August 15, 2014
Well, the cat is out of the bag! Finally! My book is available for pre-sale on Amazon. How did I find out? Some of you folks are pretty clever and emailed me to let me know that you bought my book! Love you for that! Thank you! It’s hard to believe that we are finally…

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August 13, 2014
Overnight, it seems we are pulling cucumbers out by the dozen these days. That can only mean one thing, it’s pickle making season here at Tilly’s Nest. I love to make these simple refrigerator dill  pickles. There is no canning or hot water bath to immerse these babies in. Simply wash your jars and lids…

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August 11, 2014
It has been almost a week since I completely integrated the baby chicks in with our older flock of six hens. The babies, two Buff Brahma Bantams, one Salmon Favorelle, two Easter Eggers and a Golden Laced Wyandotte, seem to be finally settling in. I have doubled up on feeders and tripled the waterers and…

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August 8, 2014
As promised, yesterday morning a Bouqs box arrived filled with the bouquet of my choice. I chose Confetti, a gorgeous array of colorful roses. Straight from the volcano. The flowers went through customs. I could not wait to open them up. They had traveled all the way from South America to my doorstep. Hard to…

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August 6, 2014
Galettes are delicious. They are also incredibly versatile and can be filled with meats, cheeses, vegetables, and fruits. Right now berries are plentiful and we had a surplus of strawberries and blueberries. Today, the youngest one and I made an improvised galette. This dish is so simple to make and it comes together in no…

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August 2, 2014
This week the chicken coop gained a newly painted green door. Green doors are symbolic of life. I also had the pleasure of teaming up with Country Living Magazine to share the coop with their viewers. Here are a few pictures taken for the story. Head on over to Country Living Magazine’s website for the…

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August 1, 2014
I love to make fresh chimichurri sauce with herbs from the garden. When I lived in Los Angeles, I first discovered chimichurri at a sweet restaurant my college roommates and I used to frequent in Brentwood. We’d put it on everything- bread, chicken, and steak. We could not get enough.Read more

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July 29, 2014
Finally the harvests of summer are beginning to arrive. Warmer days are here and with that an abundance and blessings of eggs, honey, flowers, fruits, and vegetables begin to find their way into our home and onto the dinner plate. Read more

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July 28, 2014
This past weekend a friend and I got together to harvest honey from the summer. Despite keeping bees for three years this was the first harvest that was large enough to need an extractor. Many factors come into honey production by the bees including weather, hive health, hive size, breed of bee, supply of blooms,…

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About me

Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.