Rustic Garden Planter
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Rustic Garden Planter

Rustic Garden Planter My husband decided that he wanted to grow more vegetables close to our kitchen this summer (despite having a garden plenty large enough for two). I quickly began researching design ideas on Pinterest and provided my husband with multiple designs for a rustic garden planter that I fancied. He combined my ideas […]

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Hummingbird Arrival
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Hummingbird Arrival: Are You Ready?

Hummingbird Arrival: Are You Ready? Hummingbirds in New England This has been a very peculiar Spring in New England with early warm temps followed by several days of much colder temps and a few snow falls. Now as we head into the middle of April, we are starting to experience the Spring weather we are […]

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Recipes

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus As a child, I thought of asparagus as a form of punishment delivered by my parents. Despite my protests, they insisted I eat it. However, the only asparagus I was introduced to came from a can. It was mushy and slimy and a dull shade of green. As an adult, I discovered the incredible […]

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Growing Mandevilla Vine
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Growing Mandevilla Vine

Growing Mandevilla Vine I have always been fond of the Mandevilla Vine and for the last several years I have bought a new one each summer. This past fall my mother shared that you can actually cut them back to a few inches and store them in a dry cool area like a cellar. Skeptically, […]

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Shredded Chipotle Chicken
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Shredded Chipotle Chicken

Shredded Chipotle Chicken Shredded Chipotle Chicken creates a great topping for salads or filling for tacos and burritos. It would also be delicious on top of a roasted sweet potato or as a pizza topping. This is the type of recipe that I tend to make in bulk and then freeze for later use. Recipe Origins […]

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No Bean Chili
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No Bean Chili

No Bean Chili This No Bean Chili recipe was created in effort to continue to enjoy the foods I love while keeping my carb intake down. The base of this recipe is hamburger, sausage, and a medley of peppers. Ingredients and Instructions No Bean Chili is easy to make. Start by browning your hamburger and […]

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Roasted Bundt Pan Chicken
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Roasted Bundt Pan Chicken

Roasted Bundt Pan Chicken Roasted Bundt Pan Chicken is a simple recipe with basic ingredients and big flavor. I prefer to use a small organic chicken but this is certainly not essential to produce a delicious meal. We also tend to eat low carb in our home and use radishes, celery, and a few carrots (higher […]

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Early Spring Preparation
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Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring Late Winter 2016 Ok, so we are not officially into spring. But, you sure wouldn’t know it here in Connecticut. The temps have been unseasonably warm and the crocus and daffodils are already showing their faces. Migration maps show that Boston Orioles have already been sighted in Massachusetts prompting me to stock up on […]

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