Sunday, August 19, 2007

Music and skiffs and carrot cake cupcakes

Live Music at the Inn!

Long time returning guest Mark Berman, out from Wisconsin, where I'm from, helped organize an evening of chamber music with a few of his friends. They were all in town for Kneisel Hall's Adult Chamber Music Institute (a.k.a. Music Camp). In spite of their busy Kneisel schedules, they entertained us with beautiful music--Hayden's Opus 75, No. 2 and Quartet for Strings No. 17 in B-flat major by Mozart, "The Hunt." Mark, on viola, was joined by Ron Hudson and David Herzig on violins and Ann West on cello.

Don Radovich Photos

Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres with a Mexican flair--chorizo from a local smokehouse, crabmeat quesadillas, and tortilla chips and salsa from a Blue Hill salsa-making company, Sisters Salsa, among other offerings. We've added a New Zealand sauvignon blanc, Spinyback, to our wines by the glass, which worked really well with the spicy food.

If you haven't been here yet, you don't realize the "office" is really a corner in the kitchen. As I'm typing this during a quiet moment Sunday afternoon, Matt Jurick, our fabulous breakfast chef, is putting the finishing touches on carrot cake cupcakes. Soon they'll be out for afternoon snacking. They smell heavenly.

The weather has been typically crazy--gorgeous sunny days, crazy rainstorms at night, and today a strong breeze under amazingly blue skies.

This morning, I snuck out of the inn for a moment to buy more blueberries and to look at a 14-ft. skiff that a friend saw for sale. I'm determined to find a small rowboat for me and for guests to use. I've found a parking place for it, thanks to Steve Rappaport, now I need the boat!

I hope your August is going as well.

1 comment:

megwhale2 said...

i have read all of your blog postings.wonderful- full of wonder.

you know what BEST OF LIFE MEANS and you communicate that knowledge.

BOL- margaret whalen