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Winter Tales with Sparkle Stories (Sponsored Post)

By On December 24, 2013

When my Cusinart Keurig machine broke last month I was an unhappy camper, but losing power for a couple days during a Vermont winter has a way of putting things in perspective.… Read More

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup
Life in Vermont

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

By On October 15, 2013

This morning mist blanketed the forest that borders our backyard. A flock of geese flew overhead on their journey southward, and as I wrapped a blanket around my shoulders and stepped outside… Read More


Our Awesome Lightning McQueen Birthday Cake

By On January 24, 2013

The munchkin is doing better these days but his encounter with the flu earlier this month isn't 100% gone. His health is one of the reasons I haven't posted much - he… Read More

Maple Scones - A Taste of Vermont

Maple Scones, A Taste of Vermont

By On October 3, 2012

For a few years I wrote a blog called Baking and Books and in 2009 I published this maple scones recipe as part of a post about Vermont. That entry was taken… Read More


Silent Sunday: True Love and Home Grown Tomatoes

By On August 5, 2012

It's been a while since I posted a snacking garden update, so I thought I'd share a few photos of our morning harvest. I think the only one happier than our plants… Read More

Our ladybug army

Aphids, Meet our Ladybug Army

By On July 1, 2012

The other day we discovered a horde of aphids infesting our purple basil and pansy plants. But we saved our garden by combating these pesky bugs with an organic arsenal of homemade… Read More