Away and Unplugged

Readers, I’ve missed you.

On Sunday, Food and Fiction hit the road on a whirlwind four-day, four-state trip through New England. The mini-vacation began in Vermont, at Shelburne Farms for the 2012 Vermont Cheesemakers’ Festival; wended its way later the same day to the historic Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire; then moved on the next morning to the fresh food paradise of the working sea port of Portland, Maine. After resting there for a spell, fueling up  with some of Portland’s delicious food and ocean views, F&F returned to home base here in Massachusetts late yesterday afternoon, practically dropping in exhaustion. Be it ever so humble, and all that.

While on vacation, instead of frantically searching for places to wirelessly log in to the internet, or interwebs, or any stop along the information superhighway, I stayed mostly unplugged. As such, I didn’t connect with readers, but I did connect with my surroundings. I am reminded how very beautiful my own backyard is. Here’s my early morning walk around the peaceful grounds of the Mount Washington Hotel.

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Please check back for seasonal recipes over the next few days.

We have been enjoying corn, tomatoes, peaches – I could go on and on. I couldn’t leave home without using up the week’s CSA share, so more on that vegetable- and fruit-forward, pre-vacation road trip Saturday dinner very soon.

And  more on this week’s share (and how well my son did picking up the share in my absence) too.