these days

aside from a few jaunts around town I’ve been mostly house-bound lately as we’ve had some pretty hefty snowstorms and I’ve been battling a nasty cold which left me with very little ambition my little red teapot has gotten lots of use and I’ve been trying some new soup recipes the little juncos continue to be a source of entertainment and for the first…

wishes

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol Wishing you all a joyous Christmas!

on chocolate and inspiration

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. ~ Charles M. Schulz nothing like hot chocolate on an icy, snowy day… sitting at my kitchen table, pondering the weekend I attended an open studios event a group of local artists rent space in an old factory building not far from my home every year they hold an open…

child’s play

“Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.” ~ Craig Claiborne I was in a baking mood this weekend so I played in the kitchen all Saturday afternoon whipping up a variety of scones cranberry, cranberry-white chocolate, walnut round ones, triangular ones it felt good to get my hands in the flour and…

summer snapshots

we traveled a lot this summer through six states enjoyed some outdoor concerts ate our way through farmer’s markets had the best ice cream ever celebrated birthdays hiked and biked swooned over some amazing falls… and  just loved being in the company of family and friends I now have memory cards full of memories and it will take me forever to get through them…