Archive for January, 2016

My husband Rick, a.k.a. Murph, is a great cook. I truly believe that he initially won my heart through my stomach. While the man conjures up a lot of amazing dishes, I’d have to say
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When I first got word that Connecticut Country House was nominated for the 2016 Design Blogger’s Conference Hall of Fame Awards for Best Overall Blog, I just about fell out of my chair! While it’s
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“In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus Despite the cold temperature today, I was inspired to grab my Canon and head outside. The
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This apple tart recipe is one of my very favorite go-to desserts. Perfectly proportioned for when the two of us are craving a little something sweet, this light and tasty treat, served warm from the
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To add a modern twist to a Country House interior, think black. Pepper touches of ebony hued accents and painted furniture throughout. In large doses, like my piano and bed, it makes a graphic statement
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Say what? Yes, I’ve never heard of Sea Fan topiaries either, and yes, I understand that the term topiary refers to sculpting shrubs and trees into ornamental shapes, but what better way to describe these
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While I always see clear tubs of them in stores, I’ve never attempted to whip up a batch of Meringue Cookies. Recently I decided to give making them a whirl. Meringue Cookies Makes approximately 9
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Freezing cold temps and a new coat of snow remind me to feed my chilled neighbors – the sweet birds that winter in the trees and brush surrounding Connecticut Country House. Their favorite nibble? Why,
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In season now, clementines are both healthy for snacking and absolutely wonderful for decorating. Simply arrange the contents of one or two boxes of clementines into a large tray, bowl, or basket. It’s such an
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I’m a sucker for anything tartan, but with the arrival of our cold New England winter temperatures, I’m drawn to the comfort of my collection of warm and wooly plaid throws. While I have a
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