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COASTAL MAINE INNKEEPER’S WINTERTIME REMINISCENCES, RESOLUTIONS, RECIPES AND WRITING BLOGS – PART TWO

February 16th, 2011 by richard-pamela-riley

The sun is beginning to set on Hodgdon Island Inn

It is now Friday afternoon and the sun is beginning to set.  Richard and I have had a wonderful day here on our tiny little island in Maine. (I read somewhere recently that Maine has more than four thousand islands, but I will not digress).  We have progressed a little further on our current re-decorating projects (more on that later); we fed our resident seagulls and crows who are experts at landing on what you and I would deem slippery spots; we stretched our legs and walked over to the Post Office while dodging incoming cars to the Trevett Country Store at lunchtime; and stopped by our neighbor’s and got invited to have tea. As I said, it’s been a lovely day.

Maine has more than four thousand islands ...

That’s been one of the surprises that we have discovered in our new life here in Boothbay – there are so many places to explore (this week alone we have been to Newcastle, Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Bath and Brunswick), so many things to do; so many people to meet  and nasty bronchitis to get over once and for all.

SO, what all this boils down to is that I am way behind on my New Year’s resolution (like I am all alone here!) to test and post some new Hodgdon Island Inn or Pamela Byrne Riley-favorite recipes each month.  But henceforth (I have always wanted to use that word) I will endeavor (always wanted to use that one too) to adhere to my resolution.  Going forward, if I do not have a new recipe posted, let’s say, by the 15th of each month, you have my permission to nag me, okay?

This is NOT your grandmother's plum pud!

To get the proverbial ball rolling, I have already shared the much requested Baked Plum Pudding recipe which I was originally going to post in keeping with the old English tradition of serving a second plum pudding on New Year’s Day and will be posting my February recipes:  Barm Brack or Barm Bread in a tribute to my Mom and her favorite Irish saint, St. Brigid (see blog titled Nine Room Bed and Breakfast Inn On The Water Located Four Miles From Boothbay Harbor, Maine), second only to St. Patrick himself and  a super easy-to-make Raspberry Bavarian soufflé in honor of Valentine’s Day.

In honor of the Irish saint, St. Brigid, second only to St. Patrick himself.

Easy-to-make Raspberry Bavarian souffle

 

For March we must have something for St. Paddy’s Day of course, but the question is what?!

These recipes and more can be found at www.boothbaybb.com/blog

As always, please feel free to share your favorites and if you have any suggestions re: recipes for me to try, I would love to hear from you!

CLOSE TO BOOTHBAY HARBOR,HODGDON ISLAND INN, MID COAST BED AND BREAKFAST IS PERFECTLY MAINE!

February 6th, 2011 by richard-pamela-riley

Boats, boats and more boats

The 2011 Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce (BBHRCC) Visitor & Resource Guides are now available.  Richard and I, as innkeepers of Hodgdon Island Inn, are members of this fun and resourceful organization.  This past Friday, feeling the need to get out and about after our glorious blizzard on Groundhog Day, we stopped by to pick up some up.  This year’s theme is “Boothbay Harbor 2011:  perfectly Maine!”I like that and I am in total agreement!  Call me prejudiced, but the Boothbay Region (Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay, East Boothbay, West Boothbay and Southport Island) is “perfectly Maine!” We have rocky coastlines, quaint villages, lobster wharves, art galleries, sassy shops, Mom & Pop restaurants, looming lighthouses, boats and more boats and pink sunsets.

A heated-to-perfection in-ground pool!

Of course, I have to say that Hodgdon Island Inn’s own spectacular Boothbay location plays its part and provides the picture-perfect Maine getaway:  slightly-worn Adirondack chairs perfectly situated at the end of the lawn overlooking our deepwater frontage and providing front row seats for our pink-of-perfection sunsets; a quaint general store directly across the street known for their near-perfect lobster rolls; a heated-to-perfection in-ground pool; and nine uniquely appointed guestrooms, all with private baths and water views making them the perfect haven to come home to away from home.  But then, I might be slightly prejudiced on that score too.

Come see for yourself!

Another one of our pink-of-perfection sunsets

Perfectly situated Adirondack chairs

Visit Maine Special

May 26th, 2010 by richard-pamela-riley

 MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE  -  BOOK NOW AND SAVE 10%

Rocky coastlines, lobster boats, lighthouses, starry nights, pink sunsets, good food, good company … everything you dreamed of experiencing in Maine!

Stay two nights or more at Boothbay’s Hodgdon Island Inn in your choice of our comfortable and casually-contemporary appointed Room Numbers 2,5, 7 or 8, all with water views,  and we’ll give you 10% off your entire reservation.

Special includes a full gourmet breakfast each morning, a fresh homemade dessert each evening, complimentary hot beverages and bottled water throughout the day and lots of personalized service.

Exclusions:  Offer does not apply for one-night stays and is good only on stays from June 14 – October 13, 2013.  Cannot be used with other specials or discounts and is based on double occupancy and availability. 7% Maine state lodging tax is extra. Please mention this special at the time of booking or put in the “Comments Section” when making an on-line reservation . Rates subject to change.