Our top 10 list from …

Our top 10 list from …

Our top 10 list from Montreal, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont! In the fall, we paid another visit to the East Coast. Although it was cold and we missed the fall color, we definitely enjoyed the visit. Here’s a short list of our favorite spots and activities. 10. Le Comptoir (comptoircharcuteriesetvins.ca) This quaint little restaurant packs a huge punch. … Continue reading

Poulet (Chicken) Sandwiches

Poulet (Chicken) Sandwiches

My husband rides bicycles with a great group of guys. So when it was time to host a party for the team, we wanted to create a special menu that would feed guests and keep them coming back for seconds. Jason accomplished this with his grilled chicken sandwiches. Everyone loved them and have been asking … Continue reading

Hand stamped place cards for wedding

Hand stamped place cards for wedding

It was a call for help … and I had to answer it. Our friend Mike is getting married this weekend and he still had a long list of to-dos, including place cards for the wedding guests. So I guess he did what anybody who knows a girl who is crazy about paper crafts would … Continue reading

Another reason why Patagonia rocks

Another reason why Patagonia rocks

I’ve been a longtime fan of Patagonia. Not only because they make great products, but because of their relentless support for the environment. From my first long sleeve capilene shirt that doubles as my favorite running shirt to my trusty R4 jacket that comes with me on every summit bid, these products have proven to … Continue reading

Flowers for the bees

Flowers for the bees

I’m not a big flowers girl. My garden is usually filled with vegetables and fruit, but not flowers. Yet, last year at Wiegman’s Nursery, the gardener recommended that I plant flowers around my strawberries to encourage pollination of flowers for more fruit. Wha-la! More strawberries. So this year, before I plant my garden, I decided … Continue reading

Happy Birthday David!

Happy Birthday David!

For my cousin David’s birthday, I created a dessert that layered made from scratch custard, fresh strawberries, shortbread cookies and a sprinkle of dark chocolate chips in a jar. Here’s a step-by-step photo story of how I made these desserts. I started with empty Ball 4 ounce jelly jars. I then piped custard to form … Continue reading

A second life for this wine box

A second life for this wine box

This week, Jason’s cycling team, Racing For Research, put on a fundraising dinner for Make-A-Wish. Randy from Bridges Restaurant & Bar in Danville closed his restaurant for the evening and helped us make this a private event. There was a gourmet five-course meal paired with a five-flight tasting of Alpha Omega wines. Jason and Greg … Continue reading

Mom knows best

Mom knows best

Yes, that’s right, she does know her daughter best! My mom gave me the sweetest gift this weekend. She bought me a beautiful domed cupcake stand adorned with a bird. She knows that I have a special place in my heart for ways to serve desert, so she picked up this Martha Stewart Collection Serveware, … Continue reading

Sorry Tumblr, I’m switching

Although I have been blogging with Tumblr for a couple of years, I’ve outgrown the tool and have decided to switch to WordPress. Hoping I can stick with this tool for a while. I’m going to gradually update my new blog with the old posts from Tumblr, but in the meantime, you can still read … Continue reading