Both a benefit for the local food pantry, Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO), and a festive mid-winter party, Pies on Parade has grown into a major event over the past several years. Sold out a week ago at 600 tickets, it proves to be the event of the month for at least AIO if not Midcoast Maine.
This year, Rheal Day Spa (my favorite place ever) and I are partnering to make both Lemon Lavender Honey and Yogurt Pie and Cinnamon Raspberry Gallette from my cookbook Sugar and Salt. Rhonda Nordstrom, spa owner extraordinaire, and I have shared tea a time or two as we plot and plan our menu and the details of cooking pies for 600 people out of a kitchen almost as small as the galley on the Riggin.
What would you do if your sister was reading the exact same book you were? This was our girls’ solution – tilt to the side and both read at the same time.
Feeling blessed that they get along so well,
The venerable Susan Axelrod of Maine Today and the blog Spoon and Shutter visited us for our Camden Windjammer Festival trip. The skies were a perfect blue and the winds gave her a wonderful romp on the bay. We had a great time together and she left with elderberry stains on her hands, a host of words on her pad, and sun/wind-kissed cheeks.
Thank you, Susan (and Maine Today!), for your lovely words and even lovelier company.
Many thanks to Susan, The Awesome