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Hazelnut Pie Crust (Grain-Free!)

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Something very good happened in my kitchen this week, and I thought you should know about it. I made a grain-free hazelnut pie crust. And this pie crust was perfect: light, buttery, golden, crispy, and delicious.Let me back up […]

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Sweets

So Thankful

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. I just wanted to take a moment to wish my American readers a Happy Thanksgiving, and to express some of the things I am grateful for this year. This is the fifth Thanksgiving we have spent overseas since our […]

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Family

La Feria!

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Ever since we arrived here in Spain, everyone has been talking about La Feria. How much fun it would be, about getting outfits ready, about which towns had the best one… Feria, feria, feria! Of course I was immediately wondering […]

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Life in Spain

A Gift Guide for Ladies

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.How about a gift guide for ladies?  After I published 30 Classy Gifts for Gentlemen, my husband remarked that he really wished someone would make a similar one for all the guys out there to help them shop for their […]

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30 Classy Gifts for Gentlemen

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.So, I’m not going to lie– I love Christmas shopping!  Even though I’m a minimalist at heart, thinking of gifts for people I love is really one of my favorite things in the world.  And surprising someone with an item […]

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Community

Winter Project: A DIY Wreath from Foraged Materials

Today I have a really fun and beautiful project for you: A DIY wreath made with foraged materials. On Saturday, we took a family walk as usual, and I brought clippers for cutting wreath-making supplies. Everything in this wreath was foraged, and there are so many possibilities for how you can design yours, based on what you find around you.

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Foraging

Glühwein: A Recipe for Cozy Times

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Is it cold in your neck of the woods?  Temperatures are dropping pretty steadily over here.  Our little Victorian row house is full of charm– and full of cracks, where the cold winds blow right in.  We don’t want an […]

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Homebrewing

Saffron & Rose Persian Love Ice Cream

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share an extra-special ice cream recipe with you.  This is an ode to my favorite cake, called Persian Love Cake— it is incredibly light and perfume-y.  I have made this cake […]

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Sweets

Christmas Charm at Elveden

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.How do you go about procuring your Christmas tree?  Usually, getting a tree is the first ritual for us in celebrating the Christmas season.  But I’ll be honest with you– most trees I’ve had have come from a huge selection […]

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Life in England

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