A couple of weeks ago, upon first arriving back in Barichara, we had the opportunity to participate in harvesting the grapes from the vine in the front courtyard. Pounds of grapes were given to us by that tree. Enough to make lots of sweet marmalades and refreshing juices. Mary is stepping into another realm of creativity in this ship’s galley.
At breakfast, our guests have been enjoying these jams on Mary´s fresh baked bread. We are living closer to our ideal of eating local organically grown foods prepared in our own kitchen from scratch. Gifts from nature turned into edible poetry.
So far Mary has made three different types of jam. Aside from the grape, Mary brewed a batch of clementine jam that has set the countryside on fire and is in the process of cornering the Barichara-home-made-jam market with her sweet mandarin pot of magic currently in its peeling and dicing phase. I may be biased but Mary’s “test kitchen” is soaring. Come get some at the best Barichara hotel!
Its been busy the last few days with guests in the house and so many tourists in town. The plaza is full of parked cars and there are tons of new shops opening their doors, like the petals on a sunflower at first light. Our first guests, Avi and Hannah, felt the magic in a big way: they got engaged here at our happy little Barichara hotel. Congratulations, Avi and Hannah!