|We caught a glimpse of the apples|
coming along at Carlson Orchards
|Many New England farms are still|
hosting PYO peaches in their orchards
|We love this welcoming barn sign!|
|White Church in Fall Foliage|
With the long weekend fast approaching, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of fabulous outdoor activities to help you transition out of summer and into everyone’s favorite season. Here are our recommended activities for Labor Day Weekend:
New England Trail Family Ramble: Scavenger Hunt – FREE
Meriden, CT Details
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival
Bennington, VT Details
Saturday and Sunday, August 30-31st, 2014
Labor Day Weekend Festival at Emery Farm
Durham, NH Details
Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class
Haight-Brown Vineyards in Litchfield, CT Details
Saturday and Sunday August 30th-31st, 2014
North Branch Bluegrass Festival
Bridgewater, VT Details
Wednesday-Sunday August 27th - August 31st, 2014
Portland Brew Festival
Portland, ME Details
Friday and Saturday August 29th – 30th
King Richard's Renaissance Faire
Carver, MA Details
Saturdays and Sundays - August 30th - October 19th, 2014
Where is New England Fall Events Headed this Weekend?
|Escobar Farm's Corn Maze Celebrates|
The Wizard of Oz's 75th Anniversary
Say-Goodbye-to-Summer Nectarine Crisp Recipe
Makes 8 servings.
6 Cups sliced nectarines
1/2 Cup (for fruit) and 1/3 cup packed brown sugar (for topping)
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp. salt (for fruit) and ¼ tsp. salt (for topping)
3/4 Cup flour
1/2 Cup old-fashioned rolled oats
½ Cup chopped pecans (optional)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
6 Tbsp butter (divided into 3 Tbsp cold butter and 3 Tbsp melted butter)
Preheat oven to 375 F. Coat an 8-inch-square baking dish with butter.
Mix together nectarines, ½ cup of brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Transfer into prepared baking dish.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, oats, 1/3 cup brown sugar, baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Add 3 Tbsp of cold butter into the flour mixture and pinch crumble together using your fingers until the butter is distributed evenly into crumbs. Sprinkle crumb topping over the fruit and drizzle melted butter over the topping.
Bake for 30 minutes, until fruit is bubbling and topping is crispy and brown. Cool before serving.