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Hello there - I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing Fourth of July holiday.  Last Saturday night my oldest friend since third grade came for dinner.  It has been incredibly hot, so we ate a light meal of chicken with cilantro / spinach rice topped with cumin yogurt (recipe in a future post).  Nancy read my tarot cards (things are looking up!) and at 9pm we walked down the hill to view the fireworks.  A little slow at first, but the finale was terrific and now the tourist season is in full swing.  If you're out and about in Portsmouth, here are a few things that may be of interest . . .
  • The musical "Peter Pan" is performed every Thursday through Sunday at Prescott Park on the Piscataqua River, June 25th through August 22nd.  Concerts every Wednesday.
  • Talented jewelry designer Rebecca Alden Fortier has a beautiful new blog where you can see examples of her stunning work.  Or go to Worldly Goods and be tempted in person. 
  • Recently I had a fantastic meal at Cava - a wine and tapas bar tucked into Commercial Alley.  Sit at the bar and order the chef's tasting menu.  Trust me on this one.
  • For those who love putting pen to paper, Gus and Ruby Letterpress is an elegant little shop now located in Market Square.    
  • Overnight Art 2010 is a public art competition resulting in a temporary outdoor art exhibit from June to October.  Take a stroll around town to view the six pieces - this year's theme is "Bridges", inspired by the public debate surrounding the bridges that connect Portsmouth with Kittery.
Until next time,
- Doreen 


  1. Ahhh... the lazy, hazy, crazy days of a New England Summer! Beautiful post, Doreen - wish I were there for a visit to Cava and Guss and Ruby's Letterpress!

  2. I can vouch for the meal last weekend! It was fabulous - as of course the company. And yes, Doreen's tarot showed great hope and promise. It was a treat to see the fireworks, so beautiful over the water.


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