What does everyone have coming out of their ears in later August? Corn and tomatoes, of course! With that in mind, this recipe uses what’s at hand, while utilizing the grill to impart some really wonderful roasted and smoky flavors to this salsa. If you’re looking for a fantastic guacamole to pair this salsa with,…

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My very favorite hostess gift is a big or small cut mixed bouquet of flowers, herbs, and greens from my perennial gardens.  Depending on the season, and the host’s or hostess’s personality, and of course, what’s blooming or thriving determine’s what I put together, and using a simple glass cylinder works for all. Stocking up on…

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Bruschetta. One of my favorite summertime nibbles. I call this delicious bite (or 2) bro-shet-tah (the English-Connecticut version!). In Italian, it’s pronounced bruce-key-tah, with the emphasis on key (I googled this, and next time I order this in a restaurant, I’m going to try showing off). 🙂 Whichever way you say it, this perfect nibble…

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Dear friends! I hope you’re ready for this exciting announcement because Nora Murphy Country House is nominated for the international, prestigious Amara Interior Blog Award 2017 for Best Design Inspiration Blog! The voting stage of the awards opened this week, where my blog will need as many votes as possible to make it onto the shortlist…

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Can you believe it’s August already?! We’re usually anticipating our annual pilgrimage to the Cape this month, but unfortunately not this year. I’m in full-on power mode on my summer project, my upcoming book with Vendome Press. Not a bad reason to miss out on the Cape this year. July was the big push to…

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