YANKEE Christmas Pudding


Dear Sisters,

Merry Christmas from the New England shorelines! I’m not a native New England-er ( or Yankee ) as the southerner’s call us but even after living here for nearly 12 years I’m still learning new things about the area, local farming and the food culture. No other time of year is as festive or as rich in food traditions ( and tastings ) as the holiday season in New England! I’ve been digging into my favorite New England Magazine,YANKEE in search of some local flavor to bring to our holiday table ( and to a Christmas Eve gathering ) and I hit the mother lode! Continue reading

Crafty Christmas


Dear sisters,

Happy December and Merry Christmas! Have you started your holiday baking, decorating and shopping yet? For a daydreaming farmgirl I’m pretty practical during the holidays. How about you? Do you get all caught up in Black Friday shopping, midnight sales and cyber shopping deals? I’m just getting started making my gift list and decking the halls. I’ve got enough Christmas’s behind me now and I tend to stick to my trusty list of dos and don’t s during the mad rush of December. If you like to keep it simple during the holidays too, come on in and let’s compare notes on crafting a memorable and unique holiday together! Continue reading