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Equipment Review: Berry Bowls

Equipment Review: Berry Bowls

I love berries. All berries. And I am so happy to have two – yes TWO berry bowls! What’s a berry bowl? It’s basically a serving colander with a matching plate to catch any water that may drip off of the berries after you wash them. So wash the berries, add [Read More]

Rock Star Mango Salsa

Rock Star Mango Salsa

This will be the easiest dish you’ve made in ages and when you serve it you will be treated as a Rock Star… it’s THAT GOOD! It’s a staple dish at all summer gatherings thrown at The MacKay Way. At larger events I’ll serve two bowls. The red [Read More]

July Gardens Are in Bloom!

July Gardens Are in Bloom!

Some of you have been asking for more photos of what’s growing at The MacKay Way! Here are a few photos of what’s blooming in July! The richness in color of this Hydrangea amazes me! It’s all the same plant but due to the pH of the soil, it’s [Read More]

Look What Arrived in the Mail Today!

Look What Arrived in the Mail Today!

A few months ago I popped my email address into a sweepstakes being run on the Bridesmaids Movie Official website. I was notified that I’d won the Limited Edition Bridesmaids Dozen cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake last month but I had no idea when they’d [Read More]

The Cucumbers and Beans have taken off!

The Cucumbers and Beans have taken off!

Last weekend before heading to the beach for a week, I put the string ladders up the bamboo tripods that are over the cucumbers, beans and peas. Just in time I think as we returned to find the cucumbers and beans had taken off!! [Read More]

Indian Spiced Pan Fried Pompano (Pomfrit)

Indian Spiced Pan Fried Pompano (Pomfrit)

A lot of fish is eaten around The MacKay Way. Boy was the Feller excited to find our local fish monger carried fresh Pompano, a fish he knew as Pomfrit back in India. Formerly we’d had some Pomfrit that had been frozen in India and flown in. Sadly it tasted super [Read More]

SAW: Drop Spindle Class with Denny McMillan

SAW: Drop Spindle Class with Denny McMillan

For a very long time I’ve wanted to learn how to drop spindle. While visiting New York Sheep and Wool last fall I drooled over the beautiful spindles. There were some REALLY beautiful ones. **sigh** Last Christmas my Sister in Law, AC and niece (X)/nephew (A) gave me [Read More]

Class with the Yarn Harlot: Mawata for everyone!

Class with the Yarn Harlot: Mawata for everyone!

My first class at SAW was with the Yarn Harlot herself, teaching us Mawata. What is Mawata?   It’s knitting silk from the cocoon. Of course, it’s not just that easy as opening the bag of cocoons and knitting away. A little about silkworms… Silkworms [Read More]

Kampung Coconut Chicken

Kampung Coconut Chicken

As you must know by now, I LOVE Asian flavors. Of course, I love Italian and French flavors too. OK, so I’m partial to food… The word, kampung, means village in Malay. The Malay chicken, which is typically found in rural villages, would be a great breed for this [Read More]

SAW – Welcome!

SAW – Welcome!

June’s SAW (Squam Art Workshops) has come and gone. ***sigh*** It was DELIGHTFUL! This was the third year for the textile retreat and boy are we happy to have been a part of it!!  I’ll be writing about it in a few posts for easy click through and follow along. [Read More]

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Our FAVORITE Brownies!

Our FAVORITE Brownies!

I bet I’ve tried 25 brownie recipes over the years… but this one…this one takes the cake…er brownie! They [Read More]

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

When I got the call that I’d be doing a full 26 minutes on the TV show Robin’s Nest, and it would be [Read More]

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Things around The MacKay Way are never dull. I can’t ever recall having an “I’m Bored” moment, [Read More]

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

After three weeks on the road it was so nice to come home and stroll through the gardens to collect some things for [Read More]

The Staple Dress

The Staple Dress

September has rolled in with a BANG! So much to do in the weeks ahead that my lists have lists!!! As I started my [Read More]

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