It's a subtle design point, but I think it makes a world of difference in our Early-American farmhouse kitchen renovation. Hardware. The handles, knobs and pulls that make our cabinets functional. It took me two tries to get the right look with our farmhouse kitchen hardware. Quite a first-world journey.
How to be pretentious at a preschooler’s birthday party
My kids went to a private preschool. The place is awesome. It is in a custom-built, self-sustainable little schoolhouse on the grounds of a nature preserve. Tuition was more than the taxes on my home. The teachers are kind and loving. The kids are learning and exploring. The parents range from frumpy to stuck-up. Fitting.…
Continue reading ➞ How to be pretentious at a preschooler’s birthday party
Is Autumn or Spring the better time to have kids help you in the garden?
Until this year, I never questioned whether Spring or Autumn was the preferred season for kids in the garden. Spring was the only season I imagined when I thought about brining kids to the garden with me. But, this year, I am open to reconsider. Before I had kids in my life, I idealized visions…
Continue reading ➞ Is Autumn or Spring the better time to have kids help you in the garden?
I did not know people did this. What is a yard walk?
I admit it. I did not know what yard walks were. My friend bought a new house and instead of inviting me to a housewarming (so expected) she invited me to a yard walk...
Forgotten herb: calendula
Weird name. Amazing herb. Close enough pronounciation "ca-len-juh-la" (how a "d" makes a "j" sound in English, I suppose it's my Connecticut accent.) Calendula is the weirdest looking seed I plant in my garden. Really, it looks like something from an alien nation. It's mildly spikey and curved, almost in an arrogant way. It grows…
Ground cherries. I did not expect so many questions.
Ground cherries. What are these curious little beige tomatoes? Find out and get ideas about what to do with them.
Do you meditate? Not exactly
My hair stylist once asked me, “You’re always so calm and have such a good outlook on things. Do you meditate?” Ah, I don’t. I just aspire to, like a lot of other things. Add it to the list. It's is not to say that I don’t have other hobbies that might offer similar benefits.…
Best 5 items at Off Center Farm Stand, Woodbridge, CT
My top picks from the Off Center Farm stand in Woodbridge, CT
Worst gardening mistake I ever made
Don't read this post. It will ruin the whole illusion for you. Right now, as far as you know, my garden grows weed-less. My flowers are always crowned with a glistening morning dew. My local farm stands always have lush offerings, and my hair always holds a perfect curl. Why are you still reading? Ok,…