Hazelnut-Espresso Delight

As I have mentioned before, meringues can be a little tricky to make. Seriously though there is no reason to fear – its so fun. I’m starting with some brief tips that will ensure a successful meringue, followed by the must try hazelnut-espresso recipe! MERINGUE TIPS: Separating eggs is easier when they are cold but they…

Ultimate Banana Cupcake

Do you like banana? Do you like sweet? Of course you do! I have a simple banana-honey cupcake recipe, that you will really enjoy. Check it out.. There are 3 parts to this cupcake: The cupcake (duh) The icing The candied walnuts Prep: Preheat oven to 350 degrees  | Yields 12 cupcakes so line 1 cupcake…

Spring Awaits A Bohemian Wardrobe

In New Hampshire, we have 4 seasons and although we are now over a month into Spring – it’s still cold! That doesn’t mean we cant start to work some 2017 Spring trends into our wardrobe. In this post I have paired the following trends with some cross-season closet staples. Trends: Pale pinks and dirty sorbets….

Ever Heard of ‘Tramp Art’?

The quick back story on this is that we made a big Tramp Art buy a month or so ago for our shop, so all the pieces pictured in this post are currently for sale at Ingather. This is such a fun and unique art movement and I thought you might be interested in a brief description as to…

3 Situations You’ll Likely Face as a Walker + How to Handle Them

This is worth reading as a city slicker, a campus cutie, or any other scenario in which you may be passing direction with another human. I think you will find it useful and most importantly, entertaining! My little brother Doug, who is now a grad student at the University of Minnesota getting his Phd in Aerospace…

Raspberry Cloud

Possibly the best dessert ever! I found this classic meringue mixed with whipped cream and raspberries to be super fluffy and fresh. There are 3 parts to this recipe: Classic meringue Whipped cream Raspberries 1. Start by making classic meringues (find additional tips in my Mocha Meringues post. You will need: 1 cup sugar 1/4…

Mocha Meringues

I just love meringues so I wanted to re-share this recipe to my own blog, you can also find it on my sister’s blog The Western Wild, which you must be sure to check out if you haven’t already, she writes about everything from fashion & love to travel & food. What is meringue? Meringue is…

BYOB – Build Your Own Begonia

So my mom has this big giant beautiful begonia that I was seriously jealous of. I wanted my own begonia plant so I asked her if I could try to propagate it. We did our research & I found myself slightly discouraged by what seemed like all kinds of very complicated processes to propagating different types…

Brownie Bites

This is a really simple recipe & these may actually be my new favorite dessert. Who doesn’t love soft melty chocolatey cookies covered in powdered sugar? They really are as good as they sound! We plan to double or triple this recipe for Christmas when we have our guests & holiday parties to attend because as…

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

It had been much too long since I last baked something. I basically missed prime apple cinnamon deliciousness season all together (Please don’t share your recipes, I’ll cry.) Luckily I haven’t slept through pumpkin season! Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors and you can definitely bake pumpkin anything into the holiday season right along side your…

Deanna’s Honey Nut Pastry

You may not know this about me, but I work at a restaurant on the Piscataqua River in downtown Portsmouth. The other evening I walked into the kitchen of the restaurant to find these three mysterious golden cylindrical pastries fresh out of the oven. Chef was in a good mood that night, so when I asked to try…

Peggy’s Rare & Antique Books

 Did you know that you can find beautiful rare and antique books at Bowerbird and Friends in down town Peterborough? Thanks to Peggy you will find a gorgeous selection of collectable books available at Bowerbird. Peggy first became interested in books because her father was an antiquarian book seller.   When Peggy was just seventeen, she started…