Posts Categorized: Our Favorite Things

Community Supported Agriculture

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With the warmer weather comes thoughts of fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles. If you have ever con­sid­ered get­ting involved in CSA now is the time. Here is how it works: You join a CSA and pay a mem­ber­ship fee—your sea­sonal “share” of the farm—at the begin­ning of the grow­ing sea­son (to help the farm at the time it most needs… Read more »

Brownie in a Cup

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We finally broke and got our girls phones for Christmas and soon after our daugh­ter Cameron got hooked on Instagram. Not good news as far as I was con­cerned but then she sur­prised me one day by bak­ing Nutella brownie in a mug a recipe that she found while check­ing her feed. It’s sim­ple and tasty but if you want some­thing… Read more »

What’s blooming?

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I wish I had time to visit every gar­den in the area! What a treat to see them in full bloom. I love strolling through blos­som­ing flow­ers, their fresh scent float­ing in the air mixed with the crisp­ness of the Spring breeze. The Cloisters and Wave Hill are two areas that have been on my list to explore…… Read more »

April showers…

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…may bring spring flow­ers but rain is not fun unless you are equipped. There are many fun umbrel­las to take the grey out of your day, and boots to encour­age some pud­dle stomp­ing. where to buy umbrel­las: http://​www​.moma​s​tore​.org/​m​u​s​e​u​m​/​m​o​m​a​/​M​o​M​A​P​r​o​d​u​c​t​S​e​a​r​c​h​C​n​t​r​C​m​d​?​q​=​u​m​b​r​e​l​l​a​&​a​m​p​;​s​t​o​r​e​I​d​=​1​0​0​0​1​&​a​m​p​;​l​a​n​g​I​d​=-1 http://​www​.shop​bop​.com/​s​i​n​g​i​n​g​-​r​a​i​n​-​u​m​b​r​e​l​l​a​-​f​e​l​i​x​-​r​e​y​/​v​p​/​v​=​1​/​8​4​5​5​2​4​4​4​1​9​6​2​5​7​1​.​h​t​m​?​f​m​=​s​e​a​r​c​h​-​v​i​e​w​a​l​l​-​s​h​o​p​b​y​s​ize http://​www​.mod​cloth​.com/​s​h​o​p​/​u​m​b​r​e​l​l​a​s​/​r​a​i​n​-​o​r​-​s​h​i​n​y​-​u​m​b​r​e​l​l​a​?​u​t​m​_​m​e​d​i​u​m​=​C​J​a​f​f​i​l​i​a​t​e​&​a​m​p​;​u​t​m​_​c​a​m​p​a​i​g​n​=​C​J​&​a​m​p​;​u​t​m​_​s​o​u​r​c​e​=CJ wellies (Kate Middleton wears these): http://​www​.lechameau​.com/​f​r​/​?​g​e​o=1

Summer guide for Kids Camps

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With about to burst to bloom and shake free from the chill of our long win­ter, the idea of sum­mer camp might seem far away. It’s really the best time to start reg­is­ter­ing your kids. We gath­ered some resources to help look for full-​time camps, half-​day pro­grams or a short term mini-​camps to give par­ents a lit­tle break.… Read more »

Spring Flower Containers

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It does the soul good to get out­side and work in the gar­den– my soul at least! I planted a few con­tain­ers over the week­end and tried some­thing dif­fer­ent this year. Instead of plant­ing bulbs I chose Ranunculus, Primroses and Pansies in a vari­ety of col­ors– they last longer than bulbs and look spectacular.

Roast Lamb Done Right

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You may remem­ber our dear friend, Julie Wood, who was the HP Studio Manager a few years ago. She hails from New Zealand and was kind enough to edu­cate me on how to pre­pare and cook roast lamb. She never gave me writ­ten instruc­tions but I found a sim­i­lar deli­cious recipe online…per­fect for Easter Sunday dinner.