A Map & Menu Weekend: 01.03-01.05

Marianmade Farm

We sure set the bar high for winter weekends during this first one of 2014 – it’ll be a tough one to beat! On Friday afternoon, after Thursday’s snowstorm, the fun began when we met one of my college roommates and her boyfriend for a long, laughter-filled lunch at Duckfat. Fantastic fries & fun friends are always a wanted distraction from the coldest of winter days.

The following morning, Michael and I packed our snowshoes, Orvis, and some snacks, and headed north to my family’s cottage in Wiscasset. We had two picture perfect days to snowshoe around the farm and even ventured out onto the beautiful, frozen Sheepscot River for the first time. Taking a break from the snowshoeing, we found that sipping milk punches, reading, and napping by the fire were every bit as enjoyable for us as our adventures in the snow.

Yesterday evening we decided to take advantage of our location and Primo‘s last dinner service until April, and enjoyed another fantastic meal at the renowned midcoast restaurant – this time at the walk-in counter. After a deliciously filling meal of brussels sprouts, meatballs, cassoulet, polenta with roasted vegetables, and a caramelized banana cream pie, we headed home to watch the Downton Abbey premiere by the fire – a delightful end to a delightful weekend. It’s back to work for now, but you can bet that this week will be filled with plenty of winter weather getaway day-dreaming!

Winter Sheepscot River Maine

Snowshoeing in Maine

Michael and Orvis

Sheepscot River

Marianmade Farm Wiscasset

Orvis at Marianmade Farm

Skookum Dog Collar

Frozen Sheepscot River Maine

Orvis's Shadow

Sheepscot River Wiscasset

Primo Rockland Maine

Caramelized Banana Cream Pie Primo

10 thoughts on “A Map & Menu Weekend: 01.03-01.05

  1. mere, this is an outstanding post. while most of the nation is crying over the cold, you three made the best of it…love the images that you shared and am so glad to be able to see the lovely marianmade farm covered in snow. the food at Primo looks fabulous and just looking at the images you shared made my mouth water…will go up there this spring…

  2. Oh my gosh! I want to go snowshoeing with you guys and Orvis SO much. And then eat a meal like this one. Looks like a perfect weekend for you guys. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Absolutely stunning. I cannot wait to make my way up to Maine to see the farm. For now I will live through your posts! Hope you had a fantastic holiday! Take Care! – Kristen

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