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Scottish-inspired Saturday

1761 Brearley House

Saturday Perhaps it's the season, but I thought about Hogmanay and the annual bonfire at the Brearley House in Lawrenceville for some reason. Because of the pandemic, the in-person Hogmanay celebrations and bonfires were cancelled in 2020 and 2021. But I wanted to see Brearley House, so I planned a weekend visit last week. I tried to walk from Port Mercer Canal House along the D&R Canal Trail to the Brearley House. More inspiration hit, and soon I was ordering…

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Every year since my daughter was a toddler I've planted tomatoes. She absolutely loves the fruit which she called “tumtums” because she couldn’t pronounce the word. Each year I plant something different but her favourite is the honey cherry tomatoes. I just love the look on her face as she stuffs her mouth full of red juicy ripe fruit. I was a little nervous about our crop this year. I started seeding a little late and I made the mistake…

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