Balsamic & Black Pepper Beets

Beets: the often under-appreciated root vegetable. I have always liked beets, but it wasn’t until I added them to my garden this past year that I feel completely, hopelessly in love with them. Sure, they’re not the easiest vegetable to eat, certainly not compared to the snap peas and green beans we snack on right…

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Seasons changing

I wanted to share this photo. I love it, I love the scenery. Sitting by this lake was a joy and I will miss it terribly as I watch the snow drift in and the sunshine diminish. Until next time, old friend – now its time to slumber and sparkle wondrously under the ice covered…

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DIY Wood Cutting Boards

Originally posted on Jill Absten Cox:
Like most brides, I wanted to go the extra mile to set the scene at my wedding. As a kid, before my years as a florist and an interior decorator, I worked for a catering company. I suppose I was over-exposed to the standard catering set up, bar trays…

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Bread, Cheese & Children from Scratch

Originally posted on wildwoodhomestead:
I spend a small fortune on cheese. Especially soft cheeses, like goat cheese and sumptuous, creamy, expensive real, imported cheeses that pair perfectly with Pinot Noir and peppery water table crackers or smeared across a piece of thinly sliced toasted rye. Yep. This is my vice. Good cheese. Hard, soft, crumbly,…

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Holy Gladiolus, Batman!

Look what I did! As I mentioned in my previous gardening post, I planted lots…I mean LOTS of different kinds of bulbs this Spring. May of my plants have died from over-loving. But some strong ones have come out just magnificently! I have never planted bulbs before and had no idea what half of them…

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Fresh from the garden :)

Hello everyone 🙂 I hope you are enjoying the last bits of summer! I was so excited about this, I just had to share! Yours truly, has a very nasty track record of killing off almost every plant she comes in contact with. So you can imagine my fear and frustration when I spent a…

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Let the wedding planning commence!

We have been throwing around A LOT of ideas. And thanks to pinterest and my frenemy: google, we also have a lot of other peoples ideas to play with. We are SO excited! The problem here? Champagne taste and a beer budget. Luckily, my fiancĂ© wants to be involved in the planning process, so I know…

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Our DIY Rural Engagement Party

I absolutely adore the outdoors…especially in the countryside! When my lovely fiancĂ© informed me that he was planning an engagement party this summer, I got so excited! True, like most couples, we made ourselves borderline insane trying to plan the perfect party. True, we argued about furniture placement and menu ideas. True, we both have…

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