Are you wearing green? I celebrated all week wearing green, but today I put on grey. Bizarre! But I am off to hit the local deli for a delicious Reuben. I sent out three Irish theme postcards for my postcard project. I decided to do three quick landscape studies and used some Irish landscape photos. I joined the Landscape Reference Photos for Artist Group … Read More Happy St Patrick’s Day!
Alert Rabbit was painted in oil during the Winter of 2022. Our farm is hopping with rabbits; they’re always alert for predators and me sneaking pictures from them. He was sent out as a Thank You card to one of my favorite people. I added prints of him to our shop if you want an alert rabbit hopping about you. I like the pop … Read More Alert Rabbit
Ingredients 2 C Feta Cheese 2 tbs Flour 1 C Shallot chopped 3 tbs Butter 2 C Cottage Cheese 1 lb Phyllo Dough 1 cup Melted Butter Salt and Pepper 2 lb Spinach frozen 1/2 tsp Oregano chopped 1 tbs Basil chopped 2 tsp Fennel Instructions Steam and Chop Spinach. Salt and Pepper lightly and cook, adding to water for 5 minutes. Cook shallots … Read More Spanakopita
In the mid-1990s, I was fortunate enough to have traveled to New Orleans twice. They were both high school trips for, I hate to admit, marching band which I played the clarinet (quit laughing). We were a small school band that was able to march in a couple of the Mardi Gras parades, including the largest, The Krewe of Endymion. I think the first … Read More Gumbo
Purple hyacinths just need an antique vintage clear bottle to shine. Hyacinth intoxicating scent promises spring has arrived.
We had always wanted to build an antique vintage greenhouse. We’ve been picking and collecting windows since we moved into the farm. These were bought at a sale on Open Meadows, where Bruce grew up. They’re from the Old School House. March, when the wind was whipping and snowflakes were flying, I was busy planting seeds in my little greenhouse. I planted so many … Read More Black Greenhouse Gathering Part 1
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
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
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
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