Amsonia; Beautiful Autumn

It was the most gorgeous autumn day thus far. Seasonally appropriate frost crystals clung to the grass in the morning, but not too heavily on the iris greens. I scraped the thin sheet of ice off of my car windows and drove to my parents' house. We made two pots of coffee over the span… Continue reading Amsonia; Beautiful Autumn

Drying Herbs from the Garden

Autumn hit the Hudson Valley so hard it feels as if Mr. Frost is taking an express flight from the Arctic after an extended stay. It went from 80 degree days to 40 degree days in one week. Boss and I are not taking it well. In the mornings I've been huddling by my space… Continue reading Drying Herbs from the Garden

Storing Eggplant

A beautiful bounty comes late in the summer. Eggplant flowers bloom and ripen. It is a sight to awaken the Italian within us all. Store-bought eggplant always takes so much manipulation to extract the bitterness from it. However, freshly picked eggplant from a compost rich garden, will yield effortless tastiness. Yum! So buttery and mellow… Continue reading Storing Eggplant

Weather in the Hudson Valley

Living in the Hudson Valley of New York is like a dream most every day. Rarely is one day exactly like the other, and that is what makes it so special. However, it seems as though the last three years have been years of extremes for this area as well as across the globe. There… Continue reading Weather in the Hudson Valley