The Season To Be Jolly

Tis’ the season to be jolly and to me that means it’s time for my husband and I to have our annual open house Christmas party. Our parties have changed over the years depending on where we have lived. While living in Miami, there was the glitz and glamour of catered affairs and guests dressed […]

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Simpler Times And A Cookie That Tastes Like Christmas

In this fast paced contemporary world of glass and steel, of iPhones and laptop computers, it is sometimes nice to reflect back on simpler times. If you were able to visit my home during this holiday period and step into the parlor (which would be referred to today as a living room), perhaps you could […]

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Arriving Home After A Long Journey

Traveling is a wonderful experience but the time comes when you pack your bags for the last time, check your room for any forgotten items, head to the airport, return the rental car and fly back home. Even though you may be exhausted from an entire day of traveling, ┬áthere is nothing like walking into […]

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Growing By Leaps And Bounds

It is fascinating to plant a tiny seed and watch it grow. I know what you are thinking…she must be some kind of a nut if she thinks watching plants grow is interesting. But if you look at the photos, I think you might agree. My seedlings are growing by leaps and bounds. If nothing […]

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Heirloom Tomato Seedlings

The heirloom tomato seeds that I planted three weeks ago germinated in less than a week. If you read my earlier post about spring, then you saw how I planted them in a seed flat. I took them from the potting shed and placed them in my bathtub to germinate. The sunny bathtub worked wonderfully. […]

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Spring…I Think Not

If you live in the northern hemisphere, spring arrived on March 1st according to the World Meteorological Organization and will last for the months of March, April and May. Many of my fellow bloggers who garden have spoken about spring weather for weeks. At our home in New Hampshire, maybe spring will really be here […]

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The New Year’s Lobster Pot Pie

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and a lobster dinner is a perfect way to ring in the New Year. Lobster is often thought of as a sophisticated dish that we only have on special occasions…birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc. Since I want to make a special meal for one of the most […]

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Our Christmas Kitchen Is Filled With Sweet Smells

There is no better place to be this time of the year than in the kitchen. The heart of the home where many of our fondest memories are made. A time to gather with friends and family and share the simple pleasures of food and drink. Where counters will be turned into buffets and bars. […]

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‘Tis The Season

I love the sights, the sounds, the smells of the Christmas season. So for me, the next week will be spent planning menus, trimming the trees and decorating the house. ‘Tis the season to spend time enjoying all that is wonderful about my favorite holiday. Instead of shopping and maybe risking life and limb, I’m […]

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Would You Join Me For A Cup Of Tea

Would you like to sit awhile and join me for a cup of tea? Rest a moment and think of all that there is to be grateful for at this time of the year. Health, home, family, friends and the beauty that surrounds our everyday life are meant to be cherished. Thanksgiving starts the holiday […]

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