31 July 2008

going to school on vacation

I had a great day of shopping without children today. I started in Freeport at L.L. Bean and Bridgham & Cook.  Then a friend from Massachusetts drove up to meet me for lunch in York, ME at Stonewall Kitchen. I spent the afternoon in the Kittery outlets, especially Hanna Andersson and Crate & Barrel. The day ended back at Stonewall for a cooking class with Sara Foster, of Foster's Market fame. What an environment for watching a great cook in action! The food was incredible and the staff was knowledgeable and friendly.

The menu was really special. Easy and impressive for a party, though the dishes could also be used for a casual dinner, and leaving lots of improvisation opportunities. Sara's philosophy is pretty simple: Start with the best ingredients, especially whatever is in season in your area, and you can't go wrong. 

1 comment:

Allison Says said...

Oh fun! I LOVE the Kittery outlets. Crate & Barrel is always so dangerous for me, though.

Glad you are enjoying vacation!