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So, the holidays are just about over. The house is undecorated. It seems like time to settle in with all the seed catalogs that have arrived, buried in the...

by Barbara Kingsolver

A Book Review by Sunny Daily Barbara Kingsolver is a genius.  One of my most favorite books of all time is The Poisionwood Bible and her book  Animal,Vegetable...

     The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) has been the traditional Christmas plant for generations. It was first introduced to the United States in 1825 by...

Amidst the happy frenzy of cookie-making, shopping, wrapping, and decorating, I've added a new task to my yearly list.  I found a recipe in my grandmother's...

If you are looking for chestnuts roasting on an open fire…this is NOT that kind of recipe. I used to have a delicious recipe similar to this many years ago,...
Fingerless mittens

Leaves fingertips free to text!

Simple Mitts for those who need to have their fingertips free! YARN: Kureyon by Noro in any color way, available at Flock, Nantucket. Shown in color 319....

Several citrus plants are commonly available for use as houseplants.  The enjoyment is two-fold when growing oranges, lemons and limes as not only do the...

I was always a fan of the traditional cranberry sauce that we made by the quart to serve the table of extended family and friends for my childhood Thanksgiving...
Tarragon Vinegar

It makes a great gift!

There used to be a few local herb growers who made their own herb vinegars and sold them at craft markets, but I haven’t seen any local herb vinegar for sale...
Nantucket cranberry pies

Amber Hinds' Nantucket Cranberry Pie

Before we get to Amber and the winning recipe, many thanks to Cate Raphael and her Little Explorers (pumpkin cranberry cookies), Susan Ringer (orange-cranberry...
paperwhite bulbs

Winter flowers for your home

Thanksgiving in less than three weeks away, and all the cut flowers in my garden have given up the ghost. It’s time to start potting up paperwhite bulbs so I...
Dahlias

Several months ago on this site I wrote about Dahlia Love. That love has not diminished this season! These very satisfying garden flowers have performed...

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