Kara Sundlun, co-host of WFSB’s Better Connecticut never went “mossing” before…so when she came to visit me at Connecticut Country house, I showed her just how easy it is to use this favorite year round go-to for all my indoor (and outdoor) decorating finishing touches. Enjoy the video, and Happy Mossing! Love, Nora

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And the raspberries keep coming at Connecticut Country House! Our shrubs are so prolific this year that we’ve continued to try and widen our repertoire of recipes that use them. And thanks to the Country Living website (again), I found myself directed to a very user-friendly website: RachelCooks.com. Thanks, Rachel, for the idea to use…

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Blueberry season is something we always look forward to at Connecticut Country House. But, what can you do with some of your freshly picked blueberries? Kara Sundlun from WFSB’s Better Connecticut stops by and makes homemade blueberry lemonade with me! It’s so easy and refreshing, especially when we add my “fruity ice cubes” to my…

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Here at Connecticut Country House we have the mother load of fresh raspberries coming ripe. Other than just snacking on them as we’re working in the kitchen garden, or adding them to fruit smoothies, we needed some other ideas. Country Living to the rescue! Their website had a fantastic list of all kinds of recipes…

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Petunias are my perennial favorite. This sweet and simple annual is a must-have at Connecticut Country House. I love their delicate flowers and bold, brilliant colors. They’re pretty when tiny and potted up individually, as well as one big petunia hanging basket from my local nursery that I’ll pop into an over-scaled clay pot. But…

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Grilling tonight? You’ve just got to try this amazing chimichurri recipe that came from Murph morphing many different online found recipes to concoct his own Connecticut Country House version. Did you know that the Argentinean cowboys (a.k.a. gauchos) devised this sauce for grilling up fresh steaks on the range? (I love that visual!) It’s super…

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She was the first to greet you before you even got to the door. The little shadow that followed me into the kitchen garden and quietly kept me company. The pretty little poser at Connecticut Country House photo shoots (even when her cameo appearance was not needed). The sweet social butterfly at every occasion. Our kitty,…

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A couple of weeks ago, Kara Sundlun, the co-host of WFSB’s Better Connecticut came to Connecticut Country House for the very first time. Decorated for a summer party, the house was in its glory…what a perfect occasion to host Kara and give her a tour of my favorite summertime decorating tips around the house, inside…

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It never fails. Every time I’m on Nantucket, it’s the window boxes that always grab my attention. I love the mix of colors, textures, and types of plants all mixed together in combinations that I would never have thought of. These thoughtfully composed container gardens are just another way the architecture, gardens, and summer season…

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Happy 4th of July weekend! I can’t believe it’s already July. Where did June go? At Nora Murphy Country House, this month is all about working on “the book” (among other projects!). It’s all good. To keep it all straight, I’ve downloaded our July calendar onto my desktop…the image is truly one of my faves (I’m…

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