Lighthouses of Portsmouth and Portland Tour

We were very fortunate to take a lighthouse tour with Jeremy D’Entremont, author, historian, “New England’s foremost lighthouse authority,” and our tour guide. Although we had visited many of these lighthouses in the past, Jeremy gave us insight on the … Continue reading

Our Ancestry and Tourtiere-French Canadian Meat Pies

  When it comes to New England ancestry, Jeff and I have it covered from North to South.  My ancestors all came from Canada around the turn of the century.  I have traced my roots back to France on all sides … Continue reading

Dollars to Donuts in Northern Maine

Jeff and I took a long weekend trip to the Great North Woods of Maine at the end of September.   We were determined to cross Katahdin Mountain in Baxter State Park off our “Places to See” bucket list.  Thursday, Sept … Continue reading

“Crapeaux” or Maple Dumplings for the Non-Quebequois

Every spring the air around rural New England fills with the aroma of sweet Maple Dumpling deliciousness.  Similarly, when brandy is aged in it’s oak barrels, it gives off an aroma which the French monks called la part des anges – … Continue reading