I’ve just moved back to the North Country from Burlington, Vermont. It’s meant some big changes. For one, I now work in a real office, not at my kitchen table. It means getting dressed in more than just sweat pants in the morning, and actually seeing my colleagues every day.
And I’m also making the transition to rural living. Before, we lived in a densely packed Winooski neighborhood. You could hear the neighbors’ dogs — and, let’s be honest, the neighbors–plus the dull roar of planes flying in and out of the Burlington International Airport. Now, I live Winthrop (or maybe West Stockholm, I’m not totally sure which), and hear a different sort of cacophony: birds, crickets and frogs, the brook pattering by, punctuated by an occasional car.
And this morning, my colleague Tasha Haverty emailed the office with an offer we couldn’t resist. The subject line: peach raspberry pie. Cue a mass migration of NCPR staff to the kitchen. As you can see, we made short work of it!
It’s good to be back in the North Country. And if you have any good plum recipes, share them below!