To me, corn and lobster say “summer”.  No actually, the more I think about it, they yell “summer”!  They are at the height of their delicious goodness all on their own – but marry the two in one stock pot and you truly have a marriage made in “stock pot heaven”!  Meet our amazing  ‘Corn and…

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“Have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris (1834-1896)

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She was the first piece of “real art” I had ever acquired.  She was a gorgeous nineteenth century little girl beautifully painted in rich pastels – and at the time she was living in a barn that doubled as an antiques shop.  You see, I was fresh out of college visiting my best friend, Suzy,…

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Back from our annual pilgrimage to our beloved Cape Cod – the place where our family really kicks back and relishes every minute of keeping it simple.  Lots of beach combing, kayaking, and just plain wandering around.  This year we wandered from our bungalow named Barnacle in Eastham, to the preppie village of Chatham, and…

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Approximately every six weeks, Connecticut Country House has become a destination meeting place for a beautiful group of Mary Kay consultants.  The ladies have officially, and affectionately, named it “The Tea”.  They love coming here.  I think this place creates a much needed time-out from their hectic lives; a local “get away from it all”.…

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One vegetable from the kitchen garden that always gets rave reviews, especially from our teenage son Conor, are the string beans.  Now that’s saying something!  He loves them freshly picked, but sauteing them with garlic and herbs takes them to a whole new level and has become one of our signature dishes! In the garden…

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