Results for category: Home and Garden

Enjoy Wildlife In Your Backyard!
3/4/2011

Are you thrilled by the sight of wildlife in its natural environment? If so, you don’t need to travel for the experience. With a little effort, your own backyard can become a stopover for some of Nort...


Slow & succulent winter meals made easily
1/20/2011

There’s nothing better on a cold winter’s night than to come home to a warm home filled with the mouthwatering aroma of a delicious hot meal! To make it happen, all you have to do is spend less than 1...


Choosing Art for the Home
12/23/2010

Your home is a reflection of your personality and the art you surround yourself with should enhance who you are, but picking the right pieces can be a challenge. Where do you start? What should you bu...


Vintage Industrial Furniture
11/23/2010

Furniture design, like everything in life, is influenced by current economic and social trends. As society sees the implementation of more and more “green” or “sustainable” commercial products, it is ...


Seasonal table settings
10/22/2010

Sitting around a table with family and friends for the holidays is a wonderful thing, and having a beautifully decorated table can turn your meal into a festive event. It doesn’t have to be a daunting...


Autumnal recipes
10/1/2010

With nights coming sooner and cool air encroaching, we asked our friends at Hudson Valley’s world-renowned chefs’ university to share a few recipes that counteract that coolness with comfort and a pin...


A fall recipe to keep you warm
10/1/2010

Pozole Blanco Makes 8 servings 3-pound can white hominy or pozole ½ white onion 3 garlic cloves Salt, as needed 2 pounds pork shoulder, cut in 2-inch cubes 1 cup ...


Beyond gas and oil
9/2/2010

    There is a growing interest in alternative home heating options in the Hudson Valley. With advancements in  technology as well as Federal and State incentive programs, there are now more affordabl...


Green Heating
9/2/2010

    Go Green Express in Newburgh serves the Valley in all aspects of green heating, specializing in condensing boilers. Owner Ed Wolfe explains that a conventional boiler works much the way as boiling...


How to declutter your life
9/2/2010

    Tchotchkes start crowding the shelves, fighting for space. Paperwork never gets filed, or it goes willy nilly into a folder never to be seen again. I often look around my living space or in my clo...


Advice for organizing your life
9/2/2010

From Streamline U: Organizing Myths   Myth: One solution fits all. Fact: Your personality, work style, and environment are unique to you, thus your organizing solutions will be unique to you. My...


To reupholster or not?
8/1/2010

Should you reupholster grandpa’s old easy chair? How about getting some snazzy new fabric to update your ten-year-old sofa? Reupholstering a large piece of furniture can be an expensive gamble. How ...


Modern living + nature = Manitoga
7/1/2010

At first glance, the park-like grounds of Manitoga in Garrison might appear to be just a postcard-perfect setting for a lovely example of mid-century modern architecture. But industrial designer Russe...


Manitoga-blending nature with easy living
7/1/2010

Wright designed Dragon Rock with architect David Leavitt, whose work on diplomatic housing in Japan impressed Wright while he was there working with the state department helping the Japanese to build ...


The Paths of Manitoga
7/1/2010

Manitoga is remarkable not only for its architecture and interior design; it’s one of the few landmarks of environmentally sensitive design. For 35 years, Wright meticulously created and maintained a ...


What's New?- Go native with bee balm
5/27/2010

Hudson Valley gardeners continue to discover the virtues of plants indigenous to our region. Bee balm (Monarda didyma) was used by Native American tribes for a variety of purposes, from dressing wound...


Bring the beach home
5/24/2010

What are the quintessential qualities of a beach house? According to interior designer Liz Strianese, attributes would include light, airy, sun-filled, casual. She got a chance to work out her interpr...


How to create the beach at home
5/24/2010

Beacon interior designer, Liz Strianese shares her decorating secrets and offers advice on beach house style.   In line with the casual living and easy upkeep, the floors in the cottage got a paint ...


Makeover Resource Guide
5/24/2010

Interior designer Liz Strianese gives her top home products. Paint Primer paints: Benjamin Moore “Fresh Start” (walls), Kilz: (woodwork) Benjamin Moor...


It’s raining, it’s pouring –make a rain garden!
4/23/2010

I was introduced to the rain garden concept three years ago. As a master gardener volunteer with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ulster County, I was able to take a training class through a joint pro...


Choosing plants for your rain garden
4/23/2010

I have to admit that I am a plantaholic. I find beauty not only in flowers but leaf shape, color, and texture. I also find it hard to pass up something I haven’t grown before. Plants that originated w...


How our gardens grow
4/6/2010

Acouple of growing seasons ago, I put off my obligation to my Community Supported Agriculture co-op until late in the season, which turned out to be a good move. While my partner did her req...


Every Seed Tells a Story
3/31/2010

Six years ago Ken Greene decided to expand his home garden. Curious by nature, it wasn’t long before he was reading about the consolidation of seed resources and the subsequent loss of genetic diversi...


Sustainable seeds, sustainable business
3/31/2010

With so many seed companies around the country, starting one that focused on so few varieties was risky, but Hudson Valley Seed Library Owners, Ken Greene and Doug Muller, who now live in Accord, chos...


The Terminator
3/31/2010

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Tips for getting into the gardening groove
3/4/2010

·         Check with your county Cooperative Extension for quality gardening advice.   ·         Take some gardening classes. Lifespring (an adult learning community) located in Saugerties, NY,...


Start Planning your Garden in March!
3/1/2010

March is the time to start seeds indoors, 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost date, which is around April 30th in the Hudson Valley. You can start tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and other heat-l...


The spring garden: Five early season tasks for Hudson Valley gardeners
2/22/2010

Even before the first hints of spring I start preparing for the gardening season ahead. While images of lush landscapes dance in my head, replacing the recent sugar fairies of the winter holidays, evi...


Boost your home on a budget
1/28/2010

Follow these tips to boost your home’s value for less.   ·        Paint is where it’s at. Indeed, paint is one of the best low-cost ways to dress up your home and add to its value. Check out model h...


Boost your home’s value for under $1,000
1/25/2010

If you’re like most, your home is your biggest investment and you want to get the most money possible when you sell it. Getting top dollar for your house means it needs to look its best when you put i...


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