Archive for June, 2012

A milestone for the Murphy’s


Connecticut Country House

A celebration is on the way at Connecticut Country House – our 25th wedding anniversary! Hooray us!  Rick and I were married twenty-five years ago today – a rainy Saturday morning (my Hungarian Mom says
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Fishing on the Farmington River, on a beautifully sunny – lightly breezy – blue skied day is my husband Rick’s idea of a nearly perfect day.  And catching the biggest, most beautiful rainbow trout he
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Happy summer!  And here at Connecticut Country House the gardens are a – bursting!  What better way than to kick-off the summer with the attention grabbers of the week, the roses; a luscious color study
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I’m on a strawberry roll. After finishing up the fool the other day, I still had quite a bit of super ripe strawberries left, just sitting there all washed, gorgeously red and staring at me.
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A fool, buckle, crumble, cobbler, grunt or slump, pandowdy, and a betty – just some of the centuries old desserts with funny names that have always intrigued me, and just the sound of them makes
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First impressions are key.  And the first step into my home is not just about looking good, it’s got to feel good.  The most traffic happens at the back door of the saltbox.  Whether you
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You know, it’s funny – every week, from spring through the fall, I think I don’t have much in bloom in the gardens until I take a pair of clippers and a bucket in hand
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