The leaves may be falling all around Connecticut Country House, but until we launched our new Autumn issue of our on-line lifestyle magazine today, for me, autumn had not officially arrived! Here she is – www.noramurphycountryhouse.com – filled with gorgeous photography, personal stories, my favorite seasonally based recipes and decorating tips – just so much…

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You know the old saying, “When life gives you lemons…make lemonade”. Well, you can also say, “When your rose garden give you a few measly blooms…make a nose gay”! Late September and my rose garden is a former shadow of its beautifully full and billowy – spring into summer – self. Right now, the whole…

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If you’ve planted tomato plants this year, we’re probably in the same boat…lots and lots of tomatoes ready for the picking, or in my case, falling off the vine and ready to be picked up! One of my favorite things to make from this late summer bounty is homemade salsa. Let’s face it, once you’ve…

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For over 20 years now, Murph’s been getting up at daybreak and driving to Main Street to set up front row seats for our town’s annual Labor Day Parade. This year would be different. You see for 51 years, Newtown has had the most celebratory Labor Day Parade in the state of Connecticut – this…

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