Summertime Blueberry Crisp

My new favorite summertime dessert? This Blueberry Crisp! With blueberries just coming into season, and summer being the prime time to enjoy fresh ice cream…this humble pairing is absolutely outrageous.  It’s just so delicious….you’ve just got to try it! Watch how Scot Haney & I whip up this crazy good dish on today’s Better Connecticut at…

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Uno Alla Volta Comes to Connecticut Country House

The Fourth of July is my second favorite holiday (Christmas definitely comes in at number 1!). So for my next WFSB, Better Connecticut lifestyle segment with Scot Haney, I was thrilled to dress up the front of my 1767 Connecticut Country House in lots of red, white, and blue fabulousness! To top it all off, we…

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Spirited Summer Style

I love the 4th of July. And I love getting my classic 1767 Cape Cod/Saltbox all decked out for the holiday. But, it’s the first day of summer that inspires me to dig out my flag collection that I keep in the old wicker baskets at the far end of the living room. This collection…

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Yay! It’s A Country House Summer!

Summer…it’s here! And with it brings good growing, fresh garden to table eats, and late into the evening campfire gatherings. Life’s lived outdoors, and what living we do indoors now is scaled way back. Summer’s a time for keeping it simple, and clearing out what’s not working any longer (indoors and out). Minimalism and freshness abound!…

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Decorate Your Door With Flowers (The Faux Kind!)

Faux flowers, used in balance with the real thing, can so beautifully compliment your front door. I love using flowers – real or faux – that represent what’s in bloom at the moment. Keeping this rule of thumb in mind, keeps every passer by guessing whether its real or not. Early spring is a perfect…

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