Hearty Sausage & Vegetable Soup

The weatherman here is calling for our first possibly major winter storm of the season! We're busy today battening things down here, at our little cabin. We've got a nice big stack of dry wood and kindling ready to go by the woodstove, shovels by the door, flashlights and candles at the ready, some "power optional" projects and reading lined up, and a nice big pot of Hearty Sausage and Vegetable soup simmering on the stove... (read more)

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Woodshed Update

It has been awhile since I updated you all on our DIY woodshed build. We left off just before adding the roof panels last fall... (read more)

Grain Free Waffles

I remember missing bread-like foods when I was first getting started, so I thought that today might be a good time to share this recipe. These waffles are simple to make. They freeze well and you can thaw them quickly in the toaster. Start to finish, you can have a batch of these finished in 30 minutes! Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla and your favorite low carb sweetener for a sweet waffle, or a half cup of your favorite shredded cheese and a pinch of dried herbs for a more savory snack... (read more)

Winter Barn

My own photo, eastern New Hampshire.

One Minute Wrap

This recipe has you covered for when you need a quick, no fuss meal to stay on track! It's simple: just 3 ingredients and I can whip one out in about 2 minutes flat! Give it another minute to cool and it's sandwich time. 🙂

Cozy Greens

One of our favorite winter traditions is picking fresh greens from our garden to go with our New Year's dinner. These simple cold frames make it possible...(read more)

Happy “Hygge” Holidays!

Our best to you and yours this fine season, and throughout the year! Thank you so much for your readership, comments and support! We enjoy hosting you here at our little cabin home on the web, and look forward to another year of cabin life!

Zucchini-Mozzarella Meatballs

Looking for a festive, quick and tasty appetizer for a holiday party? Here's a hearty, low-carb and grain free recipe... (read more)

Fort Schuyler

My own photo, Ellison Park, Penfield, NY.

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Grain Free Granola

Maybe it is the colder, darker days, the abundance of candy and treats on offer everywhere, or maybe because it seems like stores pipe in the scents of cinnamon and vanilla during the holiday season... whatever the reason, I seem to crave more sweet food this time of year than any other...(read more)

Smokehouse

My own photo, Stone Tolan House, Brighton, New York.

Roasted Butternut Soup

Here's an easy way to enjoy winter squash, which is now in season! We are often able to get a big box full of them super cheap as our local farms close up shop for the winter. We enjoy this creamy, comforting and nutritious soup often throughout the winter months. For our readers in the US, this simple, tasty soup would make a nice first course for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday... 

Walden Pond

Recently, we took advantage of a crisp, sunny, fall day to visit and hike around Walden Pond in Concord, MA...(read more)

Stuffed Mushrooms

We have had a cool and rainy fall here, and that has contributed to a bumper crop of mushrooms! Here's one of my favorite ways to enjoy them...(read more)

Autumn Colors

We've got some beautiful things happening here at our little cabin right now. The trees are putting on their autumn colors! This week...(read more)

Mediterranean Chicken

Here's a moderately easy chicken dish that is quick enough for a weeknight, and fancy enough for guests!

Woodshed Build Update

It's crunch time here at the cabin - we're working feverishly to finish the woodshed and then...(read more)

Pot Roast Stew

This hearty stew goes together quickly, then simmers all day to tenderize the meat and meld the flavors...(read more)

Vardo Tour!

While attending a bluegrass festival earlier this summer, we came upon this adorable custom-made and custom-painted Gypsy "Vardo" Wagon! The owners (also the builders) were happy to give us a tour... (read more)

Grain-Free Banana Bread

We've just returned to our cabin from a week-long, relaxing and fun camping retreat with a bunch of our music-loving friends! So much fun, and a great way to connect with nature, get some good quality face-to-face time, be creative, play music, enjoy the sun and then the glow of a campfire and music/stories against the darkness, and just let go of the stress and details of day to day life. These are all things that we have tried to become more mindful of – in addition to eating well – as we pursue better health...(read more)

Woodshed Build Update

We finally got a break in the weather this past weekend, and we took full advantage of a beautiful, cool and dry day to move the woodshed build forward! We've got a...(read more)

Abandoned Cabin

My own photo, central Massachusetts.

Garden Harvest

One of our most satisfying strategies in adopting a whole foods diet has been growing our own! Having tasty, fresh food waiting to be harvested just outside the back door makes it easier to stay on track and enjoy maximum "just picked" nutrition with our meals...(read more)

Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salad

Here's an incredibly simple summer dish that won't heat up your kitchen, or tie up a precious summer day!

Mountain Cabin

White Mountains, New Hampshire. Photo submitted by Richard Piccarreto.