This Saturday is supposed to be warm and sunny, just like the rest of the week. As always, there is much to do around the little house in the big woods. Clif will begin replacing a rotten door sill, and I will do yard work—the start of getting things ready for winter. I will also be baking an apple pie—one of my favorite pies to make—on Sunday, when the weather is supposed to turn rainy. Our friends Joel and Alice have agreed to come over and help us eat the pie. Really, they will be doing us a favor. Clif and I do not need to eat a whole apple pie. Best of all, to borrow from Gladys Taber (see the last link), we will gather around the table, and the talk will be merry.
From the Portland Press Herald: A list of dairy farms that will be participating in Open Creamery Day on October 13.
From Sustainable Blog: Is your state locavore friendly? Vermont rules, but Maine does pretty well, too.
From the Maine blog Mignardise: Delicious recipes for all those end-of-summer and beginning-of-fall veggies. I’ll be giving her roasted ratatouille a try this weekend.
From the laist: Doug Rauch, past president of L.A. based Trader Joe’s, has started a program called The Daily Table, which “will sell prepared food, along with fruits and vegetables, that are past their labeled prime but are still deemed safe to eat.”
From the blog Letters from a Hill Farm: Nan posted a beautiful quotation from the writer Gladys Taber. Here is the part I like best: “For no matter what heaven may be like, there is no use just waiting for it. I’ll take mine now, with an open fire and apples toasting on a stick and good friends gathered around the hearth. Bowls of popcorn, and nuts to crack while the talk is merry.”