A Little Pie

The mornings have turned frosty and I’ve brought out the hats, mittens, boots, and snow suits to make sure we can still enjoy being outside. Inside we are trying to make things as cozy as possible with dinner by candlelight in the early darkness and […]

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Here and Now

After months of simply imagining it could happen, we seem to have settled into a daily rhythm. We’re in a tiny sweet spot when things run smoothly, as smoothly as the rattling emotional roller coaster that is life with a three year old and five […]

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With Gratitude

                In this season that can be filled with abundance, connection, and joy, it is hard to forget the loss, fear, and despair that also fills the world. Though it is only a tiny tiny thing in the […]

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Of Autumn and Apples

                  The sky is the brightest blue, the grass is dry and prickly, the leaves are beginning to take on many hues. The mornings are cool but I shed layers as the day grows warm, retrieving them […]

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Canning for This Year

Most years I have posted a list of the things I have canned for the year. I have never posted it this late before, but I finished my canning right before Thanksgiving. I wasn’t very ambitious this year, but I can’t do without my salsa […]

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Time to be still

  I took these photos a few weeks ago. Now everything is covered with snow and we’ve left the time of year when the leaves are gone, the light is weak and the world is in shades of gray. I love this in between season […]

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Baking, Eating, Judging

  There’s been a lot of pie on this blog over the years. I probably share them here as often as I make them which is usually once in the summer and again around Thanksgiving. Over the weekend, we held our fourth annual pie contest. […]

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Pumpkin Ginger Cookies

One of the delights of living in Maine again is that we are lucky enough to live near many of our good friends. Not just any good friends, but friends we can invite for dinner at the last minute. If you ask me, this might […]

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Beet Hummus

                There are many reasons why I like having people over to our house. Inviting others into our cozy nest, providing sustenance and relaxation to our friends, the chance to connect with people we care about. I also […]

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Fall Planting

  Over the weekend we spent a few hours sheet mulching my dad’s garden in preparation for next season. I planted a small bed of garlic which will overwinter and start growing in the spring. In contrast to those hardy garlic cloves which sleep soundly […]

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