Last night we had a friend over for dinner and wanted a light and simple dessert to serve after. Nothing too fancy, but something with loads of flavor.
We are getting really savvy about using up our leftovers and you know what? It feels so good to know that we are not wasting anything. This week
I am quietly obsessed with flavor combinations these days and was looking for something to add to our normal blueberry muffin to make it stand out a bit.
I had a friend once who foraged bags of morel mushrooms right from his backyard. We feel lucky when we come across them at our local farmers market.
This past weekend we took the kids to Boston for a little getaway. While it didn’t go exactly as planned (a.k.a. kids do not always behave quite as
My kids love pancakes. So much in fact that I find myself making them at least once a week. More often than not, we end up with
I have not been to a Super Bowl party in a really long time….as in before Pinterest existed. Back then I had some great friends who would always
Ever since we started making popcorn on the stovetop I have been addicted. I wait for Friday night when my kids say “it’s movie night, right?” because movie
We’ve yet to have a real snowstorm here in Southern New England, but yet we are embracing the winter fruits and vegetables and pretending we have snow on
At Christmas time we love to bake cookies with the kids. We often prep dough well ahead of time and have it ready in the freezer to pull
This morning we took our kids to Weekapaug Inn for a very special brunch with Santa. Full disclosure…I am married to the inn keeper…so it would be fair
Last weekend we were at the local butcher shop and noticed a sign offering leg of lamb, something we don’t see too often here. For $61.00 we were
For Father’s Day my husband received a small Weber Smoker from our children. We decided to use it to smoke two pieces of blackfish which were caught locally
My husband works a lot. We don’t see him in the summer and although we are two months into fall we haven’t really seen him as much as
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The weather in New England has been very unpredictable lately- going from muggy summer like humidity to crisp autumn days all in the course of a week. We
As October comes to a close, I am going to be wrapping up my writing on the Good Taste Cookbook from author Jane Green. With a few more
Fall feels like it has finally arrived here in Rhode Island and we couldn’t be happier. With crisp air and a slight breeze we can finally call it
I know I’ve gone a little crazy for Jane Green’s Good Taste Cookbook lately…but ever since I received my book in the mail a few weeks ago I
In the soon to be published Good Taste Cookbook by commercial fiction author Jane Green, you will find the recipe for these savory & sweet snacks which I
When I was younger my mother and I traveled to France to stay with a family whose daughter had come to stay with us. They were (mostly) non-English
We took a trip to B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill in Stonington, Connecticut over the weekend. Our kids were so excited at the prospect of getting donuts that they
Jane Green’s cookbook, Good Taste, arrived yesterday. If you read my last post you will know that I was one of twenty winners of this lovely book. I have
A week ago I was scrolling through my news feed on Facebook and got sucked in a bit longer than I should have. I read a post by
At our house the leaves are beginning to change. The kids are back to school. The dog has gotten her morning routine back. Breakfasts have fallen by the
When my husband and I first met he was finishing his career with the British Army while being stationed in Canada. Being a teacher gave me the luxury
Our kids were recently in a small production of Alice in Wonderland. We listened to the music endlessly for two months straight so they could learn their songs.
The heat of the summer has caught up with us. While we often think we can most definitely live without an air conditioner, these last two weeks have
We had company last weekend and, as a result, ended up with a lot of leftover food that had not been cooked. I had good intentions, Monday night….Tuesday
We buy a lot of bananas in our house. They are generally used for smoothies or cut up and put into cereal. Every so often I find an
The other day when I was waiting at the bus stop for my kids to get dropped off from school I was lucky enough to catch part of
If you haven’t read the gorgeous Australian magazine titled Donna Hay yet, you are missing out. This super talented Australian food writer and stylist is one of our
We spent the afternoon in Mystic, Connecticut at the Mystic Aquarium for the second annual Mystic Food Truck Rally. It was our first time going and we had
I’ve had a thing for butterscotch since I was little. Butterscotch candies. Butterscotch pudding. Butterscotch coating for soft serve ice cream. Y.U.M. That flavor of brown sugar and
I have been a lover of veggie burgers since I discovered them in college. Unfortunately, the frozen cardboard variety was what I usually ended up with and I don’t
When I was a child my mother made strawberry rhubarb pies. We had a large rhubarb plant which grew on the side of our house. It had giant
What does your spice cabinet look like? Ours was overflowing with unmatched jars and bottles- some new, some old, some we’d be hard pressed to remember buying.
A few years ago we took a trip to Halifax where we visited the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic’s permanent exhibit on the Titanic. While the Titanic survivors
When we moved here a year ago one of the things that we fell in love with was the little downtown area not too far from our new
Springtime will always remind me of our last trip to the UK. We were there for a few weeks and enjoyed seeing spring come to life. The flowers
When I was a little girl we always had a bottle of molasses in our kitchen cupboard. It is my very first memory of seeing a food product.
When I set down the bowl of cereal in front of our six year old son I believe his exact words were “this is boring.” And, while he
Our trusty old KitchenAid mixer has recently turned 21. It reminds me of the mixer my mom had when I was little…sturdy, reliable and full of cooking memories
After nearly a year of living in our new location we have finally discovered a nearby butcher. All we can ask ourselves is what took us so long?!
The James Beard semifinalists were announced last week and we are revisiting a few of our favorites from Massachusetts. Nominated for Rising Star of the Year is Irene
When I was a little girl one of my favorite things to eat was probably toast with peanut butter, maple syrup and bananas. And no, I did not
As my daughter and I walked through the market the other day she was like a moth to a flame with the pretty little bottles of pink and
For Christmas we received Market Math, the cookbook from Food & Wine which is based on the column of the same name from their magazine. In the column,
I love Valentine’s Day. With all the pretty pink, red and white things decorating every store and Pinterest page it is a bit difficult to ignore, even if
Once upon a time I worked with a woman who asked me if my British husband drank a lot of tea. I think I nearly choked on my
We finally had a snow storm here and….although it is now a little melty and muddy…it gave us a great excuse to use up what we had and
I went to a very small liberal arts college in New England. It was old. The basement had dark, drippy tunnels and there were rumored to be ghosts
In April we moved two hours south of where we had been living. I was still expecting to have some sort of winter but here we are, the
While we were not paying attention Charlotte Julienne turned five! Maybe it was the hectic first Christmas being away from family and having to travel. Maybe it was
When your husband works endless hours and every single holiday and you are living in a city/town where you have zero family and zero friends you have to
Generally, when I hear mincemeat, I cringe. It has been frightening me since I was a young girl. It always sounded scary and as if it could not
I always remember eggnog at Christmas when we were little. I’m not sure why. I don’t think we had a lot of it but maybe on one Christmas
I like to think I’m a big believer in fate. Sometimes I believe that everything happens for a reason. Other times, when the “everythings” are not so good,
Last week our local library had a used book sale. Fill a bag for ten dollars. Does it get any better? We got loads of treasures. One of