Thursday, August 30th, 2012

 

Every couple of years I get together with my 2 college roommates and we go on an adventure.  We just returned from Maine.  We took a convertible from Portland to Bar Harbor (Baa Ha Ba) stopping for a little antique shopping on the way.  Once in Baa Ha Ba we went mountain biking in Acadia and ate, ate, and then ate and drank some more.

In many ways, I think friends are a lot like cookbooks.   The new ones are exciting, but when one passes the test of time and has a permanent spot on your counter?  It’s like comfort food.

The Enchanted Broccoli Forest  is a dear, old friend.  Recipe here for the lovely stuffed cantaloupe.  This is what’s on the recovery menu for me this week.

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    Alexi 

    Love the photos!! Welcome back and hope you had a fantastic trip.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Alexi- Thank you sooo very much. It was mega-fantabulous!

  3. Having been a reader/stalker for a while, I would kill to go on a girls weekend with you, fun lady. :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Laura- You stopping by my site, ALWAYS makes my day and we DEFINITELY need to meet one of these days!!

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    Michelle 

    Love love love this post! You are so right about old friends. Thanks for the e-trip to Maine, I’ve always wanted to go!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Michelle – Thank you soooooo very much. You would LOVE Maine. :)

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    Linda 

    This whole post made me smile! Treasured Friends , great food, antiquing…fun!!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Linda- Thank you, Thank YOU!!

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    June 

    Great title on that cookbook. You make me laugh with the mac and crack…

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    VintageSugarcube 

    June- Thanks honey!

  11. Lovely simple fruit salad. What awesome trips. ha ha h, Baa Ha Ba, I can hear it with the accent. So much lobster too!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Evelyne. It wasn’t easy to find a true Mainer (one that not only lives in Maine, but also was born in Maine). But once we found one we asked them over and over to say a few words (Beee-ah) for Beer was one of our faves. :)

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    Gary 

    Wow, you lead an incredible life (and I know you know it!). Very sneaky trying to put fruit, yogurt and good things in a dessert, but I love it. And that mac, cheese and lobster is just mouth watering.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Gary – As always, you are too kind! I just try to have fun as much as possible. Thanks for always stopping by! :)

  15. I kinda like being a cookbook :) Looks like a fun trip, I now NEED lobster mac n’ crack!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Summer- you would be one of my lovely French cookbooks, that’s been on my shelf a while and here to stay. You would have LOVED the food. Have wonderful trip! :)

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    sippitysup 

    Wait… are you calling your friends “stuffed cantaloupes”? GREG

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    VintageSugarcube 

    GREG- You are one silly goose! Thanks for stopping by. xoxo

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    Debra 

    How cool! What fun with your old college chums! I have always wanted to take a convertible trip.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Debra… I sure hope you can make that happen! You would have a blast, wherever you go!!

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    Sibyl Rubottom 

    Such lush us a nosh ish lish.
    Welcome home. Next adventure Midnight in Paris
    thank you! for the great jam a,love a dubs
    Loves, siby

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Sibyl- Love a dubs dubs to YOU! Luscious Nosh most definitely describes the food. xoxo

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    Jess 

    I love all your photos! What an awesome tradition!!! :) friends are the best.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Jess- Thanks so much for stopping by and for your compliments. :)

  25. I hope you had a wonderful summer, dear! You took great pictures and I think the idea with the trip in Maine was veery good. You all look very happy :)
    Great to have you back ;)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Coffeebeans- Thanks and hugs and kisses!

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    Rachel 

    How fun! I love having the kind of friends where no matter how long it’s been since you’ve talked or visited, you can pick right back up where you left off. :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Rachel- I couldn’t agree more, those are the best!!

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    Liz 

    You girls must have had a blast!!!! I want that mac and crack and a few other goodies this holiday weekend. Come Tuesday, I’ll be ready for your yummy cantaloupe detox :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Liz- Thanks for stopping by. I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend and I’m sure you fixed up some yummies. :)

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    Reiko 

    How fun! What a great way to spend a day with old friends!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Reiko- Thanks! I couldn’t agree more. :)

  33. I haven’t been to Maine since I was a little kid, and I’ve always wanted to go back! Looks like you guys had a fun time!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Maggie- You would have an absolute blast!! Ahhh.. I sooo highly recommend going. :)

  35. Love these photos…I can tell the ladies were having fun!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    We sure did! Thanks for stopping by Angie :)

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    Joanne 

    Warming post. Enjoyable.
    As for stuffed cantelope? That’s a must to check out.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Joanne, I think you would love the stuffed canteloupe. All her (Molly Katzen’s recipes) are superb!!

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    Shin 

    Can I tag along with you guys next time?! Looks so much fun!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Shin- Only if I can tag along with you on one of your adventures. THAT would be a blast. :)

  41. I love your reference to friends and cookbooks. It’s soooo true.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Kristi! I thought it was a goooooood analogy. :)

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    cakewhiz 

    coming to your blog and reading your postings is always so much fun for me! i feel like i am right there with you ;)

    and looks like you and your gals had quite a fun time!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Cakewhiz- Thank you sooo much. That is so heart warming. :)

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    Meenal 

    Love road trips and your post! Baa Ha Ba haha :) NC road trip next?

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miz Patel,
    Thanks a million.. And a NC road trip? That would be trouble, but definitely in a gooooood way. Thanks for always stopping by. :)

  47. Looks like you guys had a awesome trip!! Road trips with the girlfriends are the best, aren’t they? :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Christina- It was a ton of fun! And I couldn’t agree more. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    Suzanne 

    Thanks for the reminder of glorious summer days with dear friends. Agree with you that Mollie Katzen never loses her relevance, she has been a trusted source in my kitchen for many years.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Suzanne- I LOVE that you know about Mollie. But, I’m not surprised. Thanks for all your continued support. :)

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