Broken for Me

Hi, my name is Nora and I am addicted to thrift stores. I am powerless before the strange power that lies within. The dusty corners where a special item might lurk are my siren song. Over the years I have taken a lot of ribbing by family about my addiction … where I see a … Continue reading

Grandma’s Ravioli = Cute Men in the Kitchen

Not sure what is sexier than men cooking. I really don’t. I had dinner at the lovely new home of Tim and Suz Pisano recently.  Tim: amazing sculptor, painter, etc.  and Suz: amazing designer of fashion, bags, hats, etc.   Well there was a major ravioli making fest happening.  Including the making of fresh dough for … Continue reading

Celebrating Reuse at the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

It all started with a 7” inch white zipper.  I could not find it at the national big box sewing and crafts store.  So I did what anyone would do in that situation.  I googled it. Among the list of usual suspects, was the name Center for Creative Reuse.  There was an invitation to joy … Continue reading

A Call for Recipes!

Hello all! It is the lazy cook of FarmHouse Mag, yep that is me.  You know making something from something else, the 5 minute rule. Well I am willing to change my ways, but only if you help.   You see I love baguettes, but often buy, well…how should I say this not the best … Continue reading

In The Writer’s Garden: Sherrie Flick

Sherrie Flick is one of those people you are automatically drawn to and admire. At one moment she is reading an amazing piece of her writing – maybe from a novel she has written, maybe a short story.  Then the next moment she is serving some amazing dish she has cooked from ingredients grown in … Continue reading

Postcard from Bridgeport Part 3 of 4 (or so…)

Here is a young artist making something beautiful and telling it like it is: “Believe In Yourself” “Hope, No Fear” Among other great thoughts love it! ———– Bridgeport CT There is an energy coming from the pavement, around the curves of the amazing historic building, in the scent from the water close by and an … Continue reading

Postcard from Bridgeport Part 2 of 4 (or so…)

This is Liz Squillace her company Paradox Ink makes very very cool t-shirts. Her logo is just about the coolest thing I have seen. I wanted to buy at least three of the shirts she had… Here she is making one, she looks happy about the result! Love seeing a smile during the creative process! … Continue reading

A Postcard (a few) from: Bridgeport CT

So this weekend I have been able to spend time with two of my most favorite-est people in the world. Rod and Marcy in CT. They took me to the Bridgeport Arts Festival in CT. I am not sure if I knew anything about Bridgeport before they took me there. But once we got out … Continue reading

Wedding Stories

This all came about was we were all sitting in a bookstore/coffee shop.   Brainstorming ideas for future stories.  And Sarah said “What about weddings?  It is June!!”  Ashley was from what I remember excited about the idea and Tereneh was of the opinion that weddings are just fine.  And then upon further thought we decided to … Continue reading

Inspiration Point: An Elephant Tale (+ear)

I had never given much thought to elephants before I lived in Kenya.  Sure I had seen them at the zoo, on TV and read about them in books:  Babar, Richard Scarry.  So when I went on my first safari in Kenya and I was told at Amboseli there are a lot of elephant, I … Continue reading