I am so happy that you have landed in my little corner of cyberspace. If you join me here, you will, hopefully, get to know a little about me. You will read my thoughts, my hopes and dreams, and see some of my favorite things. I hope you will visit often. I will try to update it regularly and hopefully you will see an improvement in the blog along the way. Thank you for stopping in to see me as I travel on this journey called "life"!






Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Goodbye 2013! We will remember you fondly.

Happy New Year, Friends!

While I had every intention of blogging my way through 2013, that obviously didn't happen. I may not have spent time on the blog; but I did spend 2013 enjoying life, family and New England and exploring other forms of social media.

If you are friends with me on Facebook or follow me on Instagram or even Google+, you have seen most of these photos and kept up with us throughout the year. If you have not, I invite you take a little walk through 2013 as I rewind the year in video. What a ride it has been!

 I hope that your year has been amazing, as well, and that 2014 brings happiness and health to you and your family.

With much love and thankfulness,
Candace

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ch..ch..ch..changes.....



 
I've kind of been out of touch lately; but I don't want to lose contact with any of you.  I'm hopeful that I will continue to post here and continue to follow you.

It seems the Google Reader will not be available soon so I'm taking a moment to move everything.

If you use Google Reader to 
follow my blog, I invite you to...



Happy Thursday!

 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

August 2012 - My first time





I had never heard of "mochi" before my foodie friend at work brought in a box of it that she had received as a gift.  She wanted to share and being the adventurous person that I am, I eagerly accepted.  Mochi is a small dessert cake made from glutinous rice that has been pounded into a paste and shaped into a cake form and then stuffed with some other ingredient.  The box she had was a variety box with a few different flavors.  I think this one was filled with red bean paste.  It had the texture of a marshmallow; but, not quite so sweet.  I liked it!


Have you ever had mochi?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

August 2012 - Homemade Ice Cream

After a summer of eating ice cream and sorbetto all over New England, we made the decision to purchase an ice cream maker for our mixer.  I loved the idea of controlling what we were putting in there and saving some money by making it at home.  We love icey cold treats for summer desserts so this seemed like a fun way to experiment.



First up was Lemon Sorbet...



Next up was Pioneer Woman's Vanilla Bean Ice Cream kicked up with some dark chocolate chips.



We, then, tried another recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream.  I am not sure where this one came from.  I would be willing to bet that the printed copy landed on my desk and has disappeared. Once upon a time I was organized; but in the famous words of Sweet Brown.  "Ain't nobody got time for that!"  Anyway, it was delicious and our favorite vanilla recipe so I need to find it before summer for sure.  When I find it, I will pass it along.


Last, but definitely not least, was one of my very favorites of the summer.  Cookies and Cream.  This recipe is courtesy of the fabulous Jenn at Jenn's Food Journey.  You can find her recipe here.  I loved, loved, loved this one and will definitely be making it again this coming summer.



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

August 2012 - Cornish Fair

The warm days and the cool nights of August welcome "fair season" to New England.  This year I visited the Cornish Fair  for the first time. 



It was a beautiful Saturday to get out and
 enjoy the weather and take in this fun country fair.



with animals...


and antique tractors...


and lumberjack events...






local agricultural products...







and artwork by local artists...




and no fair is complete with french fries...


and vinegar.

You can't forget the vinegar.


They are quintessentially New England.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

August - Love Your Lakes and Antique Boats



I'll take any excuse to hang out in Sunapee Harbor.  Love Your Lakes Day is an annual event and always a fun time.



Old Chris Craft boats are awesome and this has to be one of the coolest ones that I've seen.  This would be a great way to cruise around the lake, don't you think?


I love the details on the boats.




They have such beautiful wood.  
They are so much prettier than the fiberglass boats of today.




This year we were treated to a concert by local legend, Carey Rush.  Carey is an amazing musician and always puts on a great show.  Anytime that we get to see him perform is always a treat.