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My Home on Block Island

Block Island, Rhode Island, located in the Atlantic Ocean is approximately 3 miles south of Rhode Island and can be reached by plane or ferry. It is rose-strewn sand dunes, National Wildlife Refuge, clay head cliffs, coves and beaches. Where the Manissean Indians lit fires that were noted by Italian explorer Verrazzano, when he passed […]

Outdoor Living Area

This homeowner, designed a beautiful outdoor area complete with seating, hot tub, and the focal point being, a beautiful and functional outdoor fireplace. Surrounded by a low stone wall, slate floor and brick border, the home’s outdoor deck is terraced. The first level holds the hot tub, and a few steps down,the patio area.

The […]

Ginger Corn Soup

Ingredients:

Corn kernels, either from 5 ears of cooked corn, can be leftover cooked corn, canned or frozen corn, equally 3 to 4 cups of corn.

5 slices thick bacon or 8 slices regular, chopped

1/2 medium onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

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Easy Tomato Sauce

6 or 7 large plum tomatoes, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

5 or 6 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 cup red wine

Dried or fresh oregano, basil and/or fennel

salt and pepper

Saute chopped onions and garlic in 3 Tbsp. olive oil until translucent.

Add the wine and cook until it boils for about 2 […]

Fireplaces

Consider adding a fireplace to your home. A fireplace can become a focal point in a decorating scheme and can also be a practical way to add heat to a room. Many types of fireplaces can be considered to fit any decorating style. To enhance a rooms decor for instance, a beautiful mantle can be […]

Handmade Rugs

My grandmother was an artist/crafts person, she handmade rugs, through the art of “rug hooking”.

Rug hooking is one of a small handful of truly indigenous arts. A relatively recent innovation, the making of rugs by securing strips of cloth in a loosely woven base material, first became popular in mid-nineteenth-century New England. […]