Monthly Archives: November 2012

Carriage Barn Artifact Triptych

Intriguing artifacts tend to pop up in unlikely places. Rosslyn’s carriage barn, for example. We’re currently undertaking structural improvements to the larger of the two outbuildings west of our home. In anticipation of a re-roofing project that will include stripping the old … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Corn Cakes and Turkey Gravy

Corn cakes and turkey gravy? Let me explain… In my bride’s family birthdays are celebrated with endurance and fanfare. In fact,  my bride’s late father preferred to think of birthdays as commemorative seasons, not days at all. Celebrating for anything … Continue reading

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Up in Smoke: How to Fix a Smoky Fireplace

I enjoy smoked turkey. Thinly sliced. Between bread. Or inside a wrap with Swiss cheese and lettuce and mayonnaise. Maybe even some slices of pickle. Yes, slices of pickle and salt and pepper. But a smoky fireplace on Turkey day? … Continue reading

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Adirondack Autumn 2012: Part II

It’s time for another installment of the Adirondack Autumn retrospective I launched last week. I’ll change gears from Rosslyn boathouse and waterfront snapshots to a few garden harvest memories. We had enormous luck with melons this season despite a slow start. … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Hurricane Isaac

Wondering why Hurricane Isaac is the title for this entry and photo? Or better yet, what Hurricane Isaac and Instacanv.as have in common? I’ll explain (and encourage you to vote for this Photo of the Week) in just a moment. But … Continue reading

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Adirondack Autumn 2012: Part I

As I mentioned recently, Adirondack autumn invites retrospection and introspection. But don’t fret, today’s lilt is less wistful. Levity is restored and whimsical iPhoneography is the flavor or the day. With September and October skulking away and November slithering in, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Carrot Muffins

Last Thrusday’s Full and By Farm share pickup included baking pumpkins and carrots. Fall fare. There was plenty more in the share, but these two struck a Saturday morning brunch chord while speaking with Sarah Kurak. So mentioned a recipe … Continue reading

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Adirondack Birding and Squirreling

Rather than whining through another verse of the Bali Blues on my harmonica, I awoke on my first morning back at Rosslyn in a fever to jump-start autumn/winter rituals. Top of the list was setting up the bird feeders in … Continue reading

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