For many years I dreamed of becoming a caterer. Finally in 1999 Chuck and I moved to Maine and started our business full time. I realized that I achieved my dream and was actually living it and having fun as hard as the work is.

In 2002 I decided that I wanted to cater something big – just like Wolfgang Puck. I decided it would be great to cater Chelsea Clinton’s wedding when she became engaged. Now is the time!

If you know the Clinton’s or have a insight into how I might get a shot at this dream, please contact me!

Chef Nancy

I am star struck! We had so much fun listening to Paula and her band practice prior to her concert at The Landing at Pine Point. She has so much energy. The lighting system is incredible too.

I prepared a spinach and feta pie that was a big hit for their dinner prior to the concert.  Try the recipe:

Your favorite pie crust recipe

2 eggs

3 packages of fresh baby spinach, sauteed and drained thoroughly

15 oz ricotta cheese

8 oz crumbled feta cheese

1 tsp finely grated lemon peel

1/4 tsp of freshly cracked pepper

1/8 tsp of nutmeg

Beat eggs and stir in other ingredients until mixed well.

Place in pie plate over pie dough. Cover with pie dough to make a pie.

Bake 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Yum!

Paula took the leftovers home!

Check out her website!

http://www.paulacole.com/

Last weekend we catered the grand opening at The Landing at Pine Point! We are excited to add this venue to our The Landing at Pine PointThe Grand opening of The Landing at Pine Pointlist of approved venues!

Check it out. it is a beautiful venue renovated from an old church. It is charming and stat of the art!

Now that spring is in full gear, I like to make lighter foods to eat. I came across this recipe on the internet:

http://www.mattleeandtedlee.com/recipes/newambrosia.php

I added finely chopped ginger and lime juice along with the juices of the citrus fruits I used. I used Tangelo, Ruby Red Grapefriot and Oranges. I did not use the dressing in the recipe.

Wow what flavor! Simple and clean tasting. Sweet and spicy!

Try it and see what you think!

Bon Apetite!

Chef Nance

I think it is time to start thinking warm and hazy days! Okay it is still a little ways away-but-we did havd a taste of summer a few weeks ago!

Think tropical and try these drinks from Chuck’s recipe folders:

Cape Elizabeth Sunrise;

 Combine 3 oz. of cranberry juice

1 oz. of fresh lime juice

  1. Combine ingredients with crushed ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and pour             into a chilled wine glass. Garnish with a lime slice & fresh sprig of mint.

You can add vodka to add an edge to the drink.

Pine Point Clam Digger:

This is a great drink for a Clam Bake.

8 oz. of Clamato juice

1 oz. fresh lime juice

3-5 dashes of tabasco sauce

3-5 dashes of worcestershire sauce

Dash of fresh ground pepper

Celery salt to taste

¼ tsp of horseradish

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well.

As with James Bond, this drink is better shaken rather than stirred.

Garnish with a slice of lime and a Celery stalk.

Yes, 2 oz. of gin or vodka will add a zip to this drink.

Coco Cola:

 2 oz. of coconut milk

1 oz. of fresh lime juice

Cola

Combine coconut milk and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and shake well

Pour over ice into a chilled highball glass

Fill glass with your choice of cola and garnish with lime wedge.

1 oz. of dark rum will add a knick to this drink

 

Alcoholic Tropical Drinks:

 

Zombie:

2 oz. of dark rum

2 oz. of light rum

1 oz. of 151-proof rum

1 oz. triple sec

1 tsp. of Pernod

1 oz. fresh lime juice

1 oz. fresh orange juice

1 oz. pineapple juice

1 oz. guava juice

1 tbsp. of Grenadine

1 tbsp. of Orgeat (almond) syrup

Combine all ingredients with cracked ice in a blender.

Blend until smooth

Pour into a chilled Collins glass and garnish with pineapple spear and a sprig of fresh mint

You can also add a plastic eye ball to the top of the drink

Singapore Sling:

3 oz. of gin

1 oz. of cherry brandy

1 oz. fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. of bar sugar

Sparkling water

maraschinco cherry

Orange slice

  1. Combine all ingredients, except sparkling water, brandy, and fruit, with cracked             ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and pour into a Collins glass over ice cubes.             Fill with sparkling water and float brandy on top. Garnish with the orange slice.

Scorpion:

This is one of my favorites.

2 oz. dark rum

1 oz. brandy

½ oz of orgeat (almond) syrup

11/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

11/2 oz. of fresh orange juice

Combine all ingredients with cracked ice in a blender

Blend until smooth and pour into a margarita glass

Garnish with slices of orange and lemon slices

  1. If it is a special or romantic occasion, float a fresh gardenia on the drink. It works          every time.

Enjoy your summer and let us know what new special drinks you have developed!

Leiko! (Let go!)