Marcia Strykowski

Tag Archives: New England

Gardening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Like many others, my life has changed during the COVID-19 virus. One thing I’ve found a wee bit of time for is gardening. All thanks to a friendly woman who gave me a box of 80 seed pods on my way out of Stop & Shop. It was my first time going to this particular …

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It’s the first day of winter and a light layer of snow still covers the ground from New England’s last storm. Seems to me like the perfect day to think about poets and painters who have been moved by falling snow to put pen to paper. Here is a small collection of their thoughts with …

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Fall in New England

Here in New England we’re having a glorious autumn filled with crisp vivid colors. Since a picture’s worth a thousand words, I’ll let these photographs write the post.  

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New England Blizzard

People from around the world have asked how we’re doing with all the snow. They’ve also asked for pictures, as it can be hard to imagine this winter bliss from certain balmy locations. So, bundle up, hang onto your hats and welcome to New England! This photo shows how we walk through the early stages of a blizzard. Later, we …

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Hearty Stew

We haven’t dipped into Miss Cogshell’s recipe box in a while and what could be better than a steaming bowl of beef stew on a cold day in New England? This hearty stew can be changed up by adding different vegetables, or by using chicken, or no meat at all! For more quick and tasty recipes, click on the Recipes …

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For centuries, people around the world have been fascinated by lighthouses. They can be found on dangerous coastlines, islands, and harbors. Before their existence, people would light fires along the shore to guide sailors. One of the very first (and tallest!) lighthouses was built in Egypt around 280 BC. The first in America was built in 1716 in Boston …

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