Exterior Decoration · Interior Design

The Screen Porch Decked Out For Fall

After conning my husband into building me a full-sized outdoor sofa (see upcoming post for the project details), I was anxious to decorate my screen porch for Fall. I wanted to create an autumnal oasis where I could stretch out with my coffee and enjoy the cooler weather from the vantage point of said sofa.… Continue reading The Screen Porch Decked Out For Fall

Recipes

Nectarine Nirvana: Chicken With Curried Nectarine Chutney

June through September is peak stone fruit season when peaches, plums, nectarines, and cherries, in all their juicy goodness, are in abundance. These gifts of summer are called stone fruits because they contain a large pit. The stones are often mistakenly referred to as seeds, but the seed is actually inside the pit. When I… Continue reading Nectarine Nirvana: Chicken With Curried Nectarine Chutney

Travel

FDR Slept Here: A Tour Of Campobello Island

Earlier this year we took our newly minted college graduate on a “History Geeks Tour” of Presidents Washington’s, Jefferson’s and Madison’s homes. So, on our recent vacation to New Brunswick, when we found ourselves close to Campobello, we had to keep the Geek Tour going and pay a visit to President Franklin Roosevelt’s summer “cottage.” Although… Continue reading FDR Slept Here: A Tour Of Campobello Island

Travel

New Brunswick’s Natural Beauty And Noggin Befuddling Road Signs

When you are driving along the Trans Canadian Highway in New Brunswick, two things strike you. The first is the natural beauty of the landscape with its rocky outcroppings and dense pine forests. The second thing is the noggin befuddling road signs. New Brunswick’s Natural Beauty New Brunswick is all about experiencing nature in its… Continue reading New Brunswick’s Natural Beauty And Noggin Befuddling Road Signs