I’ve always loved a good ghost story. I’ve culled together quite a collection of paperbacks that tell stories about New England’s hauntings. Little did I know I could write a book on my own experiences….because little did I know twelve years ago, when we moved into our new old house (c.1767), that we would be co-habitating…

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I have to confess I can never resist a sunflower. Whether they’re from my garden or local market, just one look at them and they make me smile. I’ve found that I’m not the only one. There’s something about their yellow-orange silver dollar or dinner plate-sized faces that makes everyone take notice…and just plain happy.…

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So what do you get a little boy on a business trip to Paris? Why, a bug of course! Quite simply that’s how our bug collection was born. For me, trips to Paris wouldn’t have been complete without a stop at Deyrolle and buying one very cool bug. Since 1831, Deyrolle has been a house of curiosities located…

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”         – Marcel Proust Happy Columbus Day! Love, Nora

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Even though the kitchen garden, and our local CSA (a.k.a. Community Supported Agriculture) share is winding down, they’re both still gifts that keep on giving. The basketful and big wooden bowlful of hodge-podge veggies that are taking over the kitchen island just cry out “Soup”! Good idea.  Besides, what’s more perfect for a chilly autumn…

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