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

Travel

St. Andrews By The Sea: A Haunted Hotel and Glorious Garden

This post feels a bit like it’s the first day of school and I am giving a report on what I did over my summer vacation. But I was so blown away by the beauty we encountered on our trip to the picturesque and wonderfully temperate (especially compared to steamy North Carolina) provinces of New Brunswick and Prince… Continue reading St. Andrews By The Sea: A Haunted Hotel and Glorious Garden

Crafts · Party/Tablescapes

How To Embellish Chinese Lanterns

Chinese lanterns are an inexpensive way to add both light and a fun festive element to a celebration. And now that individual battery operated lanterns are available, they can be hung anywhere. However, finding them decorated and in your particular color scheme is a bit more difficult. I wanted white lanterns with green flowers for my Dum… Continue reading How To Embellish Chinese Lanterns