winter has come…brrrrrrrrr

Grapes and gourds

Ok, not sure if it looks good, but I gave it a try!

well the trees are almost done dropping all their leaves and John has finally decided to rake and mow…..

60 Life Lessons for My Birthday | Maria Shriver

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Magazine – Topshop USA

great website for new fashion ideas!



Each bottle was chosen with an eye to the season, with most tending to be a little heftier in texture and warmer in character.

pears and an amazing recipe:


autumn leaves

fall is here upstate ny!!!

Chestnut cream or puree

1.75 lb roasted or cooked chestnuts, peeled and ground in food processor
1/2 cup organic sugar
1 3/4 cups half and half (water or milk can be substituted)

Melt the sugar and the milk on low temperature. Combine with the ground chestnuts. Stir well and refrigerate.
Serve in a small espresso cup topped with a dollop of whipped cream!!!!


upstate ny apple varieties!


Simple salad, composed of thinly sliced prosciutto, on a toasted slice of bread, doused with green olive oil, mozzarella balls, black brined olives with pits, cherry tomatoes, basil, fennel fronds and thinly sliced bulb, red onion, pepperoncini, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper

boil some potatoes, slice up radishes, boil some green beans, some sliced market zucchini, a few black olives and a can of tuna, cover with dressing made from fresh chopped parsley, thyme and rosemary, grainy mustard, wine vinegar, olive oil and a chopped shallot! EASY!!!


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