avocado toast

January 24, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Sunshine on Toast: Winter Fun

We were thrilled to get 3 inches of rain earlier this month,  and equally thrilled to be able to  take a week off from irrigating the avocado groves to do some local touring with friends who were visiting us from Vermont. … Continue reading

Nutmeg Mushroom Quiche

October 25, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Nutmeg Mushrooms Baked Into Quiche and a Mushroom Farm Tour

Mushrooms are the perfect addition to a quiche. Today I made Nutmeg Mushrooms and layered them on top of a quiche with caramelized onions,  diced ham, and Cabot Alpine Cheddar Cheese.  I’ll be sharing the recipe for both the Nutmeg Mushrooms and … Continue reading

Zucchini and Ham Mac 'n Cheese

August 27, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Zucchini and Ham with Mac ‘n Cheese: Simple and Extraordinary

I enjoy walking in the woods here in Vermont.  When I was a little girl, this part of the woods was just pasture, but over the years the trees have grown tall, creating this spectacular setting for a morning stroll. … Continue reading

floating bridge

August 25, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Vermont and a Floating Bridge

A rainy day like today reminds me of board games, jigsaw puzzles, and crafts; reading a whole book ( or two) in one sitting; baking cookies or sewing a new skirt; knitting/crocheting; making homemade soup. Chilly rain that smells like … Continue reading

July 11, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Chicago! Eat Write Retreat 2015: VIP Luncheon with The Golden Door

Isn’t this the cutest kitchen?  A few weeks ago I was treated to lunch here, hosted by The Golden Door Resort and Spa, which is just a few miles from our ranch.  I flew all the way to Chicago to … Continue reading

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