Can I just say that I had a blast at the hideout block party!   Each year I make a pilgrimage to my home town to debut this years batch of MAPLE PUMPKIN BUTTER and set up a little jam & sweets booth at the Hideuot's magical block party.   I always get to see many old friends and take the opportunity to make new ones.   It is always a great vibe and a wonderful event.

This year Wilco, Kelly Hogan, wild belle and all the acts were amazing, Intelligentsia was there keeping me peppy, the kind folks at Lagunitas Brewing kept me tipsy and Katie/Tim Tuten were the most amazing hosts as usual!  I love them all so much and can't wait till next year!


While is Chicago I also got to STAND ON WRIGLEY FIELD while my good pal Gayle Ritt sang the national anthem at the cubs game.  It was surreal.  I got to stand in the dirt in front of the dugout with the Cubs while she was singing.  Life is truly amazing (and so is Gayle).

Love you sweet home Chicago!  I will see you again soon.