A Spring Walk At The Edge Of The Woods

On this quiet spring morning in New England, the sky is cobalt blue and there is not a cloud in the sky. With the warmth of the early morning sun, it seems like the perfect day to head outdoors for a walk at the edge of the woods…why don’t you join me. It will be […]

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Grilled Lamb Chops With Tapenade Over Fennel Couscous

With the arrival of spring, there are certain foods that seem to go along with the season. One item that can usually be found in the markets at this time of the year is lamb which has long been associated with spring. To celebrate the beginning of the season, I prepared a Mediterranean inspired meal […]

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Spring is here…Let’s Start Gardening

Every season in New England is wonderful but at the end of a very snowy winter, I can’t help but look forward to the warmth of spring, the first flower blossoms opening, and starting seeds for my vegetable garden. Spring is here…let’s start our gardening. Before I start the new planting season, I enjoy looking […]

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At Last It Is Finally Summer

Summer has arrived in the northern hemisphere. Kids are getting out of school and graduations are being celebrated. Backyard grills are being fired up and picnics planned. Before you take your children to their summer camps and head off on an exotic vacation (at least we can dream), I wanted to ask the burning question, […]

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A Walk On The Wild Side…Wildflowers Of Course

You expect spring to be filled with blue skies, delicate blossoms, sweet smells in the warm air and birds chirping. After days and days of gray skies and continuous rain, the sun has finally come out. I thought we should go for a walk on the wild side…I’m talking about going for a walk through […]

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Early Blossoms

The orchard has just started blooming and I thought you might like to take a walk with me to see the lovely blossoms. Our pear trees are the first to bloom, usually around the first week in May with the apples starting to bloom about a week later. I don’t keep records of the exact […]

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Spring Has Arrived And The Battle Begins

The official first day of spring, the Vernal Equinox has arrived. Celebrated in the northern hemisphere, spring offers a rebirth…the start of new beginnings. I am celebrating the day by starting my tomato seeds. And this is where my battle begins with “mother nature”. Will this year’s garden be blessed with sun, balmy breezes, and […]

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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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