Holiday 2020 Newsletter

Dear Cooking & Eating Friends:

As we prepare for the Winter Solstice here at Rabbit hill, the importance of family, friends and community becomes even more significant.  In many cultures, the “death and rebirth” of the sun was immensely important, as the community’s food supply and survival was dependent upon monitoring the progress of the seasons.
Nightlong banquets, feasting on lamb, dumplings and other festive foods, bonfires, parades, and communal gatherings were all part of the many rituals that marked the longest night of the year.  In preparation for the “famine months” (January to April), root cellars were filled, livestock slaughtered, and pantry supplies laid in.
As the sun moves to its lowest elevation in the sky, we as a community need to ask the critical questions; are we ready and able to provide safe and nutritious food for us all?  Does Maine have the capacity to feed its citizens? 

Our community here on Deer Isle is tackling food insecurity and social isolation by preparing, packaging and delivering meals to Island seniors, teaching our youth to cultivate, harvest, store, process, cook and enjoy local foods, and providing daily meals and snacks for frontline and healthcare workers.

The culture surrounding the foods we eat is what knits us together as families, friends and communities. Nothing gives me greater joy than cooking! So in the spirit of the season, take time to reach out to your neighbors, cook something special, and give the gift of love: Real Maine Food.
Whatever the winter season brings you, we wish you a very safe, healthy and happy New Year!
Thank you for supporting Maine food!
Chef Cheryl, Flip & Spruce
Copyright © 2020 Cheryl Wixson's Kitchen, All rights reserved.

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