks for reading!

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9 Sues July 16, 2010 at 10:30 am

Yay! Thanks for these awesome blogs :) I’m a huge Maine fan too and grew up going there allll the time. I don’t make it back as much as I’d like to, so I think these blogs will help me too!

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10 Kate July 18, 2010 at 10:33 am

Hey, thanks for the shout-out! I hope we can meet up the next time you give in to that urge to come back to Maine. And I too am intrigued by the cute waiters at Nosh- I’ve only had surly (and yes, attractive) women wait on me. And I just went to Popham beach for the first time 2 weeks ago- it’s lovely up there! And check out Broke207 for some entertaining Maine reads.

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11 Kate July 18, 2010 at 10:34 am

Hm, this comment box seems to be lying about using HTML tags. So here: http://broke207.wordpress.com/

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12 Deb R July 19, 2010 at 11:19 am

Mine is from Maine and my travels to Italy!

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13 Melanie July 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Hi Erin,

Thanks for the kind words about our blog. I just added you to our blog roll.
Would you kindly add us to yours?

Thanks, and Happy Summer!

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14 Elaine July 19, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Hi Erin, I live right outside of P’land (in Scarboro) and consider myself one of the luckiest people on earth! I’m a transplant from Boston and living in Maine is, indeed. “the way life should be.” One of my very favorite blogs is ; she is a middle school special ed teacher in the very Southern Maine area, does some knitting, has 2 enormous cats, and hates vegetables. She is one of the funniest, most clever writers I have ever been privileged to read. Check her out….

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15 Elaine July 19, 2010 at 2:05 pm

For some reason, her name and blog title got left out!
http://sheepishannie.blogspot.com/

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16 Filipino Recipe July 20, 2010 at 3:15 am

Memories of Maine during my childhood had really made a big impact through my years in high school and college. I still harbor at the thoughts of the beautiful scenery and the kind people I shared for 10 years since I was born there and transferred to Asia. I love this blog. It refreshes neautiful memories to me.

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17 jen July 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Wow, what a nice little shout out for Maine! And what a great photo of your grandma sleeping at Popham Beach–it’s the best sand beach in Maine as far as I’m concerned. As far as Maine food blogs, one other I know of is StephenCooks (http://www.stephencooks.com/). And geez I feel pretty sheepish about this shameful self-promotion, but I’ve got a Maine blog too (http://www.foggroadkitchen.com). I’m still getting my feet wet in the food blog world, but it’s been wicked fun so far. Though my focus is food, inevitably life interferes and some posts get waylaid by tales of berry picking, hikes to waterfalls in western Maine, and State Park camping gone bad.

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18 Erin July 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Jen – Never feel shame about self-promotion! That’s how you gain readership. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your link. I look forward to reading about your adventures.

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19 Elizabeth July 28, 2010 at 10:06 am

So glad you found Kate’s blog! She is my best friend from high school!

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20 anne April 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm

really want to run to maine right now, your blog will have to suffice.

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21 Jordan May 16, 2012 at 9:23 am

Love the pic of your grandmother! I love living in Maine and I can’t wait to travel down to the coast this summer!

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