Category Archives for Fresh Picks

Fresh Picks: Boxwood

Boxwood is a year-round beauty, but I love it as a simple green wreath come holiday time.  Order one up {1} or use this tutorial from Under the Sycamore to create one for your home or give as a hostess gift. … Continue reading

11. December 2013 by susan
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Fresh Picks: Milk

Fresh milk: it’s not just for kids.  Paired up with it’s best friend, the Cookie, this fresh beverage can make the party.  From midnight wedding snacks to kid birthdays or a baked gift for a friend, add vintage bottles and … Continue reading

12. August 2013 by susan
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Fresh Picks: Blueberries

Heat wave or no heat wave, it’s blueberry season and the pickin’ is easy!  This blueberry-mint smoothie is delicious and detoxifying, so blend it up with your fresh picks.  Then let the kiddos enjoy the fruits of their labor in … Continue reading

17. July 2013 by susan
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Fresh Picks: Peonies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for peonies, anyway.  They are in full bloom.  Some day I fully intend to make a road trip to this 8-acre peony garden near my hometown.  If you can’t make it there, share … Continue reading

06. June 2013 by susan
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Fresh Picks: Tulips

The only downsides to a Labor Day weekend wedding were a) hurricane season limited our honeymoon destinations and b) tulips were not in season.  I love tulips.  These dutch beauties are a perfect pop of color on the table or ultra-chic … Continue reading

23. April 2013 by susan
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Fresh Picks: Seeds

This year I’m taking a bold step with my little garden and starting my plants from seeds.  All my seedling thoughts have me gaga for Lotta Jansdotter’s line of dishware {3,5} and linens for Fish’s Eddy.  I also love this … Continue reading

05. April 2013 by susan
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Fresh Picks: Anemones

I. love. flowers.  And black and white.  And polka dots.  So I think these anemones are just about the perfect flower.  Since I did not think to load my garden beds with bulbs this fall, I might have to settle … Continue reading

11. March 2013 by susan
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Fresh Picks: Smoothies

So remember how I just posted about lattes?  Ah, the irony…Since then I decided to take a little break from caffeine.  So now I’m posting about my current coffee stand-in: smoothies.  I have been contemplating a juicer, but meanwhile I’m … Continue reading

21. February 2013 by susan
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Fresh Picks: Latte

I am happy to have a latte any ol’ time, but these chilly winter days make it a perfect treat.  My favorite local spot is Northside Social in Arlington, and when I need a fix at home, my AeroPress does a … Continue reading

04. February 2013 by susan
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Fresh Picks: Pears

Pears are a great treat from Autumn to Winter, especially if you receive a holiday basket full of them.  After we snacked on most of ours, I poached the rest with vanilla and saffron and served them over ice cream. … Continue reading

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09. January 2013 by susan
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