A Busy Weekend


I’m sure ALL of my readers have these events on their calendars—but here’s a little reminder just in case!
First, tomorrow night (Saturday, August 21), Alice Parker and I will trip the light fantastic at the Green Emporium in Colrain, Massachusetts. Friends and fans should plan to come eat pizza, listen with rapture, and of course sing along.
I am actually still learning the music for our centennial tribute to Frank Loesser. It’s been a hectic month! I try to tell myself this is a good thing. I wouldn’t want to lose my spontaneity, now would I? 

The program starts at 7:30 pm. Would-be listeners are encouraged to come a bit early as the restaurant doesn’t take reservations.

Second, Sunday is the first day of the week-long Blogathon proudly hosted by me (with help from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and Mass Farmers Markets).
Loving Local: Celebrating the Flavors of Massachusetts coincides with Massachusetts Farmers’ Market week and raises money for Mass Farmers Markets, a non-profit charity that supports farmers markets throughout the Bay State. 

As I type this, we have about 70 blogs scheduled to participate. If you’d like to join in the virtual feast–it’s calorie free!–please see the instructions here. (Don’t you love our wonderful poster/logo, designed by the talented Leon Peters?)


Since things are a bit busy today’s recipe is for … water. I got this refreshing idea from Michael Collins, the chef at the Green Emporium. I have put lemon in water for years, but the mint is not only pretty but tasty.

How to Make (Actually, Serve) Water
1 pitcher water (preferably delicious New England well water)
1 lemon, thinly sliced and seeded
a handful of mint sprigs
lots of ice

Combine the ingredients and allow them to mellow a bit together before serving. Serves 2 to 8, depending on degree of thirst and size of pitcher.

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7 Responses to “A Busy Weekend”

  1. Jack Estes says:

    At last a recipe I can handle! See you tomorrow evening.

  2. Grad says:

    …and the devil will drag you under, by the sharp lapel of your checkered coat! My all time favorite musical comedy. Guys and Dolls was one of the ones we did in summer stock waaaaay back when I was a college student during the school year and a broadway star wanna-be during the summer! Wish I could be there. That really would be “boat to heaven.”

  3. Kathleen Wall says:

    My new favorite water recipe – Chocolate mint! Even easier then yours – gather a few sprigs of chocolate mint, rinse and squeeze it in your hand to smell the wonderful chocolate mnit scent, add to pitcher with fresh, sweet water. Put aside until needed, then hydrate and enjoy!

  4. tinkyweisblat says:

    I promise some of the others are almost this easy, Jack. And Grad, I wish you could be there singing along, too. Kathleen, it sounds divine! I MUST get some chocolate mint for the herb garden (well, the herb mess)…….

  5. I wish I could be there to hear you sing! If only I could send you some of our soft Scottish water …..

  6. tinkyweisblat says:

    Frayed, I think you must have softened our water via long distance because my voice held up just fine. Thank you for the good wishes….

  7. Good luck, Tinky!!

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