I declare summer officially here…

It’s Memorial Day weekend and Chestertown has been busy re-enacting the famous tea party of Boston fame. Saturday morning started out with a traditional Memorial Day parade to honor our fallen soldiers, followed by a proclamation to resist the pesky tax the British were imposing on those hard working colonialists and culminating in the tea and the “Brits” being thrown over board the Sultana into the Chester River in protest. The crowd cheered and a good time was had by all.

Today everybody is taking it more leisurely. Some of our guests are “chilling” on the front porch and enjoying an endless supply of iced tea and lemonade.

After a rather wet spring it has been most enjoyable to have the first real taste of “summer”.
It’s hot, but bearable with a soft breeze providing a welcome cooling of sorts.

This is also the time signaling the arrival of fresh local produce. The asparagus have been abundant. We like to roast them in the oven for the omelets. It brings out their wonderful flavor. The first strawberries are also in and they have found their way onto French toast, pancakes and fruit cups at breakfast and onto pound cake and tarts at tea time.

Bon appétit!

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