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Windward House Sweet & Savory Double Cooked Smoked Salmon Waffles
2 tablespoons marscapone cheese
1 teaspoon Ground fresh black pepper
1 teaspoon Maine sea salt
2 ounces Samaki organic smoked salmon
2 teaspoons Fresh dill finely minced
1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon juice
1 teaspoon Horseradish
1 1/2 cups lukewarm Maine’s Own Organic milk
3/4 teaspoon Maine sea salt
2 large organic free range eggs
2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
2 tablespoons organic corn meal
1. Mix the cheese, herbs and salmon in a food processor until whipped and uniform.
2. Mix the batter (milk, eggs flour and yeast)
3. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for about two hours in the fridge.
4. Remove from fridge and mix the batter with the whipped cheese mixture. Mix until almost smooth.
5. Preheat the waffle iron at maximum heat and spray with non-stick vegetable oil.
6. Separate the batter into enough for one waffle, and put half in the waffle iron. When it is almost toasted on the outside, remove it, and mix it back into the batter.
7. Spray the waffle iron again and then put one hundred percent of one waffle’s worth of batter into the iron, and cook until golden brown.
This makes about 4 deep 7 inch waffles.
Serve with vegetable cream cheese and maple butter!(you can ask us for these recipes also.)
There are no franchise hotels in Camden Maine. There was one lodging franchise over 10 years ago, but franchises just can’t last in Camden. Those that live and travel to Camden want an experience that is not cookie cutter. An experience of being near the ocean and feeling the history of the town. Many beautiful historic homes in this small coastal village offer the Bed and Breakfast experience.
Bed and Breakfasts started popping up in the 1920′s during the Depression Era. Many unemployed workers had to travel around the country to try to find work. People started opening up their homes to these weary travelers, creating a new revenue stream to those that managed to keep their homes. Over the years the Bed and Breakfast business became more defined and regulated. The local governments required lodging to be licensed by the health department and meet standards of safety for the visitors. Although regulations were placed on the small business owners, hospitality endured and Bed and Breakfasts are the friendliest genre of lodging establishments there are.
Camden Windward House is a Greek Revival home that has been in the hospitality business for over 28 years. Windward is originally the home of a sea-captain from Isleboro. The house fortunately or unfortunately is not in the style of the grand sea-captain houses because when Elijah Glover, the sea-captain, came to Camden in the 1850′s he was retired and working on a career as a ship builder and lumberman. His wife had passed away and he lived in the house with his daughter. Since Windward House is older than the houses across the street, it is obvious why Glover chose the location of Windward House on High Street. This historic home was and is near the downtown and the ocean, except in the 1850′s there was a view of the ocean from the front porch. This Bed and Breakfast’s lot is long and was once ideal for a farming lifestyle (still is and we are trying little by little to grow our vegetables on it – but we are city folk, may take us longer to learn). Windward House has a long lodging history. Before Windward House was a Bed and Breakfast, it was a rooming house for lobster men and artists.
Properties like Windward House make ideal Bed and Breakfasts. Those that purchase historic properties with the intention of sharing it with travelers, know the importance of a great, comfortable bed and warm, filling breakfasts. Most people who travel to the Mid Coast of Maine are weary from a long drive up the coast and are instantly de-stressed when they walk into the welcoming foyer of Windward. The smell of cookies and tea eases everyone. Bed and Breakfasts are the way to go in Maine. Learn about the history, see the unique architecture and enjoy the warm hospitality of a charming New England Home.
Lobster Travel Packages Maine Coast – Our Boat to Table
Back for the 2014 Season (Only available during the summer)
This wonderful package combines, luxury accommodations, delicious lobster and a lovely lighthouse. Stay at the Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast, go out on a real lobster boat, see the breakwater lighthouse and catch your lobsters that you can bring back to the Camden Windward House – where the Innkeepers will cook for you and add a side salad, corn and bread. This is a great opportunity to eat fresh from the sea.
The Lobster Travel Package Maine Coast includes:
- Boat Ride in the Harbor
- Learn About Lobsterin’ from a Veteran Lobsterman
- Catch Your Lobster
- We’ll Steam Your Lobsters For You
Options for Eating the Lobster
Steamed by the innkeeper for dinner or made into our Windwardhouse Lobster Rolls for you to take hiking or picnicking.
Available June through early October.
Add to your room rental: Package includes 2 tickets to Lobster boat in Rockland Harbor ( a short drive from the Inn), 2 cooked lobsters, 2 side salads, corn and bread & butter. Wine and beer may be added for an additional charge. This is a very popular package, book early to ensure a seat on the boat. $50.00 per person.
Reserve Early for the Best Selection…
Lobster Travel Package Maine Coast
This is a great way to enjoy lobster at a B&B in Maine. You have the option of going one of several daily tours aboard a genuine Maine lobster boat. The captain, a veteran lobsterman for more than 20 years tells you about the lobstering life, while you tour the harbor pulling traps. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like, how it’s done, or wanted to talk to someone who makes their living from the sea, it’s a fantastic experience.
Once you return to the Windward House Bed & Breakfast we cook your lobster for you and serve it in our dining room. Or you may opt for us to make your lobsters into lobster rolls to be packed for a picnic or hiking lunch on the go.
This is one of the best ways to enjoy the Camden area. Your guide is a living part of the nautical heritage of the Maine Coast.
March 11, 2013
Contact: Jessica Kershaw (DOI) 202-208-6416
Mike Litterst (NPS) 202-513-0354
AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS:
Secretary Salazar, Director Jarvis Designate 13 New National Historic Landmarks
New Sites Recognize More Complete Story of America, including Significant Latino, African American and Indian Sites
WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the designation of 13 new national historic landmarks, including an Alabama bridge that was site of “Bloody Sunday” during the civil rights movement, a 400-year-old historic district showcasing the influence of Spanish culture in Puerto Rico, the home of author and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, and a historic stadium used by Negro league baseball teams in 20th-century segregated America.
“These national historic landmark designations span more than two centuries of our country’s history, from 17th century architecture to a Civil War battlefield to a 19th century-Kentucky whiskey distillery that continued to operate through the Prohibition era,” Secretary Salazar said. “Today’s designations include significant sites that help tell the story of America and the contributions that all people from all walks of life have made as we strive for a more perfect union.”
“From the Civil War to civil rights, to the struggles and accomplishments of women, African Americans and Latinos, these sites highlight the mosaic of our nation’s historic past,” said Director Jarvis. “We are proud to administer the National Historic Landmarks Program to educate and inspire Americans through their country’s rich and complex history.”
National historic landmarks are nationally significant historic places that possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. The program, established in 1935, is administered by the National Park Service on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior. Currently there are 2,540 designated national historic landmarks.
The new national historic landmarks include the following sites:
- · Camden Amphitheatre and Public Library, Camden, Maine. The Camden Amphitheatre and Public Library is one of the few public projects of Fletcher Steele, one of America’s premier practitioners of 20th-century landscape design. It is an outstanding representation of the contributions made by the landscape architecture profession, private benefactors, and national associations to develop public landscapes in the United States that celebrated natural regional beauty, scenic character, and rich cultural history.
- · Camp Nelson Historic and Archeological District, Jessamine County, Ky. One of the nation’s largest recruitment and training centers for African American soldiers during the American Civil War, Camp Nelson is also significant as the site of a large refugee camp for the wives and children of the soldiers who were escaping slavery and seeking freedom.
- · Casa Dra. Concha Meléndez Ramírez, San Juan, Puerto Rico. This was the residence and workspace of Dra. Concha Meléndez Ramírez, a prolific and prominent literary criticism voice in Generación del Treinta (Generation of 1930), a literary movement that shaped Puerto Rico’s 20th-century national cultural identity.
- · Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Ala. On March 7, 1965, civil rights marchers drawing attention to the need for voting rights legislation were attacked by law enforcement officials as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The attack, which came to be known as “Bloody Sunday,” contributed to the introduction and passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, considered to be the single most effective piece of civil rightslegislation ever passed by the US Congress.
- · The Epic of American Civilization Murals, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. These murals are the most important work in the United States by muralist José Clemente Orozco, one of Mexico’s foremost mural artists of the early 20th century. Orozco conceived the murals as a representation of a North American continent characterized by the duality of indigenous and European historical experiences. Though highly controversial in their day, the murals challenged traditional ways of thinking about the development of Aztec and Anglo-American civilizations in North America.
- · George T. Stagg Distillery, Franklin County, Ky. With resources dating from approximately 1880 to 1953, the George T. Stagg Distillery is a rare, intact example of an operating distillery before, during and after Prohibition. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to study at one site the evolution of buildings and technology associated with the American whiskey industry.
- · Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Hartford, Conn. Though best known to modern audiences for her antislavery work, Harriet Beecher Stowe was widely recognized in her lifetime as a highly prolific and nationally significant reformer for a wide variety of causes. Her longtime home in Hartford is associated with Stowe’s later career as a reformer on issues relating to the family and women’s roles.
- · Hinchliffe Stadium, Paterson, N.J. Hinchliffe Stadium the institutionalized practice of “separate but equal” facilities was the accepted norm.
- · Honey Springs Battlefield, McIntosh and Muskogee Counties, Okla. By far the largest Civil War engagement of the 1861-1865 period of conflict within Indian Territory, the Battle of Honey Springs was the largest battle in Indian Territory in which Native Americans fought as members of both Union and Confederate armies. It is also significant as the first and largest engagement in which Indian troops of both sides fought in the formalized style of Anglo-American warfare.
- · Old San Juan Historic District/Distrito Histórico del Viejo San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Old San Juan is the only existing representation of an almost 400-year-old Spanish Colonial city in the United States, and contains the largest collection of buildings representing four centuries of Spanish culture, religion, politics, and architecture. It is the oldest city within the United States and its territories, and the district includes the oldest house, Christian church, executive mansion, convent, and military defenses in the country as well.
- · Pear Valley, Eastville, Va. Dating to 1740, the wood-frame house known as Pear Valley is an excellent, rare surviving example of the distinctive form of architecture that developed in the Chesapeake Bay region, illustrating how early settlers in the colonies adapted to their new environment.
- · Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Ill. The Second Presbyterian Church represents the visual and philosophical precepts of the turn of the century Arts and Crafts design movement. Its interior, the masterwork of noted architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, presents some of the finest examples of Arts and Crafts mural painting, sculpture, stained glass and crafting in metals, fabrics, wood and plaster.
- · Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. One of the country’s oldest artists’ retreats, Yaddo has hosted more than 6,000 influential writers, visual artists and composers who shaped and imprinted American culture with a distinct national identity in the 20th century. Among the notable artists who have worked at Yaddo are Aaron Copland, Truman Capote, Leonard Bernstein, Flannery O’Connor, Sylvia Plath and Langston Hughes.
Salazar also announced the acceptance of updated documentation and a boundary revision for the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pa.
The National Historic Landmarks Program, established in 1935, is administered by the National Park Service on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior. The agency works with preservation officials and other partners interested in nominating a landmark. Completed applications are reviewed by the National Park System Advisory Board, which makes recommendations for designation to the Secretary of the Interior. If selected, property ownership remains intact but each site receives a designation letter, a plaque, and technical preservation advice.
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