July 27, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

A Once in a Lifetime Adventure at Simon Pearce in Quechee, Vermont

  I have always wanted to eat at the Simon Pearce restaurant in Quechee, Vermont, having seen photographs  of their terrace room, right next to  the falls near the covered bridge,  with the idyllic hills in the background.    After leaving … Continue reading

July 25, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

New King Arthur Flour Campus is Heaven-On-Earth for Bakers!

Today was a perfect summer day in Vermont.  Not too hot, not too cold, just right.  It was the perfect day to visit the new King Arthur Flour baking center.  For years I have been buying King Arthur flour,  partly … Continue reading

July 22, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

At Home in Vermont: Family, Food and Familiar Places (Part 1)

I’ll bet you can tell that I’m not in California today.  Instead I’m in my home state, Vermont.   This is the road that runs past the house where I grew up, where my mother still lives.  It  feels like home … Continue reading

July 15, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine

“You make me happy, when skies are gray!”  One of my all-time favorite songs! Today I’m humming about the sunshine that broke through the clouds on an unusually  gray-sky day this week. The nicest thing about this sunshine is that … Continue reading

July 12, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

Summer on the Ranch: Avocado Harvest!

Now that July is here,  we wake up to bright sunshine most days.  The  “May Gray” and “June Gloom”  have passed,  and we can look forward to summer heat that crowds our local beaches, but keeps The Farmer close to … Continue reading

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