Kohlcannon

We're back, with another dose of hearty comfort food, that fits very nicely into a low carb lifestyle! Featuring ground caraway seed, cauliflower and slightly pickled cabbage, Kohl-cannon (from Blumenkohl which is the German name for cauliflower) is a decidedly German twist on Colcannon, a traditional Irish dish made with potatoes. This has quickly become …

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North Hadley Sugar Shack

My own photo, Hadley, Massachusetts. Loved this tiny replica of the actual sugar shack, seen in full production mode in the background of this shot. Please feel free to email your cabin-themed shots to newdreamcabin@gmail.com. I will be happy to give you photo credit and a link back to your site if I use your image!

Easy Egg Muffins

Hello friends! Last week's conference was an opportunity to test our skill at frugal travel! As I have mentioned here before, we are artists and musicians, relying heavily on the gig economy for our incomes. A hotel room AND restaurant meals was a bit too "spendy" for us. We needed some travel-ready food for both …

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Shepherd’s Hut

My own photo, Catania, Sicily.

Cold & Flu

We're down with colds here today. I have broken out the eucalyptus leaves and added them to some hot water for the fresh, fragrant and therapeutic steam (not for drinking!). Many people skip the leaves entirely and simply diffuse... [read more]

Eggplant Lasagna

This hearty lasagna uses thinly-cut eggplant in place of carb-filled pasta noodles. The trick here is to slice that eggplant nice and thin (slicing the short way makes this easier) before roasting to keep it tender, melt-in-your mouth gooood! We love the subtle, smoky flavor that the roasted eggplant brings to this dish and don't miss those noodles one bit... (read more)

Colorful Coop

My own photo, central Massachusetts. Please feel free to email your cabin-themed shots to newdreamcabin@gmail.com. I will be happy to give you photo credit and a link back to your site if I use your image!

Tallow Seared Steaks

Steak is definitely not off the menu here in the winter months – when the cold weather comes, I grab a few choice grass-fed cuts, my cast iron pan, and my jar of beef tallow and enjoy a simple and delicious meal of pan seared steaks with veggies and... [read more]

Salvaged Screen House

My own photo, Talullah Falls, GA. Please feel free to email your cabin-themed shots to newdreamcabin@gmail.com. I will be happy to give you photo credit and a link back to your site if I use your image!

Hearty Sausage & Vegetable Soup

The weather report 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)

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!