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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

We added these wonderfully light pancakes to our breakfast lineup this past summer, serving them with various fresh fruit compotes. 3 eggs, separated 2 tablespoons sugar ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup ricotta cheese grated zest of 2 lemons ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted Separate the eggs and beat whites until … Read More

Heart shaped Lemon Cream & Raspberry Brulee

Lemon Cream & Raspberry Brulee

Ingredients 3 yolks 2 eggs ¾ cup sugar ½ cup lemon juice zest ½ small lemon 4 oz. butter cut in ½ cubes (keep chilled) ½ cup heavy cream Fresh Raspberries Directions: Making the Lemon Curd: Bring 2 inches of water in double boiler to a boil. Combine the yolks, eggs, sugar, lemon juice and … Read More

Ginger spice cookies

Ginger Spice Cookies

Ingredients ½ cup sugar ½ cup light brown sugar 8 oz. unsalted butter softened 1 egg 1/3 cup molasses 2 ¼ cups flour 1 tablespoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon white pepper Directions Combine flour, ground ginger, allspice, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, white … Read More

Vegetables at a farmers market

Castine Farmers’ Market

Local, Organic Produce at the Castine Farmers’ Market Blue-Zee Renata, Mark and Julia, owners of the Blue-Zee Farm, are one of the local food producers arriving every Thursday at the Castine Farmers’ Market with freshly harvested vegetables and blueberries. The patrons of the Pentagoet Inn and Restaurant are the happy recipients, as the wonderful vegetables … Read More

Top Ten Destination

Travel New England Picks Pentagoet Inn as a Top Ten Destination The Pentagöet Inn, Castine Maine has been chosen as one of six New England inns for a romantic getaway. If you are planning a vacation in romantic Maine, you will find that staying at the Pentagöet Inn, on a bluff overlooking historic Castine and … Read More

Street in Castine

Barron’s Features Castine Maine

Barron’s has chosen Castine, Maine as one of the top 20 places in America to own a second home. Castine ‘appeals to those seeking old-fashioned summers of sailing and lobster-roll picnics’ and ‘feasting on bouillabaisse at Pentagoet Inn’. See the full article link below and check out the restaurant at the Pentagoet. Barron’s Top 20 … Read More

Old Settlement Quarry sign

Hiking the Settlement Quarry

This granite quarry was first used in the early 1900’s and produced granite for the Williamsburg Bridge in New York, the Manhatten Bridge, the New York County Courthouse, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the JFK Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. It once was a major industrial site employing hundreds of men and was … Read More