Big John, all six feet five inches of him, loved to come here to the Berkshires from Provincetown (a beautiful seaside town on the very tip of the Cape) to fish for trout and hunt deer. My friend Bruce and I would meet him at 20 Railroad Street in Great Barrington whenever he was in town. We would start quietly telling fishing stories, but after a few shots of ouzo (Greek aperitif we fondly referred to as paint thinner of the gods) the stories became, how should I say . . . embellished and loud, accompanied by raucous laughter. He appreciated our suggestions about the best places to hunt and fish in the area, but it was after I got him permission to hunt at the Jug End resort where I was chef that he invited us to go tuna fishing with him in Provincetown. Bruce and I had fished P-town before but it was for striped bass, cod, and bluefish, never for giant tuna. Mind you, this was decades before the “Wicked Tuna” TV show, so we didn’t know what to expect.
Houseguests last summer arrived laden with gifts: home-made jams (they're jam junkies), books, fresh-picked fruit from a farm close to their Vermont home, and huge tins of homemade . . . um . . . crackers.
I have to admit, the last part left me a little less excited. Never really been a particularly keen cracker-eater. Always preferred my carbs in bread or cookie form, it must be said. Good scones, too.
But then we politely tasted the crackers. And of course, we should have known, because isn't homemade just always going to be better? Isn't that just the rule? These crackers were so delicious, and so packed with good-for-you stuff, it really was a revelation. And of course, I wanted to make them myself. And I wanted mine to be better than theirs. Of course.
Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014
Where: Historic Eastover Estate & Retreat
430 East Street, Lenox MA 01240
Price: Completely Free
A Spiritual Journey of Transformation
The Science of Spirituality invites you to attend an all-day retreat at the historic Eastover Retreat and Resort Center. Come and join us for a day of deep silence, inspirational workshops, Iyengar Yoga, organic cuisine and extended periods of meditation in a supportive community.
Dr. Vidich retreat facilitator, invites people to come and learn how each of us can tap into the everlasting fountain of love and joy within us. Participants will learn to enter into the silence — by ascending into the great fountain head of Light pouring down within us. Through a simple yet profound meditation technique each of us can begin this journey of transformation right now. Where comfortable clothing.
Located on 660 acres of pristine Berkshire hillside the Eastover Restate and Retreat offers a wide variety of exceptional facilities and services. Being at Eastover is an experience in itself, offering you a sense of peace and tranquility in a setting that is both intimate and expansive.
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Clare Vidich at email@example.com. Call for schedule details / registration: (718) 866-5259. For Directions go to www.eastover.com. Sponsored by Science of Spirituality. Under the Direction of Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj.
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