Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Local Goodness

Lots of excitement in our little town today...the annual Cherry Festival began this afternoon, and it is literally a block from our house, so you can imagine the state poor Camden has been in since he woke up. Plenty of carnival rides, games, fried dough, corn dogs, lemonade, etc.. Seeing Camden today reminds me of how excited I use to get when the Topsham Fair would come to town. He has a day pass for rides, but I think we are going to save it for Saturday, when he can go with his friends. The parade is Saturday night, and we love to go to that every year, too. I don't know if Steve will be back from Annual Training in time for any of it, so that's a bummer (for us, anyway). I decided not to enter the Cherry Bake-Off this year, and neither did my partner in crime, Terri. She has a good reason, being that she is extremely pregnant right now. My only reason is that I couldn't really find a recipe that I was really excited about. Maybe next year. For now, we'll just continue to ride on the wave of our win last year!

I'm also very happy that the Farmer's Market has started back up - - there aren't a lot of vendors yet, but today I got some delicious radishes, some lovely peonies for my kitchen table, and a loaf of chocolate cherry brownie bread. I love the fresh produce, and I love being able to support local farmers and craftspeople. This year, I have just a teensie little garden, with tomatoes, red bell peppers, and green bell peppers. Since this is my first try at gardening, I didn't want to go too crazy. Now, I'm wishing I'd planted more! Luckily, the Farmer's Market is just a couple of blocks from here, each Wednesday and Saturday.

6 comments:

Jen said...

I love farmer's markets!!!

Cheryl said...

What fun to share the carnival with the boys, especially Camden. Have a piece of fried dough for me!

Heather said...

Cheryl, I swear I can smell the fried dough from my house...it is taunting me. Why is carnival food so darn good (and so darn bad for you!)? I think I just answered my own question!

Jean said...

Cherry chocolate brownie bread sounds illegal and delicious. How was it?

Cheryl said...

Heather-like the new photos of you and Griffin!

Heather said...

Thanks, Cheryl - - Griffin's new picture is so "him" - - boogery nose and food on his face, along with mischief in his eyes. As for me, I decided to get a short summer cut yesterday, and I feel much better!

Aunt Jean - - the chocolate brownie bread left something to be desired. I hate to say it, but it seemed like it needed more butter or something. It had a bit of a rubbery consistancy, like when someone substitutes applesauce for butter or oil. If I'm going to eat dessert, I want the full-fat version!

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