Moonstruck… “It’s gotta be a Full Moon”

An evening conversation recapping the family’s day has led to this post. After hearing multiple stories of happenings of encounters with rude, tempered, even crazy acting people in various situations all led to the same general remark, which was “it must be a full Moon”. That got me wondering. Does the Moon actually have a physical effect on human behavioral…

Bella Luna, The Beautiful Super Moon of Summer

Warm summer nights are always a great time to relax outside and let the worries of the day slip away. A Lot of times gazing at what unbelievable things are in the sky if you pay close attention. Shooting stars, planets visible at certain times, occasionally even can see the space station. And then there are the times of the…

You Gotta Be Quick to Get These Tasty Treats

The time of the year has arrived, and a tasty little treat is available daily, but you better plan on a little strategy and certainly work on your timing. Yes, it is Wild Raspberry Season! During most of the warm weather days throughout the year, this thorney, twisted, overgrown, bee-infested weed looking plant is a nuisance. Tangling anything that is…

Beauty or The Beast?

Every summer around the 4th of July Holiday, the landscape explodes with the illumination of the bright pink, powderpuff blooms of Mimosa tree. The stunning beauty of this tree is not only very short lived, but comes with alot of warnings. Simply Google “Mimosa Tree” and you will find more “Don’ts” than “Do’s”. Although very appealing with its fern-like branches…

Sunrise Start

If you want to change your perspective on things, and put a little effort into doing so, start your day with something different. Witness the sunrise. Why the mention of effort? Well most folks are well between the sheets at the 5am hour, especially on weekends in the summer. Being able to truly get the whole experience requires getting out…

Summer Beach Crafting

Summer is here! The children have finished school for the year and the first place they want to go to the beach. The beach is the perfect spot to begin our summer crafting journey. There are so many blank canvases to use for our projects. I love to collect shells, driftwood, rocks, beach glass and miscellaneous unknown objects from just…

Noah Hallock Homestead

The Noah Hallock Homestead in Rocky Point is on the National Register of historic homes. It is the oldest house in Rocky Point and was settled over 300 years ago by Noah Hallock and his bride Bethia Youngs in 1721. The Hallock Homestead is now open for tours. For information on events and historic programs, check Facebook: “Rocky Point Historical…

Hearty Manhattan Clam Chowder

Hearty Manhattan Clam Chowder 16 oz. can baby clams 28 oz. crushed tomatoes (do not drain) 2 cups chicken broth 16 oz. bottle of clam juice 4 potatoes (peeled and diced into ½” cubes 2 carrots (peeled and diced into ½” cubes) ½ cup onion (diced) 5 slices of bacon (cooked, blotted and chopped) *Save bacon oil in pot to…

Tarragon Chicken… a new favorite!

Tarragon Chicken 1 lb. chicken cutlets(rinsed, cubed and tossed in flavored breadcrumbs) 1 clove of garlic (browned in olive oil) 1 8 oz. can of mushrooms (drained) 1 6 oz. jar of artichoke hearts (chopped into small pieces & retain liquid) 1 cup of tarragon vinegar Brown breaded chicken in olive/garlic oil in large frying pan. Add mushrooms, artichokes &…

The Hallock Family Homestead

The Hallock Homestead in Rocky Point, the oldest house in Rocky Point, was settled over 300 years ago by Noah Hallock and his bride Bethia Youngs in 1721. The Homestead will soon be open for tours. For information on events and historic programs, check Facebook: “Rocky Point Historical Society” or the website: www.rockypointhistoricalsociety.org