Stay at Home Recipes- Almond Florentine Cookies

Stay at Home Recipes- Almond Florentine Cookies

Stay at Home Recipes- Almond Florentine Cookies- makes about 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 C blanched whole almonds (slivered or sliced almonds can be substituted) ¾ C all purpose flour 1 Tbsp orange zest 1/8 tsp fine salt ½ C fine sugar ½ C or 1 stick unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 2 Tbsp … Read More

Stay at Home Recipes- Maine Blueberry Muffins

Stay at Home Recipes- Maine Blueberry Muffins

Maine Wild Blueberry Muffins- Makes 24 Other states may cultivate more berries, but Maine is the largest producer of wild blueberries in the world, and with good reason.  Maine berries are special.  They’re small, exceptionally sweet and have a pleasing reddish-blue color; nothing like those bland commercial varieties!  We bake our blueberry muffins every morning … Read More

Monty Presents:  “Talk Like a Mainah”

Monty Presents: “Talk Like a Mainah”

Monty the Beaver is our resident mascot, and he’s been after his new guests about the funny way they talk:  “Yah gotta talk like a real Mainah if yah wanna fit in” he says….  so he’s put together this little guide to help you get started: Words Ahwah = 60 minutes, amount of time it … Read More

Stay at Home Recipes- Classic Lemon Bars

Stay at Home Recipes- Classic Lemon Bars

These tart and tasty lemon bars are sure to hit the spot! Crust Ingredients 1/4 lb unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1/4 C granulated sugar 1 C + 2 Tbsp all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt Lemon Curd Filling Ingredients 5 large eggs 1 C granulated sugar Zest of 3 lemons 1/2 C freshly … Read More

Stay at Home Recipes- Anadama Bread

Stay at Home Recipes- Anadama Bread

Anadama Bread We prepare our Anadama bread at the Mira Monte from scratch every day.  This elegantly simple, traditional New England yeast bread is made with flour, cornmeal, butter and molasses. It is brown and slightly sweet, allowing it to accompany a variety of foods both sweet and savory.  There are many stories about how … Read More

Stuck at Home?  Try Our Spumoni Shortbread Cookie Recipe!

Stuck at Home? Try Our Spumoni Shortbread Cookie Recipe!

Making cookies- what better way to spend an afternoon at home! It just so happens that our innkeeper Bruce is a former chef and culinary instructor.  Over the next few weeks he’ll be sharing a few of his favorite recipes along with some goodies from the collections of the Mira Monte.  Here’s one we think … Read More

We’d Love to See You… but not just yet!  Reservations accepted for May-Oct
Acadia Postpones Park Reservation Plans

Acadia Postpones Park Reservation Plans

By now, you may have heard that the National Park Service will implementing a “timed reservation system” for many of the popular attractions in Acadia National Park, including Cadillac Peak, Jordan Pond, Sand Beach and Eagle Lake.  Though originally envisioned to begin in summer of this year, the Park Service has announced that reservations will … Read More

Garden Renovation to Begin

Garden Renovation to Begin

The expansive, impeccably-landscaped grounds of the Mira Monte were once the crown jewel of the property.  Over the years, they have been featured on HGTV and in numerous travel publications from coast to coast.  Though the garden’s spring blooms remain beautiful, their beauty belies a pressing need for renovation.  The award-winning firm of Burdick and … Read More

2 Rooms to Receive a Bold New Look for 2020

2 Rooms to Receive a Bold New Look for 2020

We are happy to announce that we have contracted Wallace Interiors of Trenton, a leading area design firm, to perform a makeover of 2 of our guest rooms at the Mira Monte.  In this pilot project, the North Suite and the Newport room will be re-imagined to feature a bright, refreshed “contemporary Victorian” look.  Under … Read More