Truro Ag Fair and Hurricane Earl
September 2, 2010
Today I finished the painting to be raffled off at the second annual Truro Agricultural Fair, which is scheduled for this coming Sunday, September 5th. Raffle tickets will be available at the fair and will be $5 apiece or six for $20. The painting has a retail value of $1800, so if you win it is a very good deal. I will be hawking the tickets and will have the painting on display at the fair. Hopefully the paint will be dry!
This afternoon I can hear a generator being test-run in the distance, and vehicles with trailers have been passing our house all day on their way to Pamet Harbor to haul out boats. Hurricane Earl will be visiting Cape Cod tomorrow, and people are getting ready to receive him in whatever capacity he shows up in. With help from a neighbor I pulled our boat out this morning, and then spent part of the day putting away outdoor furniture, barbecue grills, surf boards, and any other objects likely to get carried off by wind, as well as repairing a critical downspout on one of our gutters.
Thus made ready we are waiting for Earl to show his stuff, and are looking forward to going fishing again once he has passed. A few days ago we went to Provincetown in the boat and happened upon a blitz (feeding frenzy) of striped bass. We filled the freezer, smoked some, and gave some to friends. It is the time of year to share the harvest.
Recipe for Smoked Fish Pasta Sauce:
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
1/2 cup smoked striped bass or bluefish, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 whole large fresh tomato, cubed
3/4 cup light cream
salt & pepper
pasta of your choice for three
Cook the pasta.
Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp butter or olive oil in a wide sauce pan or skillet.
Add the smoked fish and saute until heated through.
Add the tomato, and saute a few minutes.
Add the cream and cook over medium heat until reduced slightly and thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.