Archive for 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Add a little “pop” to your dinner or buffet table this 4th of July (or any occassion for that matter!). Simply roll up your flatware in an ironed cloth napkin and tie a bow around it!
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Summer Anniversary Issue Is Here (Again!)


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I started the Nora Murphy Country House emagazine for 1 simple reason…my “blog shoes” were too tight. I loved my little blog, Connecticut Country House, but in the state it was in, it was limiting
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I have been a Bunny Williams fan forever. She’s one of my favorite decorators, and I absolutely love her style. This spring, I had the great honor of joining 9 of my fellow interior design
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It’s really amazing just how easy it is to freshen a room for summer – inside and out! We’ve partnered with Country Curtains to bring you a fabulous Summer Giveaway for a $500 Country Curtains
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Six beautiful homes and six gardens of our fellow Newtowners’ will be featured at the 21st Newtown Historical Society House & Garden Tour this upcoming Sunday. (Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, Connecticut Country House WILL
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So what do you get when you mix ballet with bridle stirrups, dressmaker details, rich gold tones, and a neoclassical style? Why, you experience the beautiful world of Windsor Smith! All her favorite things inspired
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He calls him Boyo, the Irish word for lad. Being a Murphy, the name seems to fit. We fell in love with Ireland 25 years ago, so much so that we named our son Conor after
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Written by Sarah Egge, photographed by Michael Partenio, and produced by Stacy Kunstel, my beloved Connecticut Country House makes up one of the beautiful features in this summer’s issue of Country Home. What a thrill and
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It’s Flag Day! Out comes my beloved American flag collection from the old wicker hampers in the Summer Room. I’ve been collecting vintage flags for some time now, and it all started with just one
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