That's the best kind of work, isn't it?Seeing all those wonderful sweaters excites me. Nothing like a day out on the water with good friends and a chill in the air. Add a bowl of chowder to it and I'd call it nearly perfect.
I love your commanding poses, MA. Well done.
Beautiful boat that appears meticulously cared for. What is the model and make?
Looks like a great day for putting out to sail, do you like that change of seasons requiring the fall sweaters?
Lovely images, and very happy to start seeing some sweater weather! Love the Norwegian and flipped-up collar, as always! :)
Dear Muffy,Thank you for never using the words "style," "collection," or "fashion." And thank you even more for not showing "preppy with a twist," "updates on preppy clothes," "new takes on preppy," or "modern interpretations of preppy clothes." I love seeing authentic preppy people wearing authentic preppy clothes.
Nice sweaters , like that bulky cable Aran , pretty boat , and of course fond of that Terrier picture!
@Susan R - All right, now all I can think about is chowder.@LBF - I was a commanding chauffeur.@Nevisbound - It is a Sweden Yachts 340.
@Pearl Maple - I adore the change of seasons!@John - It's been almost cold here at times. Perfect.@Anonymous - Yes, I read those phrases all the time in catalogs. Drives me crazy.@Sailor Madras - Thank you. Hard to resist a terrier!
Speaking of chowder, I had some delicious haddock chowder in Portsmouth, NH yesterday. Ever since, all *I* can think of is making some at home. I found a good recipe for "fish chowder with old-fashioned flavor" in my Cooking Downeast cookbook. (I have a 30-year old version of the original, purchased in a used book store. Apparently this treasure trove of authentic Maine recipes has been "freshened" in recent years, to mixed reviews. Although, that said, I'm not so sure about the use of "Accent" (which is apparently MSG) in the fish chowder recipe, although apparently that was frequently-used in mid-20th century kitchens. I think I would omit that.)
@Anonmymous - You are right about the "accent". Even one of my favorite resources from the now closed Cheechako restaurant in Damariscotta calls for it. But here is one recipe from the famous Moody's Diner in Waldoboro that does not. That's the wonderful thing about Moody's - they don't change anything!
Thanks! That one is very similar to my recipe, minus the Accent. And of course, I will have to down-size from 25 pounds of haddock!
That actually looks like quite a lot of fun! I desperately wish I had your weather; I was rowing in the worst rain today. Your pup is adorable, too!
My mother and grandmother were "good New England cooks" in the old style and always had a package of Accent in their kitchens.
I would like to add my thanks for never using the word curate!
I didn't know what Accent was, so I had to look it up when the recipe called for it. The packaging looks very familiar - I'm sure my grandmother (from a Boston suburb) must have had it in her kitchen, and perhaps even my own mother (midcoast Maine) did too. But, I'm certain it's not specific to Maine cooking, or even to New England cooking, anymore than margarine or evaporated milk are. Rather, its use in the recipe just reflects its popularity in American kitchens at the time the recipe was first published (mid-20th century.) Certainly early settlers in New England did not use it, so I feel safe leaving it out and considering my dishes authentic. (I thought the safety of MSG was in question these days... at the very least, it does give some people headaches.)
Hi Muffy,Love the sailing posts and I thought I recognized the boat. My friends spent a wonderful summer sailing a "Downeast Loop" on their Sweden 34. I think you'll enjoy their photo blog. http://goo.gl/0sFAi
You look great in your sweater!! Perfect attire for a fall time sail!
Muffy et al. I love your blog, the Bean sweater and the little doggy. I stop however at the love for the pinched stern, fat belly and narrow bow of that IOR nightmare from the 80s.Sailing a boat like that under spinnaker or cruising chute in any kind of wind would be a handful compared to modern boats like a Melges or IOD 35.David J. Cooper
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