Rhubarb Heralds Spring – Roasted Rhubarb

May 21st, 2012 / comments 15

Do you still have snow? Is the sap running? Have you seen mergansers on the river?

f rhubarb herald Rhubarb Heralds Spring   Roasted RhubarbThese familiar questions are heard at the post office, the Creamery, the market, and at community dinners in the early spring.

It was a bright morning last April, when I saw pink sprouts pushing up through the cold earth. Within a week, there were pink stems topped with dark green leaves. Rhubarb! It would be the first harvest from my garden. Along with the phoebes that nest in the rafters of the barn, it’s rhubarb that announces the arrival of spring in Vermont. … read more

Portugese Milk Mayo from a Vermont Kitchen

January 11th, 2012 / Comments 1

It’s not to late to make a New Year’s resolution. Rather than resolving to go to the gym three times a week, or to sort out the extra clothes at the back of my closet, or to re-read at least one classic before the daffodils appear; I have resolved to have an empty fridge when it’s time to travel to Italy in March.

rainbow carrots c egbert Portugese Milk Mayo from a Vermont Kitchen

Rainbow Carrots

(I wanted to share my most recent painting, Rainbow Carrots, even though carrots have nothing to do with this post. )

The first step is to dispose of all of the half-filled jars of mystery sauces that have accumulated since we returned from Italy last spring. The second, and perhaps more difficult part is resisting the jars of exotic sauces at the market. I will make do with only three jars of sauce, mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise. The mustard is grainy Dijon mustard, the ketchup is what remains of the homemade ketchup I made as a Christmas gift for Charles, and I will make mayo as we need it. … read more

Free Thanksgiving Card & Place Cards

November 21st, 2011 / comments 2

Decorating a holiday table is fun. I use flowers, leaves, candles, small sculptures, beloved toys, photographs, even stones or shells when I’m setting a table for a holiday meal.

squanto placecard Free Thanksgiving Card & Place Cards

I also use place cards so everyone can find their place at the table.  When everyone is seated, I ask that the place card be turned so that names can be seen by the other guests. It works like a charm, new friends names are no longer a mystery. If you’re not sure who Squanto is, Google him and you will find a bit of Thanksgiving trivia to share at dinner.

I’ve created a place card that can be down loaded and printed and with a minimum of effort on your part it can be on your holiday table.

Download Place card Here.

Download a Thanksgiving Card here. 

Free Summer Note Card

June 17th, 2011 / Comments 0

This blank card can be used for an invitation, a thank you note, a note to a child away at camp.

adirondack chair Free Summer Note Card

You can download and print it by clicking here. Ignore the reference to Fathers’ Day at the top of the page.

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Grace for Your Table

May 26th, 2011 / Comments 1

 

wheelbarrow Grace for Your Table

Watercolor painting by Carol Egbert

Saying grace before a meal provides an opportunity to settle, a pause in the hubbub of energetic conversations. I have posted the second in a series of grace cards on the PIN – Print It Now page of this blog as a gift from me to you. You might  put one on your table or pack one in a lunch box.

The link to the PIN – Print It Now is at the left under the painting of the blueberries or you can download it here.

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Free Christmas Card

December 18th, 2010 / Comments 1

Here is the last  Christmas Card of the season from me to you.

joy 01 Free Christmas Card

Click here to download and print it.

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