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...

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...

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...

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, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite scenes from our little corner of the world with you all...

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...

Pot Roast Stew

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

Vardo Tour!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! Today, I have a sweet treat for us all: 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! Tiny and light enough to be towed by the …

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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...

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...

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...

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.

Goodbye, Little Shed

Our shed demo project has moved right along this last month or so. The site is now completely cleared, and ready for the new Tiny Timberframe Studio! In case you missed the first few shots from this previous post, here is the whole sequence of demo images...

Crustless Quiche

Here's a favorite low-carb and grain-free quiche/egg bake recipe that we're enjoying quite often these days, paired with fresh-picked salad greens, and cherry tomatoes when we have them. So good, and so easy!

Sit a Spell…

My own photo, central Vermont.  

Woodshed Build Progress

We've got progress to report and some initial plans to share for the woodshed build project! The site has been cleared (with the exception of an old tree stump), and we have an initial building plan sketched out! Here's a quick before and after of the site...

Summertime Sugar Shack

My own photo, central New Hampshire.

Indonesian Chicken Satay

Happy Summer everyone, and a BIG welcome to new followers coming over from the Keto Cabin site! We have been taking full advantage of a stretch of beautiful days here at the cabin, and grilling up some great low-carb meals! Here's one of our favorites, easy to make and can be enjoyed fresh off the grill, or as a leftover (picnic?) lunch!

Demo and More News!

Happy Summer friends! We took advantage of a stretch of stunning days here over the last couple of weeks to get a whole bunch of things done, including making some big progress on demo-ing/recycling the little shed...

Summer Garden

This informal, west-facing garden gets the full benefit of these longer late spring/early summer days.