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Turkey Tracks:  May 25, 2013

Giovanna McCarthy’s Birthday

My friend Giovanna has reached the magic age.

She now qualifies for the senior discount at the Belfast Coop.


We celebrated with tea at Fromviandoux, a wonderful restaurant in Camden, Maine.

Here’s Giovanna taking a picture of the awesome plate of sweets that finished our tea.

Giovanna's birthday, May 2013 2

They asked if there was a celebration when I called for reservations–which is a nice thing to do as it helps them plan.


Giovanna's birthday, May 2013

Fromviandoux’s tea selections also include savory platters–cheeses and pate’s for instance.  Also available are many small lunch dishes for those who want something more substantial.  They do a really good job of dealing with my gluten issue.  Everything on this platter is gluten free, for instance.  And they are really good about mixing up crackers and breads with gluten and non-gluten selections so everyone is happy.

Tea is served from Wednesday to Saturday after 2 p.m.  Sunday is a day where many dishes are also served.

Tea at Fromviandoux…

Anything at Fromviandoux…



Written by louisaenright

May 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm

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  1. Your friend Giovanna looks like a lovely lady, but seems to be suffering from rosacea. I went through the same thing until I discovered borage oil. It cleared it up completely.

    Please research this. I take the pure liquid oil, usually in a smoothie, but it is also available in gel caps for those who are not vegetarian. (The caps are made with gelatin),

    Please let me know if this works out.

    Best wishes,



    May 28, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    • Thanks, Anna. She doesn’t have rosacea. I think just a little sunburned from working outside in her garden. Our sun here in Maine, when it gets going in the spring, is really strong. I came in yesterday just beet red in the face. I do know someone with rosacea though, and I will tell them about borage oil. Thanks for reading my blog and for commenting. Louisa


      June 1, 2013 at 9:53 am

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