One calm Sunday in April, the crew of the Riggin and the Timberwind moved our new pretty schooner up Penobscot Bay to her new home in Belfast, Maine. The day started calm and then picked up to a feisty 25 knots of breeze on the beam, but for a spring day in Maine, this is still a fairly low key day on the bay. As the sun was closing out the day, our crews celebrated their efforts. To top it all off, the Bangor Daily News was kind enough to highlight the Timberwind‘s new life.
One day about a two years ago, Elizabeth, who’s pictures will grace these pages and who is my right-hand super woman, said I should do a blog. I had no idea what she was talking about. I had heard the term and it sounded like an online diary that I didn’t want anyone to read. I resisted.
Two years later, I now begin this blog which is mostly about a passion for comfort food – the kind of dishes that get all us eating with each other around the table, that nourish our souls as well as our bellies, that give us a sense of connection to our food and where it comes from. Food connects us on large and small scales. Everyone needs to eat. We could choose to simply view meals as fuel to keep our bodies going. But what makes food wonderful is the joy that comes from the growing, producing, creating, sharing and savoring.