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So far Barbara McGraw has created 16 blog entries.

Entertaining Guide for the Holidays

Holiday Entertaining Guide Holiday gathering is so much more than the meal itself. It’s how we pass on traditions from one generation to the next. It’s how we nourish our souls and honor our history. Formal or casual, holiday entertaining is all about family and friendship. In this [...]

By | 2017-12-01T10:52:40+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Christmas, Holiday|1 Comment

A Naturally Beautiful Christmas

Nature is a revered and important part of the holiday season. Fir trees, fragrant wreaths, paper whites and amaryllis speak the language of Christmas. Without some of these elements sprinkled throughout our homes, we would be missing an essential aspect of the season. […]

By | 2017-09-29T15:22:11+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Christmas, Holiday, Home Decor|0 Comments

Entertaining Guide for the Holidays by Barbara McGraw

Gathering with family and friends is what the holidays are all about.  During this busy season it’s essential to be prepared to spread holiday cheer.  By taking some time now to see what you need, you’ll be ready to party with panache. […]

Must Have Christmas List by Barbara McGraw

We probably all have some criteria for Christmas that must be displayed, eaten, or performed in order for this holiday to be a success in our minds. Without these certain rituals the season seems empty or deflated.  It could be poinsettias at the front door, constructing a gingerbread house or draping the fireplace in cedar [...]

Vaillancourt Folk Art | A Christmas Tradition by Barbara McGraw

The holiday season is a time we associate with family traditions.  Cookie recipes handed down from grandmothers, a family outing to select the perfect tree, or an ornament exchange party might be some of our family rituals. […]

By | 2014-10-30T17:57:14+00:00 October 30th, 2014|Christmas, Holiday|0 Comments

Create a Storybook Miniature Garden by Barbara McGraw

Is there anything more magical than a storybook cottage?  Follow along with me step by step as I bring an enchanted cottage to life in a miniature garden.  Unleash your imagination, think small and capture a page from a fairytale. […]

By | 2017-09-29T14:49:42+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Gardening, Home Page|1 Comment

A Garden on Your Plate by Barbara McGraw

Spring is here and the garden is showing off in pinks, yellows, reds and every shade of green.  Why not observe the season by bringing the same color palette to your plate? Our new organic pasta by Italian Harvest celebrates the garden with its rose shaped pasta.  To honor the garden theme, I kept the [...]

By | 2014-04-10T22:51:51+00:00 April 10th, 2014|Food, Gardening|0 Comments