Recipe – Derby Pie

I am doing some serious research for my Derby Party menu – the first Saturday in May will be here before you know it! A friend on Instagram sent me this recipe for Derby Pie – it looks delicious! And I think I can make it gluten free as long as I can find a[…]

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Verb(ing) – XII

Reading As usual, I am reading a few books at once. Right now I am really enjoying Jane McIlvaine McClary’s 1972 novel, A Portion for Foxes. It is set in “The Valley,” aka, Middleburg, Virginia, and is about foxhunters, civil rights, scandal, and everything in between. I’m finding some parts to be a little slow,[…]

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

For those with a gluten allergy like myself, the holidays can be rough. But there are some great GF recipes out there so you won’t feel like you’re missing out! My BFF made this gluten free pumpkin bread for me last year, (just before finding out she’s allergic too – I must be contagious!), and[…]

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Verb(ing) – XI

Reading I just finished Dick Francis’ Silks – look for the review coming soon. Now I’m getting ready to pick up these two babies: Show Barn Blues, by Natalie Keller Reinert, and Patrick Smithwick’s, Racing My Father. Smithwick currently lives one zip over in my beloved Monkton, Maryland. Maybe I can score an interview with[…]

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Verb(ing) – X

Reading I just reread, for the third time, I believe, To Kill a Mockingbird, and I had forgotten how absolutely exquisite is was. I’m getting ready to dig into Go Set a Watchman and can’t wait! Also, because I typically read more than one book at the same time, and because I, apparently, enjoy crying,[…]

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A Holiday Weekend

Hi all! I hope everyone had a nice July 4th – my favorite holiday of the year. It’s also my anniversary; James and I celebrated 10 years this year. It’s crazy how time flies so quickly when you’re having fun! This year my in-laws came up to ‘camp’ in my backyard again. This is the[…]

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Verb(ing) – IX

Reading After reading Michael Korda’s Horse People, I purchased Country Matters, which was published two years before Horse People, and details the big move from the city to their fixer upper farmhouse in the country. It is a very in-depth look at their house, the renovations, and their new town. Also, it’s answering quite a[…]

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Verb(ing) – VIII

Reading I’m reading two books at once, which is becoming pretty typical. First, I am enjoying Ruffian, by Jane Schwartz, even though I know what’s coming. It’s like watching Titanic. But this filly’s story is unbelievable and deserves to be told. I’m also reading In the Hamptons, by Dan Rattiner. I went to the Hamptons[…]

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