Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring Bees!

Happy day!

I'm proud to report that my bees have made it through their first Cambridge winter.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

These biscuits are Belle, Sadie, Elsa, Rudy & Lilly tested. I started with the recipe below, then realized that any mix of natural ingredients mixed in to form a workable dough will work. (Try banana adding banana and more whole wheat flour or bacon and parmesan!) I also substituted cornmeal for some of the whole wheat flour in a batch.


  • 1 C. whole wheat flour
  • 1 C. rolled oats
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 C. peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • milk, enough to moisten

Directions: Mix ingredients together well. Form into a ball, roll out to 1/4 inch thickness with a rolling pin. Cut into desired shapes, place on cookie sheets and bake in 350 oven for 20 minutes, or until browned. Cool on rack and air dry.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

glass blowing at Snow Farm

Snow Farm, in Williamsburg MA (near Northampton), hosted an artists' sale today--pottery, glass, jewelry, wood turning, textiles.

As a teaser to their weekend and week-long programs, they hosted a glass-blowing demo today, seen here making an ornament. It looks like I knew what I was doing.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Virtual Jam Swap with UTHC

Aimee Bourque at Under the High Chair is featuring 25 scrumptious, sophisticated and stunning summer and fall jam, jelly and butter submissions in the 2009 Jam Swap.

Check out my Red Pepper w/ Tequila recipe!

There may still be time for one more batch of jelly this season.
On Saturday I'll pick some rose hips on the north shore and see what I can make from them.

I'll keep you "post"ed...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fall in Cambridge

Every morning the last two weeks I've reminded myself that I'm grateful for fall in New England.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cape Time

It doesn't get better than "Cape time" in Chatham. The beach, clamming, a hike...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Harvard Polo

I went to my first polo match, Harvard v. Yale, on Sunday afternoon at Myopia Polo / Myopia Hunt in Hamilton, MA. College polo is 3-on-3 in an arena, played in 4 7 1/2 minute chukkas (periods). Congrats to the Harvard team who won, 13-11.