Silent Night

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars." ~Og Mandino Happy holidays from us to you! Thank you so much for joining us here. Looking forward to another year of cabin life!

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“Primal” Pizzelles

Here's our primal take on a classic holiday cookie: grain-free, just slightly sweet and with a nice, crisp crunch...

Boathouse

My own photo, taken in Barrington, NH.

Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Soup

Winter is here at our cabin—we've got snow in the forecast and the temps are dropping rapidly. Time to make a big pot of hearty Broccoli Cheddar Bacon soup...

How sweet it is!

Sugar Shack, Thornton, NH.

Wood’s in!

We've been working hard this last month or so cutting, splitting, hauling and stacking seasoned wood from around the property for our winter heat. The old saying really is true: Heating with wood warms you twice (and by my estimation, 5 times for us in this case)! When you depend on a trusty woodstove to …

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Buttoned up for winter

My own photo, taken in Hanson, MA.

Colorful Cabin

My own photo, taken in Talullah Falls, GA.

Easy, Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Here's what's cookin' at the cabin this week: Cheesy Green Beans and Bacon! We enjoyed this quick and easy side dish with a roasted chicken and topped off the plate with some tasty Russian dressing. Delicious! This dish would also work well with Thanksgiving turkey, for those celebrating the holiday in a a couple of weeks. I'm …

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Wavy Cabin

My own photo, taken near Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Love the wavy, "live edge" siding on this cabin!

Garden House

My own photo, taken at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT.

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Crisp, cool fall weather has finally arrived here at our cabin! Perfect for long walks in our brilliantly colored woods and a little foraging along the way. Here’s a tasty tried-and-true recipe —hearty and filling with a little heat for good measure...

Sugar Shack

My own photo, taken near Plainfield, VT.

Growing garlic in your cabin garden

Our cabin came with a well situated, already fenced and amended organic garden, which we have done our best to plant and improve upon each summer. Over the years we have planted many varieties of veggies, and two stand out as the easiest to grow by far: Wild Italian "Sylvetta" arugula (which now forms an actual hedge along the …

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Zoodles Bolognese

One of my all-time favorite meals is Spaghetti Bolognese. Once we adopted the Paleo / Primal lifestyle (which advocates eliminating grains), one of our first challenges was to find a substitute for the pasta in this dish! We tried making zucchini noodles, or "zoodles", and have never looked back! Lightly sautéed for just a minute or two, …

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The Cabin

The cabin is 750 square feet, with some good, dry storage in the basement. The layout is ideal: One large living/dining/kitchen area featuring floor to ceiling windows that overlook the pond. Wide plank pine floors throughout. Ceilings are vaulted and open, showing the beams and beautiful mortice/tenon work throughout with a loft over the kitchen area. …

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