joycotting in portland maine

Portland Greendrinks hosted their first joycott at the Public Market House this past Sunday. Their mission? “Instead of boycotting the bad, joycott the good.” And joycott we did.

[the shirt off of graham’s back, screen printed on-site by artist tim poulson of infini-t, and hung up to dry while we enjoyed a bowl of chowder & fresh bread from karmasouptra]

[local bluegrass/folk band tricky britches]

[handmade crafts & cuteness]

[friendly faces at pie in the sky pizza, one of the seven market house shops]

[ridiculously delicious harvest-inspired red velvet cupcake from master cupcakestress stephanie of tulips cupcakery – it had beet juice in it!]

The Public Market House, while usually busy on a day-to-day lunch visit, was completely bursting at the seams on Sunday! Which was exciting to see, knowing that 51% of the day’s profits will be invested in improving the building’s energy efficiency. Well done! I wonder where the next joycott will be…

Oh, and Happy VDay/Valentine’s Day!


back from nyc

photo from here, thanks Aubrey.

We lounged, chatted, laughed, and walked all over. We caught some park art & music, took a train to the beach, and caught up on some long-overdue girl time. I had such a lovely time with my old college friends in the city – and I wanted to share one gem of a place that we went to: Il Bambino.


We had white wine, one of their cheese platters with the perfect fig spread, and these four crostini:

mozzarella, basil pesto, and chili oil

goat cheese, honey, and rosemary oil

goat cheese, chorizo, and avocado oil

prosciutto, basil pesto and parmesan

It was incredible and I would venture to guess that everything offered at this place tastes phenomenal. Now I’m going to attempt to recreate the crostini in my kitchen…