Monthly Archives: August 2010

What Seven Year Itch?

Cover of The Seven Year Itch While setting up a wedding over the weekend I met a bride-to-be and her mother as they were checking out the site for a wedding next summer.  We started chatting and the bride complimented me on my wedding rings.  Her mother asked me how long I’ve been married and I replied, “Seven years this

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Green beans in Alison’s Garden

I never realized how much I like green beans until I started growing them in my garden.  You plant the seeds and they grow.  It’s really that simple.  For the past few years we’ve planted beans, watched them sprout and THEN witnessed the aftermath of hungry deer who ate them almost to the ground.  Luckily,

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Destination Wedding at Whiteface Club & Resort

When I talk about a destination wedding it usually means the bride and groom travelled to Vermont for their nuptials, but in this case our destination was across the lake in New York.  Trish and Ben tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony at The Whiteface Club & Resort in Lake Placid over the weekend on

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Lilies in Alison’s Garden

When a bride tells me she doesn’t like lilies I think she is usually talking about daylilies.  I personally like lilies, but I understand why the commonality and abundance of the daylily variety can seem boring to some.  As their name suggests the blooms of the daylily only last for one day, but they produce lots and

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We love On The Rise Bakery!

When we moved to Jericho 7 years ago we had no idea how many awesome foodie destinations we’d soon be surrounded by.  There’s The Kitchen Table Bistro, Belted Cow Bistro, Tuscano, Sonoma Station, The Village Cup and On The Rise Bakery all within 10 minutes of our house.  Yeah, we’re pretty lucky and when we’re

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Tomatoes in Alison’s Garden

We have a fairly short growing season in Vermont, but once August comes around things are in full bloom.  Sure, I can’t plant outside until late May or early June and sure, deer have come by and chomped my beans immediately after they’ve sprouted the past 3 years, and yes, there has been a lot

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Tented backyard Vermont wedding

Emily and Matthew were married in her parents’ backyard where they had a beautiful tented ceremony and reception in Waterbury, VT.  The bride wanted a mix of casual, country elegance with some Asian design elements.  When I first met Emily and her mother last July the only thing we were sure of is that we

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Zucchini in Alison’s garden

Last week I shared a recipe for chocolate chip zucchini muffins to help you make good use of all that zucchini in your garden so today I thought I’d share a few pictures from my garden.  Our zucchini was abundant this year as usual.  We only plant 1 plant each year because it makes more than enough squash

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 18)

I consider myself a macaroon connoisseur.  I am head over heels for just about anything coconut, but add a little chocolate to it and you’ve got me for sure.  There is a fine balance in the macaroon world of taste, texture and overall goodness.  I don’t want one that’s too sweet.  I also don’t want

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July Wedding at Blueberry Hill Inn

Jessica and Adam had their destination wedding on July 31st at Blueberry Hill Inn in Goshen, Vermont.  Located in the Moosalamoo National Reserve it is surrounded by idyllic Vermont scenery and trails as far as the eye can see! I first met Jess & Adam at The Vermont Wedding Affair at Shelburne Farms last November and

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