Holiday Cheers: The Stress-Reduced Christmas Wine Shopping Experience

The holiday shopping frenzy is fully in progress, and if you’re the host of a Christmas gathering, you’re on double duty. Factor in that you may not feel confident walking into a wine shop and choosing just the right accompaniments, and the pressure kicks up a few more notches. My advice to you in this…

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I’m Only Human, and Sometimes It Sickens Me

It can be argued that I am one of those people who inadvertently preach “do as I say, not as I do”. Evidence of this can be pinpointed in my advice to my colleagues, blog followers, friends and family that we all should make a strident effort to accommodate others, but should remember to “take…

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Sliding Into Autumn, Fork In Hand

Visiting the Union Square Farmer’s Market always adds to an adventurous Saturday in New York. If you haven’t yet experienced this vast bazaar of local produce and artisanal treats, not to mention the courteous growers and vendors who drag their bounty all the way into the big city, now is the best time of year…

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The Shop Not-To-Miss on September 28th in Cold Spring:

Highland Baskets at The Country Goose 115 Main Street, Cold Spring NY A fixture on Main Street in Cold Spring for nearly 30 years is romance author and shopkeeper Leonora Burton’s pride and joy. Highland Baskets is the metamorphosis of her charming and regionally admired kitchen/house wares boutique The Country Goose. Her custom gift baskets…

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Quick Kitchen: Keeping You Safe at Home

You want to eat healthfully and feed your family well. Cooking at home renders the greatest control over what you put into those precious bodies.  Being busy humans, we often cook on the fly and sometimes cut corners when maintaining the kitchen. Cutting corners is what life is all about, as long as you’re mindful of…

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