Sights of Maine: food
The Farmers Markets here are overflowing with fresh organic produce. We went to the one in Stonington last week and came home with all kinds of good stuff. Sweet carrots, garlicky pork sausage, fat blueberries, dense crisp cabbage and garlic strong enough to die for, if you're of the vampire persuasion.
We stopped at the local Lobster Pound on the way back to the dinghy and got 10 fresh ones to go.
Ten fresh 1 1/4 lb lobsters were $53.
We spent a couple of hours steaming and picking the fresh lobsters. Yes, they do turn orange when they're cooked. Ten cooked lobsters yielded around 2 pounds of meat.
The fruits of our labor produced a stir fry worthy of Emeril,
and enough blueberry muffins and pancakes for a week.
It is true, sailors travel on their stomachs.