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Joy the Baker and Use Real Butter Bloggers Come to Maine

Before they came to us to sail for 4 days, bloggers  Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker and Jen Yu of use real butter ate at El Rayo, Ten Apple Farm, In Good Company  and last but not least, Fore Street.  They cook, they write recipes, they write books, they blog about food and they were coming to sail with us.  And taste my food.  Cooked on a wood stove.  In the middle of Penobscot Bay.  At a heal.  Sometimes in the rain.  I prayed that after having Sam’s food (Fore Street) that they would recognize how little space, refrigeration, staff, time and precision I have in my little galley and love my food for what it is.  Made with good heart, excellent ingredients and and attention and love for the craft and art of cooking while taking advantage of what I do have and letting the rest go.

I need not have worried.  They got it alright and I feel blessed to know these two wonderful women who write about food like I do with their own flare and style.  Thank you both for your kind words.  I was sort of speechless before you came, chattered away with you while you were here, and now I’m again speechless from both of your posts.  Thank you.  Joy Baker (Joy Wilson) on the Riggin and use real butter (Jen Yu) on the Riggin.

Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker blog on the Maine Windjammer J. & E. Riggin

Joy popping out of her companionway. Photo credit Hilton Carter

Jen Yu of use real butter blog on the Maine Windjammer Schooner J. & E. Riggin

Jen – a self portrait. Photo credit Jennifer Yu



  • Susan McBean
    November 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Well Annie, thanks for sharing those two ladies blogs ! Those were the best sea tales I have read this year. Carry on!

    • Annie Mahle
      November 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      I know! Fun, huh?


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