Snow Got You Down?

If you’re tired of the winter without the Stonington Farmers Market, our frendor Michael Rossney will cheer you up with his newsletter from El El Frijoles. EnJOY!

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Well, this is a lot of fun, right? Those of us lucky enough to be living here in beautiful Downeast Maine are lovingly gazing out the windows at the Third Major Snowstorm of the Week! Now, I grew up in L.A., right, so even though I have been here full time for a decade, I still somehow have this romantic notion of the Snow. You see, I remember waking at dawn and stuffing into someones piece of crap 4th-hand car and setting off for a day of skiing 2 1/2 hours away in the San Bernardino mountains. We were young, and strong and stupid and willing to put up with all kinds of hassle and discomfort for the freedom of the slopes. It was great, and we were back at the beach by bed time, so we could go body surfing in the morning.
But now, this never-ending dump of ice and snow from the angry gods above us, and the associated cleanup, slip & falls and frostbitten hands is a whole different thing. It is one thing to seek out the cold & snowy for sport and entertainment, but when it rules your very existence? Well, this is a whole other thing. We suit up to dig these Habitrail paths through our environment, one out to the woodshed so we can get fuel for the stove (to keep us ALIVE!), another down to the driveway and around the car (in case we need to escape). We get to shovel a tunnel out to the Taqueria (those words have never been put together in the history of the written word) too! It IS amazingly beautiful, honestly it is, but after a while there is just so much packed snow everywhere, it gets heavy and there just is no place left to put it! It’s like being in a 1980 Tercel with 4 teenage boys, each with ski boots, jackets, pants, cassette tapes, bongs, hats, Walkmen and a cooler full of random junk food- It’s a bit tight….

In any case, you are probably just want to hear about our February Supper Club. We have put together a great menu, inspired by some of the most delicious things we have eaten on our travels. From Venice to Paris to San Francisco, to Vienna:

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Call us right now at 207.359.2486 to make a reservation!
In fact, one lucky family member is off to Austria this very week! Yup, Michele is headed to rural, Lower Austria for a few days of teaching (she will absolutely NOT be tasting any of the delicious local wine, or sampling any of the preserved vegetables or sausages the region is famous for). Nope, this is all work and no play. She promised!  She is actually just flying all the way to Vienna just to pick up the special triangular, seeded brown bread for our Supper Club. Dedication, people, that’s what we are all about!
Now, this lack of an actual chef might cripple a lesser taqueria, but we have a real back-up chef waiting to step in and take over the difficult and all-consuming job of telling me what to do. Miss Kara van Emmerik will be on hand next Wed./Thurs. keeping us all well supplied with quality, innovative Mexican food.  We’ll also have our shining star Sara here, and of course The Intern will be here as well. We are totally ready to go, and when Michele returns with the  Bread we can get ready to present our February Supper Club dinner. And hopefully, we’ll be shoveled out by then too!
Thanks for your support, we can’t wait see you soon.
-Michael, Michele and Jasper

For more info, or if you need to chat, call us at 207.359.2486
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