Decorating for Halloween

It was a rainy day here in New England and in between the rain, I started the decorating on the front porch for Halloween (to be posted at a later date, when finished). I added elements of Halloween decor to inside of our cottage as well. Here is some of that decor. Have you started…

Yard work and Fall Decorating

It’s that time again! A new season approaching and Fall cleaning continuing as the Autumnal decor goes up, the crafting bug starts again & yard work begins to prepare for the next season in the garden. I am always reluctant to release my grasp onto summer, but around this time in September, I begin getting…

Summer Heat and Cookbook

The summer is off to a crazy start! It was a bit cooler than usual during the lead up to the official first day of summer and then we were hit with a heat wave including terrible air quality here in New England. Of course we have been making the very best of it. We…

Christmas Mantel

I’m decorating for Christmas in sections and today I worked on the mantel. It may change again & eventually our stockings will be put on the mantel, but here it is as of today. * My apologies on the quality of the pictures.

Chocolate Tofu Pudding

My family & I enjoy this recipe for dessert  a lot! It’s so quick & simple to make & is a nice light dessert that is a little decadent too! Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 pkgs. of silken tofu 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup real maple syrup 1 TBSP vanilla extract chocolate mint or regular…

Tablescapes

Setting a table should be simple & comfortable, even when it’s an elegant table. Less is always more! I particularly love setting tables for the holidays, as well as in the summer, for intimate gatherings with family & friends. While writing my cookbook & having friends over for taste-testings, I’ve been enjoying setting the tables…