Hamptons Cottage Before Renovation

Hamptons Cottage Before Renovation

September 2014 This is a photo of our little cottage in the Hamptons before the renovation began. I miss it already, but I also cannot wait to see it when the renovations are finished..which unfortunately will not be finished until fall 2015 at the earliest! I want to keep the "cottage feel" even though we will have high ceilings and a nice new kitchen with a vaulted ceiling. (Plus modern closets and bathrooms!) I am thinking about adding some reclaimed wood beams. I love touches of reclaimed wood whenever possible. The part that…
Homemade Minestrone Soup

Homemade Minestrone Soup

  Homemade Minestrone Soup This is a hearty & colorful vegetable packed soup that everyone enjoys. It is especially warming on a cold winter afternoon or evening. It is a filling meal on it's own, but you can also serve it with a warm, crusty wedge of bread, and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. A side salad of greens can be added if you want to add some raw vegetables, but keep it simple, because this is packed with plenty of veggies! RECIPE: Lightly saute the vegetables below in a few TB. of olive…
Crunchy Coconut Pistachio Granola

Crunchy Coconut Pistachio Granola

It's nice to have a tin of homemade granola around have when you need a little something indulgent. I like to add a few different ingredients to my granola to make it more interesting than what you can buy at the store. I also throw in some extra goodies to make it even healthier. Instead of canola oil, I use coconut oil - and it can never hurt to toss in some flax, hemp and chia seeds too! CRUNCHY COCONUT PISTACHIO GRANOLA In a large bowl combine: 3 cups of organic old fashioned…