From time to time, the Maine Crime Writers do a group post. This one builds on that children’s game where you’re going on a trip and bringing along X, Y, and Z. So, everyone was asked to answer this question:
I am packing a basket full of goodies from Maine, and I am putting “X” in it.
Kate Flora: I am putting in Raye’s mustard, Ducktrap smoked trout, and Stonewall Kitchen pancake mix. http://www.stonewallkitchen.com
Bruce Coffin: A six-pack of Moxie and some venison jerky!
Chris Holm: Gunpowder Rye from New England Distilling and some infusion kits from Vena’s Fizz House.
Maureen Milliken: Claudia Diller Maine scenes calendar and Carrabassett Coffee http://www.carrabassettcoffee.com
Kathy Lynn Emerson: A jar of Pemberton’s Death by Chocolate, a whoopie pie from Wicked Whoopies www.wickedwhoopies.com and a half pint of Maine maple syrup from any local producer
Susan Vaughan: Bixby Chocolate Bars and Rock City Coffee, made in Rockland http://www.bixbyco.com
Lea Wait: Blueberry Jam from Stonewall kitchen! Cranberry Gin from Sweetgrass Farm! Whoopie Pie! And a barley sugar lobster lollypop. (Or gummy lobsters – my grandkids’ favorite!)
Brenda Buchanan: A gift certificate good for a couple of growlers of fine beer from Marshall Wharf Brewing in Belfast along with the never-gets-old collection of essays by E.B. White titled One Man’s Meat. (Food for the soul.) http://www.marshallwharf.com
DRINK MAINE BEER!
John Clark: Gift cards from Casablanca Comics and Bullmoose. Two great Maine operations. Rick at Casablanca is the guru of Manga for the Maine Library community and Bullmoose offers great service and the stores are lots of fun to browse.
Barbara Ross: Coastal Maine Popcorn–both savory and sweet– www.coastalmainepopcorn.com
And lest you think we live on nothing but gourmet treats and Maine roasted coffee, Vaughn Hardacker reminds us of some more down to earth Maine eats: How about the most popular lunch in THE COUNTY! Red hotdogs, burnt black, and Humpty Dumpty BBQ potato chips
Dying to get your hands on some of these treats? Well one lucky commenter during the month of April will be getting a gift basket with Maine treats and Maine reads, including some Loughlin’s Irish Steak Sauce http://loughlinirish.com
So keep those comments coming, folks.
And stay tuned for the fun we’re planning for National Library Week, April 10-16. Last year it was library card socks. This year? Well, we’re not telling until April 10th.