• Living
  • Boots

    Winter Coast

    Right before Thanksgiving, we went to the coast for a pre-snow, pre-holiday getaway. The street planters downtown were full of holly berries and flowering kale, and the surf was the tempo of wintertime festivities lined up one behind the next. Huddled up on a tiny beach, looking down at my boots, I heard my husband […]

  • Food
  • Holiday Cranberry Sauce

    Holiday Cranberry Sauce

    Thanksgiving calls for a proper feast. While the first sighting of a pumpkin inspires some to plan Halloween costumes or jump ahead to gift-giving lists, autumn has me thinking about turkey, stuffing, and every delicious morsel that makes the feast delicious. Now that Thanksgiving is a little over a week away, I finally can share […]

  • Drinks
  • Vanilla Cider Punch

    Vanilla Cider Punch

    The first crush of grapes is the sign that wine making is about to begin. Whether done by modern techniques or the ancient method of grape stomping, which a few wineries still use, the skin of the grape often is broken in the midst of rituals and blessings. Cider may have humbler beginnings, but I […]

  • Food
  • Pumpkin Seed Brittle

    Pumpkin Seed Brittle

    Homemade candy is more satisfying than store-bought confections with a long list of additives. Crafted in my kitchen, this brittle recipe is loaded with pumpkin seeds and has a depth of flavor that takes it beyond a traditional sugar and nut mixture. Maybe best of all, it is aerated so that it is easy to […]