Posts by Nora

Have you ever considered growing currants? I never did, until a few years ago, by chance, I came upon a small currant shrub at my local nursery. Along with varieties of raspberries, I decided to
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Good morning! Here’s the latest WFSB, Better Connecticut segment you may have missed…or live outside of Connecticut! I made 2 pie plates of Blueberry Crisp for our 4th of July dinner party, and served it
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On this horribly hot and humid day, I thought it best to re-post this refreshing, thirst-quenching recipe for Finn’s Blueberry Lemonade.  It’s very easy to whip up a batch or two to keep in the fridge,
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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
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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
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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
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When Tracy Furey, the Executive Producer of WFSB’s Better Connecticut, asked me about pruning a hydrangea shrub for an upcoming segment, little did I realize that once our sharp pruners were out, there was no
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Drum roll please! The 3 winners for 3 pairs of Weekend Passes for the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, New York, June 1-3, are: Cathy Carron, Patricia Rafalko, and Cindy Moeller! Congratulations! Please email me
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Dear friends! Our Spring/Summer Nora Murphy Country House Garden Issue is here! Inspired by my crazy passion for flowers I’ll take you for a tour around my country house to introduce you to my favorite
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It’s the season for flowers in all shapes, sizes, and flavors! An absolutely beautiful, and delicious thing to serve for your Mother’s Day brunch or dessert, these Apple Roses are so unbelievably easy to make. Last
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146 wonderful comments later, the winner chosen at random is Gina Moran! Congratulations Gina! I hope your mom enjoys her Pink Peony Mother’s Day Gift Box! Thank you so very much dear friends for entering,
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So what’s a Trillium you may ask?  Known for their delicate beauty, trilliums are woodland plants prized by both gardeners and nature lovers—in part because even in the wild it takes four to seven years(!)
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I always ask myself “How can I elevate this _____ with flowers?” The blank can be anything: a place setting, a coffee table, the powder room, the front door, a cake, or a serving tray.
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A pretty spring table or host/hostess gifts for the holidays need not be expensive or become a ‘dog and pony show’ (one of my favorite sayings) to create. A quick trip to my local market
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What an exciting week! My upcoming book, Nora Murphy Country House Style – Making Your Home A Country House, published by Vendome Press, and to be released in September, debuted on Amazon as the #1
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It’s time for a Sea Bags & NMCH Easter Giveaway! We’re giving away 2 SEA BAGS BUCKET BAGS: A BLUE COTTONTAIL & A FUCHSIA COTTONTAIL ($45 value each) to 2 LUCKY WINNERS! 🐰  And of course, I’m
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Last year’s Easter table was a biggie. Very much inspired by nature and the woodlands that surround Connecticut Country House, I set my table using lots of interesting textures and colors from twig placemats intertwined
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Looking for a hearty dish for a cold snowy day? You’ve got to try Alex Guarnaschelli’s, Beef Brisket Soup With Quickie Parmigiano-Reggiano Dumplings. It’s kind of like if onion soup and pot roast had a
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For ’tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray, And it’s green, green, green, all the happy night and day; Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall,
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To keep Connecticut Country House looking fresh, there are a few key things I change-up every new season. So, Scot Haney, co-host of WFSB’s Better Connecticut, helps me show you just how easy my seasonal
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Inspired by weathered wood, baskets, concrete planters, clay pots, galvanized and painted wood buckets all have a couple things in common: They make great containers for planting and cut flowers, and their tints of grey
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