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I think Laurie Colwin would have inhaled your zucchini, would have written an entire approachable witty wicked ode to your zucchini. All I can say is that I had another (huge) skillet for supper tonight, with fresh dollops of thick ricotta alongside. I do, however, fear that simmering orange peels in an Italian July does not help ones outlook one whit, and for that, I am deeply sorry. That said, if I havent said it before, I would pre-pre-pre-order a copy of said blasted book right this instant, if I could. So theres that. xoxo, M
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Grace, So glad you enjoyed them. Had them again for supper, just tonight, with a dollop of fresh ricotta alongside ... mmmm.... I love that mailbox story! Dont you wonder, now, as a big person, who took the time, energy, and care, to keep up such a wonderful tradition? Delightful, indeed. xo, Molly
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How absolutely fantastic!!!! I had NO idea. Thank you so much for the background. If/when we get to Alberta, I will so investigate! In the meantime, have a glorious trip, rain or no rain :) xo, Molly
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It is hard for me to think about photos and albums without thinking about words like "should", "must" and "need"... words that don't help at all with the doing, that just weight me down and burden me, unhappily. (This, because I haven't printed a picture since my nine year old was *cough* @@sputter!@ one (ouch!!) Here, you have the joy of it. I need that, in all the best ways. Perhaps I can untangle this task from the shoulds, and place it squarely where it belongs, in the deeply madly want to's. Thanks, Amanda. xo, M
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Oh, Isabelle, hello! The feeling is entirely mutual. To wit: I, too, am firmly ensconced in the Nigel Slater as literature camp. So glad to have found your lovely space, as well! xo, Molly
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Oh, Amanda. Your photos are lovely. Your words, as well. But it is your heart, your glowing special excellent soul, that is your greatest gift in this world. Thank you, so very much, for sharing it. xo, Molly
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Low expectations! Oh Ardys, you are so right. What is it they say about satisfactions stemming from low expectations and big effort? Though I must say, I think an afternoon spent jumping in waves and washing sand from between toes also helps build a mighty appetite :) Cheers to you! M
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Roadmap. I love that. May your summer be full of wonder as well, Kelly. xo, M
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Ooooh, dinosaurs! May I ask where your journey will take you?? (And yes, the fairy houses and toodstools made me swoon, also :) xo, M
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Oh Molly, you are so right! Thanks for bringing a smile to my afternoon :) xo, M
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Emmanuelle, They are LOVELY!! Oh, peonies... xo, M
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Some things one remembers, whilst in Maine: How to read a tide table, and why. How black, the sky. How bright, the stars. How incorrigibly insatiable, the skeeters. Also: how to nudge, rub, noodge, press, influence, impact, and otherwise not-scratch-to-smithereens bug bites. How to wash and dry dishes by hand, meal after meal, drink after drink, day after day. And cajole/coax/command children to do the same. How not to catch a crab. (OUCH.) Lobstah love. The giddy high of finishing four books in two weeks. The grump of trying and failing to find a geocache. Also, the thrill of the... Continue reading
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no photos, but this: we came back to ohio from our two weeks in maine, and it was like skipping to the end of a thriller: tomatoes which, when we left, were 12" (maybe), suddenly taller than their (5') tomato cages. beans grown up and over their teepee, flowered and fruiting, all while we were away. five cucumbers, ripe for the picking, all from one plant. not so much as a flower when we left. the antagonist? the weeds, of course! which had grown just as enthusiastically while we were away :) but still, what a joy to have a garden on fast forward! and a joy to eat from it -- yes, harvest is the word of the week :) xo, m
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SOLD.
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sigh. we have no cousins; never will. though i have those very memories, of my own. we work hard to create cousin-like community in other ways. because: yes. there is little that equals it! enjoy that new baby leo!!! xo, m
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Betsy! I knew not that you call Vermont home! Weve added an hour to our drive each and every trip to Maine, just to sneak in a little Vermont time! Your state is an absolute gem, humming and quiet and green-gorgeous! Weve managed little more than a few hours in Wilmington and Bennington, but they have been highlights of each trip (the indie bookstores! the chocolate shops! the bakeries! the setting!!!). I am so eager to find the ways and means to spend more time, there. Would love to know where and what you recommend!! Best, Molly
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Heidi, Indeed, the best cakes are little more than tender crumby things layered with fruit and cream. A belated happy birthday to you!! M
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Home. Now. Will come swing soon :) M
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on hard to beat at remedial eating
Does it get any better?
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Oh but see, I would say just the same of you. Thanks, kind friend. xo, M ps: please give Seattle a wide greedy hug for me, eh?
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I can totally see cinnamon-spiked whipped cream. And yes, when the cream is good, thick, local stuff, it tends to be so sweet, it doesnt really need sugar. We roasted some plums while we were in Maine. Said spiced cream wouldve been dreamy. Although, Im awfully fond of cardamom, also.... Hmmm....off to fetch more cream! xo, M
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Mary, Maine is something so utterly special, I could not agree more. Its lovely, particular, spectacular self. xo, M
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Ooooh, huckleberries! How I miss huckleberries. Tiny, but potent, and oh so lovely. And a fool, yes indeed, is a glorious thing. Thank you for the reminder, Charlotte! M
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YES. To all of it. The giddy highs. And the honest lows. And the essential-ness of making it happen, anyway. Having just wrapped two weeks North of Portland, and inhaled all the seaspray d, fresh-aired, green-shrouded excellence of your corner of the world, I can't help but holler out a huge AYE! to your call to get out there and drink it in. It is so worthy. xoxo, Molly
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on date night in the harbor at SouleMama
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Oh good glory be, I LOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEE this idea!!!!! There are few things I enjoy more about parenting than the fact I get to read kids books, again, ALOUD. TOTAL BONUS!!! Almost makes up for all the laundry. And there are few things I enjoy more, as a human, than lists, and notebooks, and records of stuff done. This looks to be the perfect marriage of the two. I cannot believe I didn't think of it! (In other words: THANK YOU!!) Semi-related: we just finished The Willoughby's, by Lois Lowry, which is a hysterical, quick, light, witty romp of a read. Sardonic, hysterical, so so fun. And if you haven't listened to Gooney Bird Greene (also Lowry), and Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, Detectives Extraordinaire (Polly Horvath), add them to your next road trip list. You are in for a real treat. Both are great for all ages (or at least 5-13), and truly best (and magnificent) on audio. Wheee!!!! Read-aloud notebook!!
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