Connecticut Country House Blog

The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour Round Up

October 30, 2018 |

Twice a year, designers, buyers, and manufacturers from around the world gather in High Point, North Carolina to take part in the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world. And I am honored to have been 1 of the 10 design bloggers by Esteem Media and the High Point Market Authority to have…

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Making A Colorful Fall Foliage Wreath And Giveaway!

October 26, 2018 |

Country House Style rolls with the rhythm of the seasons. And there’s nothing like the beauty of the fall foliage here in New England! I love hanging wreaths for any season on the front door of the old house. I’m thinking a wreath covered entirely with colorful leaves would be perfect! A quick stop at…

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Courtney’s Beautiful French Country Cottage

October 10, 2018 |

I met my fellow blogger, Courtney Allison a couple of years ago at the Design Bloggers Conference. A super beautiful person, inside and out, Courtney’s style is really a true reflection of her. She’s a can-do woman and I liked her the minute I met her! I also have the unique bragging rights of saying…

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Announcing Nora Murphy’s Country House Style on Better Connecticut

September 11, 2018 |

I guess we can truly say that I launched my new book on my favorite show with my favorite TV crew, Scot Haney & Kara Sundlun on WFSB’s Better Connecticut! The entire Better Connecticut team has been so supportive, I am so looking forward to the new season with them! And today, the book was…

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Homemade Mexican Street Corn

August 16, 2018 |

Yay! It’s corn season! Having previously seen images of this delicious dish, we first tried this corn at our favorite Mexican restaurant in NYC, Rosa Mexicano. The plate appeal is stunning; golden roasted corn, coated with crumbly, salty Cotija cheese, fresh chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime. And the blackened cornhusks pulled back…

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Summery Grilled Chicken Salad

August 2, 2018 |

What to do with leftover grilled chicken? Make our savory Summery Grilled Chicken Salad! We know that there are just so many ways to make chicken salad. Quite often a recipe calls for poaching the chicken, which is OK. But here at Connecticut Country House we kick it up many notches from OK. Our secret?…

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A Nantucket Day At The Cozy House

July 20, 2018 |

It has to be authentic. That’s my motto.  And when we head out for a family getaway to Nantucket Island, the Cozy House is just that…authentic. Located on the southern coast of the island, The Cozy House is a throw back to a simpler time. Tiny in scale, yet big on charm and personality. And…

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The Currant Scoop

July 12, 2018 |

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 take a blind leap of faith and give it a go. Happily I can state that this shrub is probably…

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Fresh Blueberry Crisp with Better Connecticut

July 7, 2018 |

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 up with vanilla and caramel gelato. Oh my….it was good! Enjoy the video and your weekend! Love, Nora

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Finn’s Blueberry Lemonade

July 3, 2018 |

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, or serve guests. It’s a real crowd pleaser! Enjoy and stay cool! Happy 4th! Love, Nora   Finn’s Blueberry Lemonade…

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Summertime Blueberry Crisp

June 29, 2018 |

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

June 27, 2018 |

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

June 24, 2018 |

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!

June 20, 2018 |

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!)

June 8, 2018 |

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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