My friend Prof. John visited me and as I was driving us to Deer Isle by way of Brooklin, boat building capital of the world, we saw an Eric Dow dingy for sale on the side of the road. One thing lead to another and soon we were rowing in Center Harbor! I haven't made a final decision yet on whether to get a fiberglass or wooden peapod but next year a little rowboat will be added to the list of amenities at the inn.
Please, please, please plan to get on a boat when you’re here. The coastline is best appreciated from the water, whether in a kayak, a dingy, a sailboat, or a handsome lobster boat. We know some great captains who can show you a thing or two.
A guest from Virginia had me learning about skipjack boats this morning. He's completely rebuilt one! What crazy looking boats.
Cap’n Don Radovich, head of the kitchen right now, discovered the best muffin recipe ever. Ever. As in, you must try these now. Now. Stop reading and start baking.
Pecan Mini Muffins
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup light or dark brown sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
more butter for preparing pan
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients. Fill greased mini muffin tin ¾ full and bake for 10-15 minutes. Makes about 30 mini muffins.
This is Don's variation of a recipe from the Borgman’s Bed and Breakfast in Arrow Rock, Missouri.