The gray days of winter have arrived along with a polar vortex or two. The days are short and night falls quickly but from the heights of the city to the seashore mother nature puts on a vibrant display. Winter sunsets can be spectacular and I am lucky this year to be privy to a view high at Rock Center in New York City. No two sunsets are ever the same and it is amazing how quickly the light changes. Sometimes if you hesitate you miss the moment.
Here are some winter beach images from South Carlina. The low winter light is perfect for photographing wildlife.
In the spirit of beating the winter blues, I created a Pinterest board devoted to the subject that contains some interesting DIY projects to infuse your home with color and light!
What a lovely time of year! The air is crisper, the colors are brighter and the urge to nest inside the home is upon us. Time to reflect and embrace the change of seasons. As a Sleepy Hollow native I … Continue reading →
It’s that time of year again. All of your hard work and patience has paid off with wonderful blooms of flowers, fresh vegetables and herbs. You now have a “ farmers market” in your own backyard that is overflowing with … Continue reading →
There are many benefits to brewing your own iced tea or making fresh lemonade citrus beverages at home and forgoing the commercially produced varieties. Here are two reasons that top my list: 1. Reduce Calories and Sugar. You can control … Continue reading →
With the warm weather here the windows are open wide as well as the back door which leads to a small patio that is transformed into an extension of our living space. A round dining table chairs allows us to … Continue reading →
I am enthralled with my new “signed” (lol!) cookbook by David Lebovitz, My Paris Kitchen. The stories that accompany the recipes make this read much more than a cookbook. While I like to read recipes and I study them, I … Continue reading →
Last night I went to a talk and book signing featuring David Lebovitz. David is an American chef most known as one of the original food bloggers and pastry chef who worked for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse. David started … Continue reading →
What do orange tulips and skunk cabbage have in common? At this time of year, springtime brings an explosion of color be it in the expected, tulips or the unexpected, skunk cabbage. When sourcing new products for Natural Kitchen and … Continue reading →
I am contemplating adding a small selection of food products like olive oil, vinegars, honey and spices to my home furnishings web site Natural Kitchen and Home. As part of my education in this process and focusing on honey, I … Continue reading →
Today is a cold winter March day and I visited the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. The campus sits right on the Hudson River which is frozen over even in this first week of March. I … Continue reading →