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summertime sunday supper

This weekend was particularly long and tough, most of it spent away from home. Arriving home this afternoon was a relief. Our cozy home offered the quiet and comfort we needed. Quiet is a relative term, though – we had a few extra kids in tow and I’d be lying if I said it was … Continue reading

tropi-local breakfast

Thank you, grocery store for this delicious and indulgent breakfast. Melon, via New Jersey (kind of local, anyway) and pineapple, via Mexico (tropical). We usually try to keep our produce consumption as local as possible and have been inundated as of late with LOTS of berries from here and here. We buy bananas at the grocery store … Continue reading

english muffin bread

If you know me well, you already know that there is nothing I enjoy more than a hot cup of tea, English style with a bit of sugar and milk, and a steamy slice of toast with butter and Marmite. It’s a –less than healthy– comforting meal that dates back to my childhood (which is … Continue reading

wooly woes and watermelon

Today I fed the sheep and Carole and I did some herding to check on a few of the ladies. A few weeks ago, I built catch pens in both the lamb pasture as well as the ‘big sheep’ pasture. Despite their lack of experience in the world (their small world anyway) the lambs are … Continue reading


Last week we went camping with some friends, old and new. This trip has been a family tradition for me and my cousin Evan since we were kids and went with our parents. Now, we take our own families and carry on the tradition. This year, things were a bit wet at the beginning and … Continue reading

regular granola

  So last Friday I attended this party. I wasn’t sure what to expect. My friend (well sort of… we don’t know each other well but always seem to run into each other and have tons in common to talk about – one of these days I think we may actually hang out instead of … Continue reading

mac-cauli-cheese casserole, sorry no photos!

Several friends have asked for this recipe in the last few weeks… here goes! Around Thanksgiving, Andrew’s playgroup buddies had a little potluck party and we were asked to bring macaroni and cheese. Being me, I didn’t exactly plan ahead so I used what I had on hand and attempted to veggie it up as … Continue reading

granola bars

I’ve been away from this blog for a bit and have been using my limited ‘extra time’ on other projects. This recipe, however, I could just not resist sharing. Several folks have already asked for it, so I figured I would just post it here. I have been buying the chewy fruit & nut trail … Continue reading

ashley’s farm

This week we got to spend some much needed down time at my friend Ashley’s farm in way up north in the Adirondacks. It is one of the most spectacular landscapes I have been lucky enough to enjoy this year… we rang in the new year there and Ashley and I had a gals only retreat … Continue reading