PSME Plein Air Retreat 2024 (Photos and Recipe Links)

PSME Plein Air Retreat 2024 (Photos and Recipe Links)

I look forward all year to the Pastel Society of Maine Plein Air Retreat, because these women are wonderful. In this post, you can see my photos of my four days with them. We paint, but we also play games, talk incessantly, hang out in beautiful places, hike, and eat my food. Yes, somehow I get to be the one cooking for them. Here was my menu, straight out of the blog:

Gluten Free Crab Cakes

Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Corn Cheese Casserole

Shrimp Cabbage Pad Thai 

Green Curry Cauliflower Soup

Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup with Gruyere

Black Bean Burgers

Kale Salad (with blueberries instead of pear)

Looking forward to doing it again next year.





































PSME Plein Air Retreat 2024














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  1. K 1 month ago

    Great photos, Polly! Thanks- K

  2. Stephanie Woodman 1 month ago

    You are a remarkable woman, artist, painter and chef. It was a pleasure to be in your company. SW

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      Polly Castor 1 month ago

      Yours too!

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