Archive for July, 2015

Every summer, and into autumn at Connecticut Country House, we turn out batches and batches of wonderful (if we do say so ourselves!) pesto. While we love our tried and true classic recipe, sometimes we
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This ancient armoire was our very first antique. We purchased it as a freshly married couple, in celebration of our first wedding anniversary. I spied this piece at a consignment shop in Westport, CT. The
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The chartreuse flowers of my bed of lady’s mantle, have been in all out, full bloom, fluffy mode for a while.  Time to encourage new growth by cutting a bunch, or two.  Oh, if I
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“There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.” – Thomas Jefferson Take off your shoes today and walk in the cool grass! Enjoy summer! Love, Nora

I love to stroll across the lawn, open up the kitchen garden gates wide, and poke around to see what’s new. Change happens so quickly this time of year.  There’s always something to discover with
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Nothing hits the spot on a scorching hot day like an ice-cold glass of lemonade. In this take on a summertime classic, syrup made from sweet, juicy blueberries, is combined with the tang of fresh
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I just love the classic style of these paper sacks that I found at our local dollar store.  Replete with hot, salty, buttery popcorn, these retro striped bags deliver a bit of nostalgic charm, whenever
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A few years ago, I discovered a pair of large, unframed, insect engravings at the Paris Flea Market.  Large in scale, the illustrations were stunning in their symmetry.  The intricate pattern of their layout was
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When we added on our master bedroom, a relocated and repurposed chicken coop, its backside wall was an unremarkable canvas. Flanking one side of the stone pathway that serves as the thoroughfare to our main
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“The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice.” – Proverb Wishing you a sweet Monday! Love, Nora

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