Wedding Feasts, Maple Whiskey and Broken-Leg Brew!
We were so grateful to be surrounded by twenty of our closest friends and family for our October wedding at a rustic farmhouse we rented for the weekend on the coast of Addison, ME. Everyone came together to help us decorate, cook, and more importantly, stay present and enjoy the moment!
Our close friends, Colin and Dena, secretly schemed and recreated one of my new favorite drinks to start off the day!
-Splash of soda water
It definitely kept me relaxed and happy just an hour before saying “I do”s.
… And then we were back to work!
Israel prepared braised goat which simmered overnight in a huge pot on the stovetop and filled the whole house with its enticing aroma. He cooked it in lots of red wine with garlic, anchovies, raisins, garlic and finished it with fresh rosemary. Israel and Colin were in the kitchen or over the grill all afternoon preparing the goat, beet salad, mackerel, scalloped potatoes, bread and more, while everyone else helped to set the table and enjoyed snacks by the fireplace.
My father also made his fabulous butternut squash soup with ingredients from his garden.
Drinks were flowing freely, including our home-brewed ale and cider.
Although we had little elbow room, it was only right to have everyone come together around one table.
Scratch Bakery in South Portland, ME made us a delicious carrot cake. My only task was placing the top layer on the base… imperfection is tastier I’ve always found!
(cake photo credit: Colin Peacock)
Thank you to all who helped make our day so unforgettable.
We can’t wait to plan our anniversary party feast now!
Until then, we will be enjoying good food and lovely friends.