On Nature Last Saturday our (last) local farm celebrated the Spring Equinox by holding a Greenhouse Openhouse here in our seaside village. My family and I helped with the event, and had a good time observing the changing of the seasons. A couple of Celtic fiddlers played by the wood stove in the greenhouse, while … Continue reading The Spring Equinox
Today is the greatest feast day on the calendar (The "-mas" in Christmas literally means feast in Latin). The day which conveys, above all other days, the spirit of generosity and fellow-feeling. So it seems fitting to share a few images from a dinner which took place on December 14th at Flatrocks Gallery which took … Continue reading Feast!
Bear with me here, because we're about to go on a wild ride through the field of Women's Studies. Not exactly the usual fodder for this blog. Actually, it's not that the ride is wild so much as it is complicated by a thicket of various historical figures of local importance and beyond, who are … Continue reading Woman to Woman: a Dinner in Honor of the Sargent House
This year's Valentine's Day card, made from a photo taken during one of last weekend's snow days: This year's Valentine's Day party treat: Homemade graham crackers with optional chocolate & marshmallow topping (recipe from The Brown-eyed Baker): May your heart be filled with love today, whatever you're doing and wherever you are!
The Year-to-Date has been a veritable microcosm of life itself, with New Year's Day a mix of Success, Failure, and In-Between. Here is 2013 so far, broken down for you: Success: Homemade doughnuts Failure: Did not participate in the local Polar Bear swim. Instead I only watched as a group of nearly-naked people in bizarre … Continue reading 2013 So Far…
The Obvious: The Not-So-Obvious: Whortleberry Pudding with Brandy Sauce 3 cupfuls of flour 1 cupful of molasses 1/2 cupful of milk 1 teaspoonful of salt a little cloves and cinnamon 1 teaspoonful of soda dissolved in a little of the milk 1 quart of huckleberries or blueberries, floured Boil in a well-buttered mold two … Continue reading The Obvious & Not So Obvious