Local Gift Guide with the Team

What do you get the person that has everything, the person that’s really picky, or the person that you feel deserves something more than the convenient gift card? The answer is simple, something thoughtful and unique! The choices at both Countryside Old Trail...

What the Heck is Celeriac

Have you ever felt adventurous enough to purchase a vegetable you weren’t familiar with and attempt to cook it? I did once, and I don’t regret a thing. I know all about celery (hellooo ants on a log), but have you heard of celeriac? It’s a variety of...

Making Heads or Tails of Cocktails and Mocktails

What would Thanksgiving be without a little festive beverage?! I don’t want to know. It doesn’t have to be alcoholic, just something that fills you with joy and warms your soul. This year for our Friendsgiving, I will be making a couple of cocktails to share with the...

Thanksgiving: local or bust

I’m not a very good cook – I’m mediocre at best, but Thanksgiving has always been a time for me to get in there and get adventurous. I’ve done things like try a new stuffing recipe, foolishly buying fresh bread the day before and then realizing...

Greens for the Blues

Can you believe how beautiful all of this snow is?! As breathtaking as it may be, I’m just not mentally prepared for it yet. Winter has a habit of showing up before it has been invited, clearly it didn’t get the memo that we still have another month left of fall. All...

Squash Hands

I call it squash hands. The mysterious transformation of the skin on my hands after I cut up a butternut squash. It gets orange and tight and feels like I dipped my hands in gorilla glue. Like all things that ail me, I took to google. Turns out it’s a real thing...