Dealing with summer heat

Summer is definitely here! The temps have been super high, and even the rain passing through some evenings doesn’t seem to be giving any relief. To keep cool, I definitely utilize the air conditioning, but swimming in the pool has been lovely when I just need to be out in nature, which I do often….

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…

Monday’s Happenings

Happy Monday!! How was everyone’s weekend? I had a very special weekend this past weekend! I celebrated my birthday with my family and the weather was lovely! Saturday, My husband, son and I shopped my favorite places! First we shopped at Home Goods and found some great beachy items and then stopped home for lunch….


It’s that season where the days are hotter and longer and for me, after a long day working in the garden, I don’t really feel up to making a huge dinner or warming up my kitchen with the oven. The solution, besides cooking on the grill (which is also nice)? Gazpacho! There are different types,…

Monday’s Happenings

Hi Everyone! How was everyone’s weekend? It’s been very humid and quite hot in temperature here in New England. This past weekend, my husband, son and I enjoyed the outdoors, working in the garden, weeding, sitting on our new front patio and eating lunch on the back deck, as well as swimming in the pool….

Homemade Bread & Butter Pickles

It’s that time of the year when I like to make homemade pickles. It’s one of my favorite things to do. It’s therapeutic & so rewarding when you get to eat them! They are so yummy! I love all pickles, but the bread & butter variety are my favorite! It’s a little time consuming, but…

Blueberry Peach Crisp

This Delicious Wonder is perfect for dessert in late summer while the blueberries & peaches are in season! It’s quick to make & after ten minutes of cooling, serve it while still warm, with the homemade whipped cream (from earlier posts) or a creamy vanilla ice cream! Enjoy!! Ingredients: Fruit filling: 4 cups fresh (or…