Morse’s Sauerkraut and Euro Deli

We are always thinking of fun new things our guests at the The Hartstone Inn to do during their visits.  Located in Waldoboro,  about 30 minutes from Camden, is Morse’s Sauerkraut and Euro Deli.  Known for their homemade sauerkraut, of which their recipe dates back to the early 1900’s, this is a great place to find …
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Holiday Chocolate Making Class

Join Kate Shaffer of Black Dinah Chocolatiers for a Holiday Chocolate Making Class at the Inn December 11th or 12th.  Learn how to make gorgeous chocolates for everyone on your holiday gift giving list  Participants will get hands on instruction in the basic skills necessary for artisanal chocolate making.  Kate will guide participants through tempering chocolate, flavoring …
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Traditional Home Article

We are happy to be featured in the current (October 2010) issue of Traditional Home magazine which is on newsstands now. The article, written by Stephen Exel, a food editor and writer for the magazine, and photographed by photographer John Bessler, features our cooking school at the Inn.  Included are some great photographs, a nice …
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Driving Tour – Belfast (part 1)

Mary Jo and I spent the afternoon and early evening exploring Belfast, Maine, a short 18 mile trip north of Camden on Route 1. Belfast is a small seaside village (population of around 7,000) and it has some very interesting stores, restaurants and scenery. A few years ago Belfast ran a “bearfest” in the village, …
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A Trip to Italy

Michael and I have created a foodie adventure… we’ll be exploring the scenic Farms & Villages of Southern Tuscany this fall. If you have the desire to learn something new, would like to explore several beautiful villages in Tuscany and like to cook – or just eat, then this may be the adventure you’ve been …
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Happy Valentine’s Day

We hope you had as much fun on Valentine’s Day as we did here at the Inn. The weekend was bustling with activity from private “Chef for a Day” cooking classes on Friday and Sunday to a chocolate cooking class for 14 people on Saturday with Kate Shaffer from Black Dinah Chocolates. We made chocolate truffles: …
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Visit Farmers Fare

 Written by Meghan Small The building itself is modeled after a classic New England barn framed in Maine hemlock.  It’s open design and tall ceilings are perfect for their year round indoor market of vegetables, fruits and other Maine products. In addition, Farmer’s Fare has a real honest to goodness, old-fashioned butcher shop stocked with …
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Pasta Cooking Class

Another fun filled pasta cooking class at the Inn. This past weekend our guests learned how to make pasta in their own kitchens. Techniques included making the dough, coloring and flavoring different pastas (green from spinach, red from beets and yellow from eggs), rolling out and cutting various shapes of pasta, filling pastas such as raviolis …
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Sushi Night at the Inn

On Saturday and Sunday, November 14th and 15th we had our first “In the Kitchen Dinner” and it was a great success. The idea behind the “In the Kitchen Dinner Series” is to open up the kitchen and allow the guests to interact with the kitchen staff and watch the food being prepared (some guests even …
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Winter Menus

This winter we are offering a number of specialty dining experiences to excite your palate. Lighter Fare – Monday & Tuesday Evenings – “Bistro” nights are back! We are going to change things up a little this year by alternating our weekly menus between French Bistro and Italian Trattoria fare. Available every Monday and Tuesday evening all winter …
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Black Trumpet Mushrooms

A few weeks ago I went out with a group of mushroom enthusiasts and we came across a patch of beautiful black trumpet mushrooms (Craterellus fallax) also known as “black chanterelles.” Black trumpets can be very difficult to see, since they grow on the floor of hardwood forests and they blend in beautifully with the dried …
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Mushroom Hunt

My friend Sharon and I went foraging for mushrooms last Saturday and she has written about our adventure on her blog “delicious musings.” It’s a nice story with some great pictures from our exploration of the Maine forest. Click here to read about our mushroom hike on her blog.

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