Everything You Need to Get Started Making Jam

Get started making jam – even if you’ve never made it before in your life. I’ve been making jams and jellies for about twenty years, and I tend to make two or three different types each summer once we have fresh fruit grown locally. Sometimes, I use fruits that we grow at home, but my […]

Summer Things to do in Vermont This Year

There are so many summer things to do in Vermont. I’m very lucky to live in such a beautiful state. Vermont has a little bit of everything for everyone. The area that I live in is located in Central Vermont and while we have a few small cities, most of the area is fairly rural. […]

Carrot and Bok Choy Slaw Recipe & 13 Slaw Recipes

This post has been sponsored by Foodie.com. In the summer when there are a lot of fresh vegetables in our garden and at the farmer’s market, one of my favorite ways to enjoy fresh summer vegetables is in a vegetable slaw. Many times when you hear “slaw recipe,” you automatically think of coleslaw drenched in […]

John Deere Party Ideas and Indian Corn Popcorn Balls

John Deere party ideas are just the thing for a good ole country party.  Here in Vermont, we have a lot of farms and a lot of corn fields. Of course, you cannot have a farm without a John Deere tractor. You just can’t. I love themed party foods but I get tired of the […]

How to Make Iced Coffee at Home That Tastes Amazing

Wondering how to make iced coffee at home? If you have been reading my blog for a while, you’re probably aware that I’m a coffee lover.  Before I even wake up in the morning, my husband has loaded my Keurig with my favorite coffee and turned it on. When I stumble down the stairs at […]

Follow These Home Security Tips Before You Leave on Vacation

Home security tips aren’t something I thought I would need a lot of in rural Vermont.  After all, we know our neighbors.  We live in a small town and are far away from big cities.  I have always thought that crime wasn’t really something that we needed to worry about.  Sadly, we are seeing an […]

Ultimate Summer Salad Recipe With Fresh Ingredients

Check out the ultimate summer salad recipe with fresh ingredients from our garden! Summer is here and along with it the high temperatures that make me not want to heat the oven up to make dinner.   When you combine the heat with the availability of fresh produce from the garden and the farmer’s market, […]

Tropical Party Ideas and Invitations for Summer Fun

Looking for tropical party ideas? If you’re melting in the heat like I am here in Vermont, consider holding a “Welcome to the Tropics” tropical party! Invite friends and family over to hang out in the sweltering heat (or your cool air-conditioned living room) and get into the spirit of this tropical weather.  Of course, […]