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and I think to myself, what a wonderful world… I have been drinking a bit of turmeric tea lately. I make it a few different ways depending on my mood.  One is called weight loss tea from The Earth Diet: 2-inch piece of ginger- diced, a dash of cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder &…

“In our hurried world too little value is attached to the part of the connoisseur and dilettante.”   ~ Edith Wharton How to survive winter is a topic we love to talk about. It hasn’t been much of winter here lately, until recently. I happen to like winter for the most part, and sometimes –…

My uncle ordered popovers from the restaurant’s bill of fare. And, when they were served, he regarded them with a penetrating stare. Then he spoke great words of wisdom as he sat there on that chair: “To eat these things,” said my uncle, “You must exercise great care. You may swallow down what’s solid, but…

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” – Leo Tolstoy, Ann Karenina  Max says, “please stop winter now!” I have promised him no matter what we are not going to put on his coat or his booties again, until next winter.  I hope the weather will cooperate because there isn’t a more disappointed face…

  Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow.  I have a place in the pattern, and so do you. Thinking of you this holiday season!”  -T.A. Barron     We have officially entered the holiday season ~ I love to include Thanksgiving as the kickoff!  I love to think…

  We are getting ready for some cozy living here at Crabtree Cottage.  The gardens are ready to be put to bed, there are leaves waiting to be raked up and soup to be served in front of the fire.   It has been a glorious late summer and autumn season here at Crabtree Cottage….

      I am lucky that I really get to do what I love.  I love keeping house! I also love setting the stage for my guests’ arrival, especially repeat guests. I anticipate catching up with them and sharing time together.  Planning breakfast menus,  tending to my garden and decorating my house fill me with…

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. ”  John Steinbeck We sure are enjoying the beautiful late spring weather here in the Berkshires! Everything is lush spring green and the spring flowering trees and bulbs have been glorious! One of the greatest things about spring is…

  “In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” Mark Twain It is officially Spring! Yippee!  We have so many outdoor activities planned.  After this long and cold winter we certainly are not able to jump into anything outdoors just yet. There are…

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell   I have a confession to make.  I love winter!  I know everyone is sick and tired of old man winter but…

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