This summer a buuuunch of kids and their families came sailing with us for a Kids and Family trip… and so did a film crew. “North Woods Law,” the wildly popular show on Animal Planet that showcases the Maine Warden Service, decided to catch some shots of Maine from the water for their show, “In a Hot Minute”. Led by supervising producer, Andy Seestedt (yep, our former mate!), the crew detailed life aboard the Riggin for a day. While none of the kids were caught fishing without a licence or sailing without their life jackets, they did catch a bunch of fun moments on board.
Catch the episode this coming Sunday, January 17th at 8 p.m. EST. The segment on the Riggin is at the beginning, so make sure you get settled early! (If you don’t get Animal Planet where you are, they typically post it on the website shortly after it airs.)
It’s only a few days until daylight savings time, however, until the snow melts from the ground and the temperature rises above 35 degrees most days, comfort food will remain a staple in our house. I just can’t bring myself to keep the stove off! Scarves, many layers, turtlenecks and fingerless mittens are also a constant. It’s just how it is some years in Maine.
I find myself looking for those things I love because complaining about weather, over which I have zero control, is not my cup of tea (or bowl of stew)… Could this be the last snow fall of the season? How lovely that a new coat of snow has freshened up the roadsides and our yard. Are those cardinals at the bird feeder? The seeds are on their way. The green is on its way. The warmth is on its way….
And for now I’ll delight in the cozy meals that still sound just as delicious now as they did in October when I began to crave them. Fish Stew with Porcini Mushrooms is the recipe that ran in the Portland Press Herald today. Of course Quick Buttermilk Bread goes super well with the stew. Check it out.