Camden, ME

Cappy’s Chowder House, Camden, ME

 Clam Chowder

Grilled Tuna

With jalapeno sauce and corn salsa, served with grilled summer squash

Judging from the decor of the place, I expected this to be sub-par, pub food. I judged incorrectly. This was surprisingly delicious, and considering that this cost around $15, it was a bargain compared to most places in town.

White Peach Sangria

My initial reaction: is this from the kids menu? The numerous decorations threw me off, but it tasted wonderfully. It was 90 degrees outside, and this was perfectly refreshing. I’m a sucker for anything served in Mason jars, which might have partially attributed to the satisfaction.

Accommodations in Camden, ME:  The Good House Bed & Breakfast 

Located just feet from downtown, I couldn’t have asked for more. The room was spacious, complete with a claw-foot tub in the bathroom. That was enough to win me over. Breakfast was fresh and substantial: blueberry pancakes, fruit salad, and for the boy, lots of bacon. The owner, upon hearing that we were going hiking, provided us with snacks for the trip. Hospitality at its greatest.

Mango Margaritas

If I could live on the beach (in 80 degree weather, 24/7/52/365), I would.

Even if it meant sleeping in a tent or eating PB&Js speckled with grains of sand.

I almost lived on the beach last weekend, as I spent both Saturday and Sunday at my favorite beach. Instead of PB&Js, I ate sushi.

Coming home from the beach, I always get that dazed feeling  where all I want is a fruity, cold concoction. This can be ice cream, lemonade, or in this past weekend’s case, margaritas.

These mango margaritas  are from Cooking Light. Although the recipe calls for champagne mangoes (frozen and chopped), I skimped on this step and used frozen mangoes from the supermarket. I have a feeling that using the fresh fruit would have taken this up a notch, but hey, sometimes I forget that patience is a virtue. I didn’t add the dried pequin chiles because, again, I was lazy and also didn’t want spice. Just cold. Cold, thick, fruity and satisfying. This did the job.