Posted by Stephanie Simpson on
I’m three days into my Prince Edward Island adventure. And adventuring, oh, it has been had!
Each day, the six of us - my parents, my sister and brother-in-law, the family dog and I - pile into the van and head down the red-dirt road with a map that never gets used and a plan that changes with the need for ice cream. With such a loose agenda, we’ve found ourselves at a moonshine distillery tasting dandelion shine (dandelion wine + moonshine) and Navy Strength rum (57%!), on rocky beaches searching for shore glass, and in the woods checking out what may be PEI’s largest tree (jury’s still out).
As for that little bit of cooking, well, unless you count toasting two pieces of bread and brewing a single pot of coffee, I haven’t done any. At all. I did set the table twice though.
Which isn’t to say I haven’t been eating well - I’ve had more garden veggies and fresh baking in the past couple days than I’m sure I’ve had in the two weeks prior - it’s just been other people doing the cooking (thanks, Dad!).
But, thanks to a grumpy wind named Irene, we’ve got literal buckets-full of green tomatoes and ripe apples that I’ll need to turn into something tasty in the next day or two. So check back this weekend for something tomatoey, appley, or (more likely, knowing my inability to stick with a plan), something entirely different!