A Lovely Spring Weekend 🦋🌞

A lovely weekend began on Friday evening with a yummy gluten free pizza dinner while watching some 80’s summer movies with my hubby and son. On Saturday, we had a delicious breakfast of mini quiches, seasoned white beans, avocado, dairy-free yogurt with cinnamon, grapefruit and matcha tea. Later in the day, the outdoor projects continued….

Lemon Muffins and a green smoothie

Hello everyone!! How was everyone’s Easter? We had a lovely Easter here at the cottage with my children, daughter’s boyfriend, and parents. It was chilly but sunny. We even had a bit of snow falling, and then sun again. Interesting weather patterns lately. The food and company was great and leftovers later were just as…

Here Comes Peter Cottontail…

This is an exciting week for me! Preparing for Easter and being outside more, watching the buds on the trees and bushes appear, flowers popping out of the ground, grass getting greener, all of it, is always like an instant mood changer. I am finding myself happier and excited to plant my veggies and some…

That chill in the air though…

Spring is here and Easter is on it’s way, yard work is getting done here at the cottage, as well as indoor spring cleaning and kitchen renovations are still underway, but what is the deal with this wintery chill?! Gah!! We’re toughing it out and getting what we can done, especially the outdoor duties. I’ve…

Cozy Weekend and brighter days ahead

Hello!! Happy Tuesday!! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!! This weekend in the past would’ve been filled with watching the St. Patrick’s Day parade in person with extended family and lots of cooking and baking, but we haven’t attended the parade in a few years, so we tackled some home projects, caught up on some…

Springing Forward with a Mediterranean Grain Bowl 🌷

Happy Monday All!! Did everyone spring forward? It’s difficult to lose an hour of sleep, but I am so happy to see brighter, sunnier days ahead! The temperature is getting a bit warmer and I’m re-inspired to cook lighter fare and garden again soon, and spend more time outdoors again!! Spring is my favorite season,…

Monday’s Happenings

Hi Everyone! I’m trying out a new concept of having a post every Monday on Monday’s happenings for the week, a “what the weekend was like” or whatever projects are going on at Gina’s Cottage in New England for the week. Hope you enjoy this new weekly post. Please feel free to drop in a…

Cherry Cacao Chip Smoothie

Hello there everyone!! It’s been some time since I’ve posted. How’s everyone doing? It’s so nice to see bits of Spring emerge, from the buds on the trees, to the flowers beginning to emerge from the ground from their happy winter slumber. I’ve particularly enjoyed the warmer weather and seeing green and pastel colors, as…

Rediscovering Nature

In the past two weeks, my husband, son, our dog, Bella & I have been taking daily walks in our little town & getting reacquainted with the great & beautiful outdoors. In our town, there are a lot of gorgeous little respites of peaceful settings that you walk amongst, meditate there & feel reconnected with…

Lemon Pudding Cheesecake

I make this cheesecake for Easter every few years & it is always a smash hit! It’s light & lemony delicious! Enjoy! I have to apologize that in all of the commotion & excitement on Easter, I never took a picture of the cheesecake, but it is so very delicious!! It will not disappoint!! Ingredients:…