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How to Amuse Yourself During a Nor'easter

Posted by Arden Spacek on


If you're not familiar with the term nor'easter, let's clear that up first.  It's the name given to a storm or winds blowing from the northeast  though New England.  It  can often bring snow and rain, but always includes high winds, often hurricane like. We just experienced another nor'easter--it blew through our little Long Island hamlet yesterday, gathering steam the day before. Because of the warmish temps, we were soaked by heavy rain, and the wind blew so hard that even our chicken decided that the weather was not conducive to egg-laying.  

So how do we amuse ourselves when there is no surf,  when the rains fall, the winds blow and the snow blankets the East End?  I remember finding out years ago that Peter was living year around in Montauk.  I broadly stated, "Wow, you must drink a lot!".  Well happily, this is not our problem, but spending hours in the kitchen, often inventing new dishes, snacks, stews and new uses for clams, is. While this may not be a problem, it is a bit of an obsession.

So here is Peter's newest concoction creation.  A delicious and energizing snack mix (good-bye Chex Mix of later days!) that is perfect to fuel your next winter surf session at Ditch or Cavett's, or put in your pack for your next 10th Mountain Division Hut trip in Colorado. Whatever your adventure is, make sure to fuel body and feed that creative soul by inventing something delicious to take along.