Tag: autumn

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Rustic Candles

Previously, I’ve done posts about our candles in the window. We gather our candles from storage at the beginning of Daylight Savings and place them in every window. Our dear friend Rebecca, gifted us a set of Candles for a housewarming present when we moved into the farm. She always gives the most thoughtful gifts. I remember the surprise of opening up the box … Read More Rustic Candles

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The Black Greenhouse Build – Part 2 The Windows

Often, people say that Betsy keeps me busy with all her projects. There is usually a problem with that statement because it is usually my idea to be crazy and do certain things. For instance she was fine with the small greenhouse and how it functioned for her. I was, on the other hand, not fine with the cramped quarters and how it functioned.  … Read More The Black Greenhouse Build – Part 2 The Windows

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Creamy Gratin Onions

Every year my dad’s request is pearl onions for Christmas Eve Dinner. Is other request is that they’re like my grandma’s pearl onions. I’ve tried every recipe you can imagine. Finally, success this year. I think they were just really creamy and tasty not sure how much they actually taste like my grandma lo’s. This will be on the menu from now on though. … Read More Creamy Gratin Onions

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Bacon Cherry Plum Sage Wrap

Have you tried the Cherry Plum? A cross between a cherry and plum. I couldn’t resist trying them this summer. You can use this recipe with a nectarine, plum, cherry or apricot. Bacon Cherry Plum Sage Wrap Recipe Serves: 6 People INGREDIENTS 4 Cherry Plums 8 Pieces Bacon cut in half 12 Sage Leaves 2 tbsp Maple Syrup INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees … Read More Bacon Cherry Plum Sage Wrap

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Dresser Upgrade

I’m still arranging and rearranging furniture as we remodel the Farmhouse. We celebrated two years in December and I still feel like we have so much to finish. Our list is getting smaller but there’s no room fully complete. One of the other things, I never fully thought through was what to do with our furniture. It would be nice to just start from … Read More Dresser Upgrade

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Smoked Shrimp with Apple Wood Chips

Every summer, we take a trip up to Barcelona in Westfield, NY and grab some smoked salmon and shrimp from a local vendor. It is usually a great drive to get them. If we are in the mood and the beach is not full of people, we can look for the sea glass that comes in from Lake Erie. More often though, we do … Read More Smoked Shrimp with Apple Wood Chips

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Closet to Pantry

Well, it’s time to get caught up on the projects we’ve been working on. First up today the pantry! We’ve been cherry picking projects to talk about since we have plenty going on.   We have projects on every floor and every room. The pantry has been done since October and I keep forgetting to share it with you. Our enchantment was featured this … Read More Closet to Pantry

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Hickory Nut Cake

Foraging for nuts is part of my childhood. My little tree house used to be in a Chestnut Tree. Chestnuts were not my favorite. They lined the path to the pool and the spiny husks littered the way and I would inevitably stomp on one. The driveway was littered with hickory nuts. Somewhat friendlier nut in most cases. Except planting hickory nuts along a … Read More Hickory Nut Cake

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French Onion Soup

May I suggest a cheese and ham panini to go with this warm soup… or just a bottle of wine and a baguette. You should have a half a bottle left, or you may have finished making the soup. We don’t judge! Feel free to open another bottle! Lighting a candle when you chop onions does NOT stop you from crying profusely. LIES, LIES, … Read More French Onion Soup

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Apple Bacon Egg Bake

When we moved into our house it was the middle of December and this apple tree looked very, very dead. Upon further inspection, it was even worse than we thought. One of the limbs had fallen off in previous years and they had packed the big hole with concrete. We knew that it was going to be a Spring project to get the tree … Read More Apple Bacon Egg Bake