Dear blog

Well, it has been awhile since I have sat down and touched the ole keyboard to update you folks on all the happenings; it surely has nothing to do with the fact that there is nothing happening, it has more to do with the whole process of “re-entry” from a 2 week road trip through the New England states during peak foliage. Violeta & i took a drive with no set destination through upstate New York and the Adirondacks, then we skirted over lake Champlain into Vermont, then on over to the state of New Hampshire into the White Mountains and finally over to the small coastal towns of Maine. We were blown away by what we saw; the small quiet towns, the impressive size of the mountains, the Kandinsky colors of sugar maples exploding in all their brilliant colors and finally the quaint towns running down the coast of Maine. We are still in a state of excited stupor. At the end of the trip, we found ourselves in Brooklyn participating in the largest street festival we have ever seen, the Atlantic Antic. We set up our tent with Robert Berry, Ricky King, Leo Marino and Bev Eggleston and his glorious EcoFriendly pork. It was an amazing experience and we rocked wood grilled Obama pork burgers and Joe Biden gelato for 8 hours non-stop, all to the throbbing crowd of more than 1 million people. The gathering was the first time for the gastrofreaks and we had an amazing time together.
So, now that fall is upon us, we are throwing it into full gear with the likes of AMERICAN CHESTNUT, SECKEL PEAR, APPLE CIDER, POMEGRANATE, CROOK NECK PUMPKIN, VERMONT MAPLE SYRUP, ACORN SQUASH, FUYU PERSIMMON, CLEMENTINES, SEVILLE ORANGES, BLOOD ORANGES AND MEYER LEMONS. There are no sad folks over here to see the summer go, we are thrilled by change and the chance to dazzle with beautiful fall bounty. Hope to see you around!