Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard
There was a lovely sunrise (Sunday), but we are ending the day with some showers. It is difficult to know what to wear these days. At our grandson’s soccer jamboree on Saturday in Ludlow, sitting on one side of the field was cold and windy, while the other was sunny and warm, causing most of us to start peeling off layers!
We had a delicious Community Luncheon on Thursday with a huge Shepherd’s pie casserole by Michelle Pingree, along with salad, and homemade cornbread. Teresa Ennis made wonderful cupcakes and demonstrated how to decorate them, along with encouraging us to try our hand at it. Her presentation was thorough, funny, and full of helpful information. Despite her tutelage, mine did not really look like hers!
Teresa gave us lots of amazing tips, that could fill up several columns. Her training has brought her to a high level of expertise and I keep hoping that she will agree to do a class at our Community Center! A few important considerations when baking: have all ingredients at room temperature, plus measured and ready before you begin; line pans with spray & parchment; do not over-mix or continually open the oven door; use only fresh and good ingredients; and her most important point – practice makes perfect, so make sure you are having fun!
I was surprised to find that Rte 100 paving is extending into Plymouth from Ludlow. I am curious to see how far it goes since it might make my bike rides easier. Fall tourist traffic will be diminishing, so I am hoping to get out there a few more times before the snow flies…. I see lots of folks outside buttoning up for winter – we know it is coming!