Tuesday, July 24, 2007

'Frankly Scallop, I don't give a clam'.

This past weekend we went to the Yarmouth Clam Festival. It was just about exactly what Milwaukee's IrishFest would be if it were held in Maine. Where IrishFest would have music stages, ClamFest had art tents as far as you could see. Where IrishFest would have beer and brats, ClamFest had lobster and, of course, clams. Simple enough. We enjoyed a bag of steamers and wandered around a bit before we moved on to the next activity,








Which was spending the evening with some friends who happen to have a neighbor that begs people to come and use their (really nice) in-ground pool.




























And after swimming, we grilled our dinner and settled in for a nice game of Euchre. I've learned how to play so many times now, I really should be catching on. But so much time passes in between one time and the next, that I basically start over every time I sit down to play. Honestly, I was surprised to find people who know how to play the game here in Maine. I had never heard of it until I met Mike, and figured it was something unique to the UP. Needless to say Mike and I lost, and I think he is pretty serious about giving me Euchre lessons so it doesn't happen again.

And, our garden continues to grow veggies. This is four zucchinis, a cucumber and one of about three handfuls of beans I picked yesterday. The plants seem to have veggies in all different stages, so it looks like we'll have a pretty continuous supply. Its really amazing.















Anybody have a great zucchini recipe for something other than bread? If not, who wants a loaf?

5 comments:

jimhalberg said...

Maybe it's just me but Claire looks so grown up in that picture with the goggles!

monnie halberg said...

Irish Fest has corned beef and cabbage, and potatoes!

michael said...

Lessons start Monday. Ha ha.

t.mom said...

The Clam Fest sounds like fun. Maybe we'll time our visit next summer to coincide with the festivities.

Anonymous said...

"animal, vegetable, miracle" has good squash recipes including a great recipe for sneaking excess zucchini into cookies...