Category archive: Thoughts

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 –…

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. ~ Helen Keller This new year started off with a major change in our lives. Our beautiful daughter, our one and only, moved to California! Any one of you with children who…

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…

“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…

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” John Keats Many of my guests love to walk downtown to our restaurants and pubs. We are just one block from the Main Street where all of our best restaurants and pubs are….

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” Emily Bronte Beautiful scenes like this are everywhere now. We are having a beautiful spell of amazingly  sunny days and crisp, clear moonlight nights.  Since my last post we have been enjoying every single bit of the late summer and  the early autumn season….

“Summer’s lease hath all to short a date.”  William Shakespeare You know the saying, “August is the Sunday of Summer,”  well at Crabtree Cottage  we are packing every last minute into this “day”  that is for sure.   Our guests have been seeing plays, concerts at Tanglewood,  and world class dance, at Jacob’s Pillow.  In…

  “The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don’t want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don’t…

  “The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.” ― Thomas Moore           I love setting the stage for romance, for myself, and my loved ones, as well as for my guests.  The extra attention to detail makes…

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