Let’s make cheese

Ten years ago I took a cheese making course with Caitlin of Appleton Creamery, here in Maine. As a chef, we are curious about our food products, so I wanted to see her farm and get an introduction to the process of making cheese. I fell in love with the process…the smells, the systematic approach, …
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Messages of Support

Thank you again for all the wonderful messages of support. We are so happy to keep providing you with great meals, and look forward to the day we can have you back in our dining room! Our absolute favorite place to celebrate anything. Beautiful place, delicious food and wonderful people. Even today, we are going …
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Cornbread Recipe

Michael’s Cornbread yields: two 12-inch cast iron skillets Ingredients 6 large ears corn on the cob 2 teaspoons olive oil 3/4 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup milk 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1 1/2 cups melted unsalted butter 3 eggs 2 1/4 cups cake flour 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 cup cornmeal 2 teaspoons …
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Experience Maple Sugar Season in Maine

Spring is easily one of the sweetest times of the year! The birds are singing and the flowers are blooming; Mother Nature is abundant with beauty and life. Join us this year for a long-standing New England tradition and enjoy everything maple sugar season has to offer. Get ready for delicious treats and sweet experiences …
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A Hartstone Inn Healthy Recipe: Beets in Romesco Sauce

Who says sumptuous can’t be low calorie? Sometimes (like in January every year), Chef Michael pulls out a healthy recipe or two. This beet recipe is one of our favorites and also adds some flare to your fruit and vegetable intake. Healthy Recipe 2020: Beets in Romesco Sauce Ingredients 2 pounds fresh beets 3 plum …
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Breakfast in Camden Maine at Hartstone Inn

Did you know that you can enjoy breakfast in Camden Maine at Hartstone Inn even if you aren’t an overnight guest? Traveling through on your way up the Maine coast? Have friends in the area who’d enjoy a decadent start to the day? Couldn’t book a room but can’t live without our house-baked pastries or …
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Hit the Maine Slopes at Camden Snow Bowl

As the winter kicks into high gear, it’s time to hit the Maine slopes. Camden Snow Bowl is now open for the 2020 season! Whether it’s skiing with a view of the ocean or whizzing down the toboggan track, winter fun hits its peak at the Camden Snow Bowl. Just an 4-mile drive from the …
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Boston Fashionista: Explore Camden Weekend

It is always a blessing when you get to see the work you do reflected in someone else’s perspective. We recently had the pleasure of hosting the travel and fashion blogger, Boston Fashionista. She joined us for a weekend to explore Camden and to take part in Chef Michael’s Dim Sum cooking class. Stay With …
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Camden Maine Christmas Cocktail: Kick your Eggnog Up a Notch

A Camden Maine Christmas means celebrating “inn” style, and by that we mean going all out. This gingerbread eggnog recipe may be full of sweetness and Camden Maine Christmas calories, but do calories really count between December 1 and January 2? We think not. Serve Mary Jo’s signature eggnog to your friends and family this …
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Holiday Music in Midcoast Maine: Songs of the Season

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Camden bursts into song. This year, December 14 seems to be THE night to select among many great options for holiday music in Midcoast Maine. So why not book a stay today and come tap your toes, sway, or sing along to your chosen melody. Here are three …
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Black Friday Special: Our Best Winter Deal!

$229 Two-Night Getaway with $55 Dinner Credit, Wine & Chocolates! Enjoy two nights lodging in the traditional room of your choice, a sumptuous breakfast each morning and a $55 dinner credit to be applied to our Chef’s Five-Course Tasting dinner menu for two.  As an added bonus, find red wine and our handmade chocolates in …
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Our European Culinary Tours Turn 10!

  Have you been on one of our foodie adventures yet? We will be celebrating 10 years of our extremely popular European culinary tours in 2020. It has been a wild ride full of great food, marvelous locations, and spectacular fun.  While all of our Michael Salmon Foodie Adventures for 2020 are fully booked, its …
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While we’ve always prided ourselves on our cleanliness standards, we are taking additional measures to ensure your health and safety.  We also have a flexible cancellation policy.

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