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Cathy Collinss
Arkansas getaway
came with this
stunning dining
table and hutch.
ON THE COVER The
DeGhettos Arizona
living room is equal
parts rough-hewn and
plush. See page 70
for more. Photograph
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54 Living History, Refined Sawyer Smith and Alex
Chang saw their 1830s farmhouse in New York State as
an opportunity to step back in time. By Sarah Engler
62 A Cottage Revival When Cathy Collins finally got her
hands on this neglected Arkansas bungalow, she
created an inspired Victorian retreat. By Miranda Silva
70 Rustic & Relaxed Elements of French and American
country style blend together in Michelle and Scott
DeGhettos Arizona home. By Liesl Schillinger
78 Small Town, Big Appetite Fed up with driving 30
miles for fresh produce, two women opened a lunch
counter and corner store in their Mississippi town, which
had neither. By Alexe van Beuren
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Collecting
29 Find These Keepers Country
Living Fair vendors share the next
big thing in vintage scores.
32 What Is It? What Is It Worth?
Awesome appraisals, from a
1920s fire helmet to a Biller Bros.
circus poster valued at $450
Idea Notebook
35 Get Crafty! Thrifty little upgrades
for key chains, kitchen cast-offs,
mason jars, and more
39 Bold Facelifts for Blank Walls
Think beyond the usual paintings
and photographs. These five
distinctive ideas will elevate your
decor to the next level.
9 Spring cleaning tips that stand the
test of time, a $3 rug, and more
Fresh Picks
19 Whimsical Windsors The iconic
country chair gets a spiffy update
in unexpected shapes and shades.
22 A Notch Above This batch of
fine, handcrafted cutting boards is
anything but workaday.
24 Prints Charming Repetition
enjoys a renaissance on these
kaleidoscope-patterned goods.
26 Puddle Jumpers Give traditional
knee-highs the boot in favor of
kicky, cropped versions.
Whats Country Now Out and About
43 Taking the Waters Hot springs
prove Mother Nature wanted us to
luxuriate at spas.
46 Ask a Country Vet Dr. Rob Sharp
on cats who fight, and more
50 Real Estate Sampler Frontier style
lives on in these rustic log homes.

IN EVERY ISSUE
6 Feedback
53 Simple Country Pleasures
85 Home Cooking Seasonal recipes
to prepare the ultimate brunch
94 Shop Guide
96 Portrait of America This 66-year-
old California bookbinder repairs and
renews the printed page.
32
This bag actually
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I was so excited by the toast servers
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The best the countryside has to offer this month, plus maple candies
Ten years ago, a New York State
librarian had the nify idea of add-
ing seed packets to his branchs
oferingsa project thats blossomed
into the Hudson Valley Seed Library
(members borrow organic, heirloom
seeds and return them afer harvest-
ing). Since then, the trends taken
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Bargain of the Month
Cozy up your oor with this adorable $3 RUG!
Give your kitchen a farmhouse makeover at a knockout
price. Ikeas machine-washable cotton rug comes in
eight bold color combinations, including striking red
and black stripes. ($2.99; 22"W x 32"L; ikea.com for stores)
HOW SMART
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Old-School
Cleaning Tips
A homesteading manual
from 1829, The Frugal
Housewife, by writer-activist
Lydia Maria Child, has been
reissued 184 years after
its first printing ($22.99;
Andrews McMeel). So
we mined the guide
for unexpected hints that
still hold up:

Use strong and spicy


smells (like pepper, red-
cedar chips, or tobacco)
to repel moths from chests
and drawers.
Restore tarnished brass
kettles with a DIY rinse of
salt and vinegar (very little
elbow grease required!).
Instead of washing mar-
ble, dust it, then remove
spots with an oiled cloth
and rub dry with a rag.
Shake out carpets often
the more you do, the longer
they wear; the dirt that
collects underneath grinds
out the threads.
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Spring forward with an analog ALARM CLOCK that channels a bygone era.
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15 Stylish Homes to Bookmark Now
The freshest way to house your indoor plants? Crib an idea from L.A.-based blogger/
designer Justina Blakeney, who nests hers inside the tiny drawers of a card-catalog-style
chest (left). Blakeneys eclectic abodea 1930s bungalow chock-full of bright Nordic
ceramics and far-flung textilesis just one of 15 inviting house tours in Ellie Tennants
vibrant new book, Design Bloggers at Home ($29.95; Ryland Peters & Small).
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MARCH 2014 Written by Catherine Strawn
Making a Country Living
Dori Ross gives classic Vermont MAPLE PRODUCTS a gourmet upgrade.
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hen Dori Ross set out to launch a
business, she found her inspiration
right next door. Two neighboring families
in Vermonts Mad River Valleythe
Vasseurs and the Hartshornshad been
sugaring for generations, but sold their
syrup in lackluster opaque plastic jugs.
Ross, a former marketing manager,
thought they could do better. So in 2012,
she partnered with both families to
form Tonewood Maple.
FIRST STEPS Ross hired a Boston firm
to design modern packaging, selecting glass
bottles to showcase the syrups various
hues. She also enlisted local candy makers
to create maple wafers, flakes, and cubes.
BRANCHING OUT The entrepreneur
approached area boutiques and started
selling at farmers markets. Then, she
attended a trade show in Washington,
D.C.and nabbed 20 new accounts.
BIG BREAK Last year, Stonewall Kitchen
and Barneys New York picked up the line.
Theres so much potential for small-scale
producers, Ross says. I feel fortunate to
play a part in their incredible histories.

I want to tell the sugar makers stories


and support forest stewardship.


Dori Ross
ABOVE Dori Ross and
her pup check on one of
the Vasseur familys
heirloom sap buckets.
LEFT Tonewood sells
single-source syrup,
flakes, cream, and cubes.
($12.99 to $28.99 each;
tonewoodmaple.com)
FAR LEFT Jason Vasseur
boils sap with his
family in their century-
old sugarhouse.
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Made in America
Illinoiss Estwing Manufacturing hit it big by tweaking age-old TOOLS.
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wedish immigrant
Ernest Estwing was
a self-taught engineer
who started as a six-cents-
an-hour machinist before
eventually striking out on
his own in 1923. His big idea:
Hammers forged from a
single piece of steel would be
stronger than the traditional
wood-handled models. He
developed prototypes in
his garage and then patented
his unbreakable design.
1925 An ad in a trade mag
nets so many orders, Estwing
opens his own factory.
1940s Despite nationwide
steel rationing, the War
Production Board allows the
company to operate, owing in
part to its lifetime guarantee.
1969 Neil Armstrong uses
the brands geology pick to
train for his moon mission.
2010 A J. Crew designer
raves about Estwings
leather-gripped hammer in
The New York Times, saying,
The more you use it, the
more beautiful it becomes.
2014 Still operated by the
Estwings, the firm offers over
100 dependable implements.

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Charmed, Im Sure
The odds of spotting a four-leaf clover are pretty darn smallabout 1 in 10,000,
actually. Chalk that up to the fact that the appearance of extra leaves is the result of
a genetic mutation. The world-record holdera 56-leaf clover!was grown by a
retired crop researcher in Japan in 2009. Wanna get lucky? Plant white clover (left) as a
ground cover or in containers. Even the garden-variety shamrocks are sure to delight.
GOOD TO KNOW
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FANCIFUL Alice
in Wonderland
would feel right at
home in Paola
Navones sweet
beech design.
($399; 33"W x
42"H x 26"D;
crateandbarrel.com)
The iconic country chair gets a spiffy update
in unexpected shapes and shades.
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HIGH-BACK
A tall, tapered
profile gives West
Elms seat retro-
modern appeal.
($299; 21"W x
45"H x 24"D;
westelm.com)
ECO-FRIENDLY
This beauty is crafted
from American black
walnut and beech certified
by the Forest Stewardship
Council. ($585; 24"W x
33"H x 21"D; organic
modernism.com for stores)

BARGAIN This affordable beech


version comes in seven hues
including yellow, aqua, gray, and
coral. ($158; 17"W x 33"H x
19"D; serenaandlily.com)

VINTAGE Hay of Denmark


just reissued this handsome
beech chair, which debuted in
the 1960s. ($217; 17"W x
31"H x 14"D; themodernshop.ca)
METAL Designed to be
used indoors or out, Terrains
armchair wears a bright zinc
finish. ($298; 21"W x 40"H x
24"D; shopterrain.com)
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This batch of ne, handcrafted cutting
boards is anything but workaday.
A Notch Above
ELM These triangles
by woodworker Luke
Bartels are totally on
point. (From $90; from
10"W; shop-general
store.com)
SYCAMORE The
wave rendered in milk
paint on Lostines
copper-handled plank
pays homage to the
sea. ($205; 12"W x
21"L; minam.com)
OLIVE An irregular silhouette
highlights this styles stunning
marbleized grain. (From $19; from
10"W x 5"L; westelm.com)
MAPLE Former
guitar maker
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volume with wal-
nut accents.
($89; 19"W x
6"L; schoolhouse
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WALNUT This cheeky
slice is well worth the
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Give doilies the night of! Repetition
enjoys a renaissance on these
kaleidoscope-patterned goods.
Prints Charming

POUF Were floored by


how well this cotton-
and-linen ottoman pairs
practicality with luxe
looks. ($695; 25"W x 17"H;
abchome.com)
CLOCK Geometric
latticework lends this con-
crete timepiece a surpris-
ingly delicate feel. ($232;
16" diam.; paraclocks.com)
WALLPAPER Photos of flowers against a tree
served as the inspiration for this mesmerizing
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linen upholstery takes a
dignified turn on this high-
back ebony sofa. ($2,998;
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michelevarian.com)

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Give traditional
knee-highs the boot
in favor of kicky,
cropped versions.
Puddle
Jumpers

FLOWERED Sidestep
all those April showers
with these full-bloom
beauties by Joules. ($67;
joulesusa.com)
LACED These
crisp-white stompers,
lined with cozy fleece,
evoke the charm of ice
skates. ($169; ilse
jacobsenboots.com)

LIGHTWEIGHT
Just tug on and go:
The flexible rubber
on these shoes by
Frances 161-year-old
brand Aigle wont
slow you down. ($185;
aigleboots.com)

WEDGE Talk about


fancy feet! Tretorns
classic green Wellie gets
a boostliterallyfrom
a 2-inch heel.
($98; nordstrom.com)

COLOR-BLOCK
Bright-red heels
imbue this rugged,
leather-topped
pair with extra flair.
($130; sorel.com)
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Antique treasures and what theyre worthincluding a $450 circus poster
Find These
Keepers
Country Living Fair
vendors share
the next big thing
in vintage scores.
Red Lanterns
WHY Vintage camping lanterns
from the 1940s and 50s add
a warm cabin feel to mudrooms,
says Patrick Kenny, of south
porchantiques.com. Buy ones
that work, in case of blackouts!
EXPECT TO PAY $10 for an
unmarked model (like the one
above left), and $40 for
a gently scuffed Coleman
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When it comes to forecasting the future of collectibles, we
prefer to set aside our crystal ball and tap the top vendors from the
Country Living Fairs. The items here are poised to skyrocket
so get em now, while the gettings good. From medals with merit to
lantern lights, these beautiesforged from sturdy materials
like wood, leather, and brasswill outlast any trend.
Turned-Wood Candlesticks
WHY Since theyre handmade, no two of these early-19th-century gems
are exactly alike, says Scarlett Scales-Tingas, of scarlettscales.com.
EXPECT TO PAY From $20 for one to $75 for a pair
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Military and Sports Medals
WHY I love rescuing medals, because people worked hard to earn
them, says Jenni Bowlin, of jbsfleamarket.com. Their markings
these are from the 1930s to the 60smake them easy to date.
EXPECT TO PAY $10 for a 1940s Boy Scout medal; $35 for a
World War II good conduct award
Painted Scales
WHY This kitchen model from
the 1930s [left] can be used
to weigh any kind of food, says
Lisa Maughmer, of myurban
farmhouse.com. The one from
the 50s [below] determines
if an egg is indeed extra large.
EXPECT TO PAY $20 to
$60 apiece
Miniature Books
WHY Over 25 million Little Leather
Library books were sold between
1916 and 1926, explains Tricia
LeTempt-Gray, of thereddoorantiques
.com. During World War I, they
were especially popular with soldiers
for their convenient, four-inch size.
EXPECT TO PAY $30 each
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What Is It Worth?
Our antiques specialist, HELAINE FENDELMAN, appraises your nds and collectibles.
I found this
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closet. Any idea
who made it?
R.C., Ripley, Tennessee
WHAT IT IS: 1960 ENID COLLINS POCKETBOOK
Texas designer Enid Collins debuted her line of hand-painted wooden purses
festooned with sequins and various glittery objects in the early 1960s. Thanks to
a letter preserved inside, we know that this one was donated to a church bazaar
in 1960 by none other than Lady Bird Johnson (hence the donkey, a symbol of the
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This clock belonged to my mother, and before that, her
father. Do you know if its valuable? C.D., Bishop, Georgia
WHAT IT IS: CIRCA-1880S ANSONIA MANTEL CLOCK
The Ansonia clock company was founded near Derby, Connecticut, in 1850
by Anson Phelps, an importer of brass, copper, and tin. Within 30 years,
the firm was issuing more than 200 different models, including your hand-
some, walnut-cased Renaissance Revival timekeeper. By World War I,
competition among clock producers had heated up, and an attempt at price-
cutting by Ansonia led to massive debt; the manufacturer eventually closed
up shop in 1929. In working order, this circa-1880s antique could command
$350. Sadly, your relic no longer ticks or tocks, which lowers the value
significantly. But it would make a striking addition to any mantelpiece.
WHAT ITS WORTH: $150
My grandfather was a reghter, and I inherited this
old helmet from him. What can you tell me about it?
J.W., San Jose, California
WHAT IT IS: 1920S ALUMINUM FIRE HAT
In the 1830s, volunteer firefighter Henry Gratacap pioneered a wide-
brimmed cap designed to keep water out of blaze busters eyes.
In 1869, he sold his outfit to Cairns & Brother, which manufactured
this aluminum model and continues to make toppers worn by fire-
fighters today. The leather badgewhich identified a mans company
tells us that yours was used on Truck 1 in Alexandria, Virginia. While
its not in great shape, as a family heirloom, the cap is priceless.
WHAT ITS WORTH: $175
I purchased this print at an auction for $300. Did I
get my moneys worth? C.C., Danbury, Connecticut
WHAT IT IS: CIRCA-1950 BILLER BROS. CIRCUS POSTER
You sure did! The heyday of touring circuses wound down around the
mid-1920s, but in 1948, a New Yorker named Arthur Sturmak decided
the show must go on. He and two siblings called their outfit the Biller
Bros. (in honor of Arthurs circus performer wife, Betty Biller) and hit
the road with an act that required 41 GMC trucks and 29 trailers. Hype
men traveled ahead to plaster fences with posters like this one plugging
the coming attraction. Despite some early successes, fickle crowds and
financial woes caused the brothers to dim the lights after 1951. Given that
these flyers were meant to be temporary, yours is in excellent condition.
WHAT ITS WORTH: $450
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Thrifty little upgrades for key chains, kitchen
cast-ofs, mason jars, and more
These charming accessories dont
require any special tools to create.
We simply gathered up four key
rings and strung on: a brass cow
tag, a plastic toy calf, a two-inch
wooden printing block, and a couple
vintage skeleton keys. A key ring
can loop directly through the holes
of the cow tag and skeleton keys;
for the calf and printing block, just
center and screw in a metal eye
hook with your hands, then link
the key ring through (key rings,
$2.17 for 25; 1" diam.; eye hooks,
59 cents for 20;
5
/8"; zorotools.com).
For similar fobs, head to Michaels
for the calf figurine ($2.99; michaels
.com for stores), and search Etsy
or eBay for tags, blocks, and keys
(from $3 each).
Make four key fobs
in five minutes flat.
Clever do-it-yourself projects, plus surprising wall treatments that wow
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What truly elevates this
idea from contributing editor
Cathe Holden is the 3-D
stitching that makes these
graphics pop. (Just check
out the close-up at right.)
Create a masterpiece
from your own sack, or nab
a vintage one from eBay
for about $10.
STEP ONE Use a seam rip-
per to open the bag along the
seams, so youre left with
a flat piece of fabric. Hand-
wash, and press with an iron.
STEP TWO Embroider
the words and images as
desired, matching your
embroidery floss to the bags
colors. (For stitching
tips and instructions, see
dmc-usa.com/education.)
STEP THREE Center
your bag on a blank canvas
boardchoose a board
that allows for at least two
inches of the bags fabric
to wrap around all sides
(from $4.69 for 9"W x 12"H;
cheapjoes.com). Apply
Shurtape double-sided car-
pet tape to the boards
side and back edges ($4.98;
1
3
/8"W x 42'L; lowes.com).
STEP FOUR Tightly wrap
the bag around the board,
pressing it firmly against the
tape; then trim away any
excess fabric along the back.
Add picture-hanging hard-
ware to the back of the
board (if desired) and display.
Feed and flour
sacks become
embroidered
wall art.
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Give matchboxes a
novel makeover.
These delightful little volumes (inspired
by Heather Mann of dollarstorecrafts
.com) throw the book at desktop clutter.
To transform ordinary matchboxes into
match-book containers, print all
five dust-jacket images, sized to fit
basic 300-count matchboxes, from
countryliving.com/matchboxcovers.
Cut out and adhere the covers and pages
to your matchboxes using spray
mount. Then fill em up with the items
referenced on the spines, and shelve.
Youll flip your
lid for these
witty coasters.
For once, the ubiquitous
mason jar isnt the star of a
DIY hackwe focused on
its cap instead. First, gather
four lids: We used weathered
zinc ones ($1.65 each; 3
1
/4"
diam.; candlesoylutions
.com). Place your lids upside
down on top of adhesive
cork shelf liner ($7.99; 12"W
x 4'L; containerstore.com).
Trace around the lids with
a pen, then cut out the cir-
cles. Next, stamp an image
into the center of each cork
circleours references
the classic Ball jarusing
solvent-based ink, which
wont smear when wet
(stamp, $8.75; 1"W x
2"L; dragonflybuzz.etsy.com.
StazOn solvent ink pad,
$7.99; hobbylobby.com). Let
the ink dry at least one
minute, then peel the back-
ing off the cork circles,
affix within the lids, and
crack open a cold one.
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idea notebook
Think beyond the usual poster, painting, and photograph
trifecta. These ve distinctive ideas take your home to the next level.
Behold the magic
of vintage mirrors.
Hankering for loads of glamour on the cheap? This cache
of small-scale 1950s looking glasses adds up to one majorly
sparkling focal point. The dark-green paint and matching
velvet settee practically fade into the background, while the loose
symmetry creates an orderly, knockout effect.
Bold Facelifts for Blank Walls
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idea notebook
Curate
by theme.
That age-old decorating man-
tra still holds true: Group like
with like for maximum impact.
Even an assortment of
kitschy, oceanic trays achieves
a certain grandeur when
theyre hung as a tight bunch.
Look closely, because this
dramatic classical-style
cabinet filled with drawers
and boxes is actually a 19th-
century theater backdrop
that continues to triumph as
trompe loeil art. Hunt down
these realistic murals online,
using search terms such as
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trompe loeil mural. For
more-immediate gratification,
check out the 6'W x 8'4"H
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Turn humble hand tools into


a winning composition.
Supplies like scissors, clippers, letter openers, wooden drafting triangles, and more
take on utilitarian beauty when neatly aligned above a desk. And from a practical
standpoint, youll always be able to see clearly which tools you have on hand.
Adapted from the book
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Geraldine James. Text
copyright 2013 by
Geraldine James.
Photographs by Andrew
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Books, an imprint of
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Tweak the
concept of art.
A color-splotched palette,
leaned casually against a wall,
is an unexpectedyet visu-
ally compellingalternative
to a finished canvas. Comb
antiques malls for the real
deal, or dash off your
own by playing around with
paint combinations on
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Dramatic vistas! Tickling bubbles!
Heavenly steam! Hot springs
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Dramaticvistas! Ticklingbubb
Taking the Waters
A bather soaks
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For centuries, folks have reveled
in the restorative powers of mineral-
rich waters that spring forth from
the earths depths. The fact that these
wonders are found in some of the most
gorgeous places on the planet doesnt
hurt, either. Visit any of these hot
spots and let your worries float away.
Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
Indigenous Southwestern tribes
bathed in Ojos healing waters for
ages, and in 1868, the first bathhouse
was built on this rocky desert site.
Today, visitors can bask in 11 pools
all fed by a natural aquifer, whose
80- to 109-degree waters contain iron
and trace minerals believed to relieve
everything from digestive troubles
to skin conditions. Prefer a solo soak?
Reserve one of Ojos cliffside suites
with a private outdoor tub (from $139
a night; ojospa.com).
While youre there Feast on tender
house-made pork tamales and chiles
rellenos at Rancho de Chimay, a
48-year-old family-run New Mexican
restaurant just a 45-minute drive
away (ranchodechimayo.com).
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Fueled by the worlds deepest geother-
mal hot spring, this resorts 23 terraced
mineral baths overlook the mountain-
lined San Juan River. Overnight
stays come with 24-hour access to the
poolsfor gazing at shooting stars
(from $199 a night; pagosahotsprings.com).
While youre there Book a detoxifying
full-body seaweed wrapit includes
a hearty, circulation-revving
scalp massageat the on-site day spa.
If youre looking for a true Rocky
Mountain high, the hotel also offers
hot-air-balloon rides.

The Omni Homestead


Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia
After a three-week stint in 1818 to soothe
his rheumatism, Thomas Jefferson
praised this propertys Allegheny
Mountain hot springs as among the best
in America. The crystal-clear water stays a
body-warm 98.6 degrees year-round, and
the sodium content is so high, youll
float. Plus, the Homestead Resort itself, a
National Historic Landmark with Ionic
columns, is straight out of a fairy tale (from
$180 a night; thehomestead.com).
While youre there Browse the vintage
furniture and textiles at Ashwood
School Antiquesits chock-full of local
estate-sale scores (540-839-2348).
This Virginia
pool holds
43,000 gallons
of spring water.
Many of Ojos suites
have kiva fireplaces.
Check out
Pagosas
otherworldly
baths.
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Banff Upper Hot Springs,
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Perched 5,200 feet above sea level in
Banff National Park, this bathhouse has
been around since 1932 and offers stun-
ning views of the Canadian Rockies,
along with plunge baths, steam rooms,
and soaking tubs that reach 104
degrees (hotspring.ca). Spend the night

Boiling River, Yellowstone


National Park, Wyoming
Once a hangout for in-the-know park
rangers, this spots still one of
Yellowstones best-kept secrets. Three
miles south of the parks north
entranceand half a mile from the
parking areaa rock wall and billowy
clouds mark the location where a thermal
spring with temperatures of up to 140
degrees clashes with the colder water of
the Gardner River, creating a series of
hot tubsfrom super-hot to tepid. Get a
room at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
and youll be able to watch elk graze
outside your window (from $87 a night;
yellowstonenationalparklodges.com).
While youre there Sign up for a rollicking
rafting trip on the Yellowstone River
(paradiserafting.com). Then chill out with a
thin-crust pie at Yellowstone Pizza
Company in Gardiner, Montana, where
bison numbers among the exotic, locally
sourced toppings (406-848-9991).
Lake Agnes Tea House, where guests
have been enjoying pots of Earl Grey
and fresh-baked treats since 1905
(lakeagnesteahouse.com).
at Albertas Fairmont Banff Springs
Hotel, a sprawling, 125-year-old
Scottish-style castle (from $269 a night;
fairmont.com/banff-springs).
While youre there Drive 45 minutes
on the scenic Trans-Canada Highway
to the ethereal turquoise waters
of Lake Louise. Feeling energetic?
Follow the 2-mile trail up to the
Oh, Canada!
Locals and
tourists alike
frolic in the
steam at Banff.
Yellowstone
offers more than
Old Faithful.
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out and about
Ask a Country Vet
Will feeding my horse garlic keep ies away? How
do I stop my cats from bullying each other? And can a
mail-in test really determine the breed of a dog?
DR. ROB SHARP of Hillsboro, Ohio, has answers.
Q
Even when hes clean, my
horse is surrounded by
flies. Ive heard giving him garlic
will repel insectsis it true?
A.O., Parkersburg, West Virginia
A
There are a lot of claims about
the benefits of feeding garlic to
horses, but most cant be substantiated.
What we do know, and what can be sci-
entifically proven, is that garliconions
and chives, toocan be dangerous,
because it contains N-propyl disulfide,
a chemical compound thats toxic to
some species, including horses, cows,
and dogs. If a horse consumes garlic
daily, deformities called Heinz bodies
will develop in his red blood cells.
The animals spleen will recognize these
changed cells and get rid of them,
effectively causing anemia and all
the problems that come along with
it: weakness, loss of stamina, and a
decrease in a horses ability to resist
disease. Research shows that high doses
of garlic will bring about these red-cell
deformities quickly, but we arent sure
if exposure to very low doses over a
long time will have the same result. That
said, the vitamin and mineral benefits
of garlic are minuscule, and the claims
that it repels insects are questionable.
So I would ask this: Why risk it?
Especially when local feed stores
carry any number of approved topical
repellents thatll be more effective.
If face flies are an issue and you want
a nonchemical cure, a fly mask is an
easyand safesolution.
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Cats like to roughhouse, so its important to figure out
whether youre observing bullying or normal play. These
animals are dramatichissing, screaming, acting all tougheven
when theyre not upset. But if anyones getting hurt, it needs to stop.
Never leave the gang together unsupervised if you suspect
actual fighting could occur. Keep them in separate rooms or
crates. Be careful not to encourage aggressive behavior when you
interact with themsimply stop playing if anybody gets too feisty.
(Yelling at your pets will only fuel the hostility.) Reward good
conduct with praise and treats. You should also create a few
new resting places on shelves or other high spots so each pet has
a safe area to nap. Extra litter boxes (a total of at least four) will
cut down on territorial issues. If the harassment continues, a squirt
of water from a spray bottle should nip that in the bud.
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I adopted my dog from a shelter, and Id like to know his breed
background. Do mail-in dog DNA tests really work?
S.M., Natchez, Mississippi
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In my opinionyes. The leader in this emerging field is Mars Inc. (maker of
Pedigree and Whiskas pet food), which offers a DNA test for mixed-breed
dogs called Wisdom Panel (wisdompanel.com). For about 80 bucks, you can order
a kit online. All you have to do is swab the inside of your dogs cheek and mail in the
sample, and in two to three weeks, youll find out the most likely breeds of both
his parents and grandparents. The science behind these tests is sound, and breed
information is constantly being added to the companys genetic database, allowing
for even more accuracy.
Another lab, DDC Veterinarya branch of the DNA Diagnostics Center
(known for human paternity testing)will conduct DNA analysis on purebred
dogs, and can test for inherited traits or diseases (from $58; vetdnacenter.com).
So the owner of a German shepherd could determine if his pet is at risk for
degenerative myelopathy, which is common to the breed. Or you could test
to predict the likelihood of your poochs puppies inheriting his long coat. DDC
also provides testing for cats, birds, and horses.
Veterinarian ROB SHARP, author of NO DOGS IN HEAVEN? (Running Press), would love to
answer your pet questions. Drop him a line at countryliving@hearst.com.
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Living History, Refined
Sawyer Smith and Alex Chang saw their 1830s farmhouse
in New York State as an opportunity to step back in time.
written by SARAH ENGLER
photographs by MAX KIM-BEE
styling by RAINA KATTELSON
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Timson Green
Benjamin Moore
THIS PAGE A variety of collectibles
from blue Ball jars to tackle boxesline
the mudrooms ledge.
OPPOSITE PAGE The kitchens oak table and
mismatched chairs are flea-market finds; the
turn-of-the-century high chair (used by
the couples 18-month-old son, Charlton)
is a hand-me-down from a friend.
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or seven years, Sawyer Smith and Alex Chang lugged a space-hogging
1932 Magic Chef stove to not one, or two, but four New York City apart-
ments. We even turned it into a TV stand, recalls Smith, who purchased
the relic based on his dream that one day theyd own a country house, where
the nearly 600-pound stove would look perfect. In the end, their behemoth
found its rightful throne: an 1830s farmhouse in Warnerville, New York.
I guess you could say I bought this house for the stove, Smith jokes.
Initially, Chang wasnt sold on the idea of a rural retreat, so he challenged
the house-hunting Smith with a list of strict criteria, Smith explains.
Alex wanted a place with a long, curvy driveway, high on a hill, totally hid-
den from the road. Smith scoured real estate listings and bookended his
fly-fishing trips in the Catskills with open housesracking up 40 or 50 tours
until he discovered this four-bedroom on 75 acres that fit the bill.
He and Chang, who run an old-fashioned general store in Jersey City,
New Jersey, did a little detective work before restoring the weekend spot. It
had been practically abandoned for decades, Smith says. And we wanted
to be true to the houses spirit. They scraped through layers of paint to
determine the original color scheme, then replicated it. (continued on page 61)
LEFT The couple snapped up
this 1932 Magic Chefwith
six burners and two ovens
at Moon River Chattel in
Brooklyn on a quixotic whim.
BELOW Sawyer Smith (left)
and Alex Chang play with
their son, Charlton. The vin-
tage Black Beauty rocking
horse came from a nearby
auction house.
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spirit, says Sawyer Smith of
renovating and decorating the place.
The homes remote loca-
tion, on 75 acres, renders
window treatments
unnecessary. In the living
room, mid-1800s home-
spun blankets cover the
wing chair, ottoman,
and hardwood floor. The
slipcovered sofa is from
ABC Carpet & Home.
Montgomery White
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fireplace, like people did 200
years ago, Smith says.
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commissioned the living rooms
Rumford fireplace. The Windsor
chairs are from a vintage
store in Hudson, New York.
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a turn-of-the-century telephone
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the master bedrooms headboard.
My favorite textiles have the makers
name or the date stitched into the
corners, like this one, Smith says.
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(continued from page 56) Smith also researched the propertys history at a
local museum and archives. The couple rewired the electrical system, but
replaced the midcentury toggles with push-button switches. Smith even
hired a mason to create a 19th-century-style open fireplace, complete
with a crane for hanging cast-iron pots. I loved the idea of cooking in the
fireplace, like people did 200 years ago, he explains. I made our last
Thanksgiving turkey in there!
That deep-rooted respect for the past influenced Smith and Changs
decor choices, as well. (An obsessive antiquing habit didnt hurt, either.) The
duo has assembled a robust collection of country icons, from the wash-
boards that cover one kitchen wall to the swaths of mid-1800s homespun
fabric used as rugs, chair upholstery, and headboards. My favorites,
says Smith, have the makers name or date of completion stitched into the
corners. The most tech-forward device in the home may be their fully
functional circa-1900 wooden telephone.
We come here and feel completely transported to a different time,
Smith says. And those unplugged weekends have taken on a new depth
since the arrival of Smith and Changs son, Charlton, now 18 months
old. We get up at 6 A.M., have breakfast, and light the fire, Smith says. Then
we might go for a long walk or visit the Cooperstown Farmers Museum
to see the animals. We experience a whole other layer of pleasure when
we share these simple joys with him.
RIGHT A tufted ticking-
stripe armchair sits beneath
framed vintage butterfly
specimens. The couple bought
the brass hurricane lamp at
a garage sale down the road.
OPPOSITE PAGE In the master
bedroom, Smith hung an
1854 textile in place of a
headboard. The wall art is
actually pressed sea kelp,
purchased at a flea market
during a vacation in Paris.
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on this neglected
Arkansas bungalow,
she created an inspired
Victorian retreat.
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THIS PAGE Cathy and Jeff Collins bought this 1900
cottage furnished, but they saved only the pieces with
potential or items that were stunning as is, like the
sage cupboard and the chippy dining table.
OPPOSITE PAGE A jug holds peonies and Queen Annes
lace on a bedside table. The pine walls are original.
Silver Leaf
Behr
(used on walls
throughout)
Snow Fall
Behr
(used on trim
throughout)
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admits Cathy Collins, describ-
ing how she and her husband,
Jeff, tend to fall in love with
dilapidated properties. In 2003,
the Des Moinesbased couple bought a getaway
in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and soon began
restoring a turn-of-the-century fixer-upper
nearby. After wrapping up that project, Cathy, a
high school Spanish teacher, zeroed in on a two-
bedroom Gothic Victorian just down the hill.
Situated on the edge of a hot-springs park and
boasting striking original details like pointed-
arch windows, the placecalled the Rose
Cottagewas operated as a vacation rental by an
owner who lived out of state. It was falling into
disrepair, and over the years, we watched it get
sadder and sadder, Cathy says. Every couple of
years, wed make an offer, but the owner always
turned us down. My heart kept coming back to
this little cottage.
Three years ago, the owner relented ever so
slightly on the asking price. Overjoyed, Cathy
and Jeffwho have renovated five homes
togethertook stock. The roof and rickety wrap-
around porch needed repair. Then there were the
walls, painted salmon and paired with turquoise
wainscoting and turquoise floors. The wood-
work has this great weathered look, Cathy says,
but the pink wasnt doing it any favors. The
rooms were stuffed with (continued on page 69)
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the whiteware platters and
crystal candlestickscame
with the house.
LEFT Cathys Shih Tzu
Bernie keeps her company
in the kitchen. She ordered
all the homes light fixtures,
including this burlap pen-
dant, from Creative Co-Op.
A salvaged worktable provides the kitchens prep surface. Cathy
collects pig-shaped cutting boards (I just think theyre so cute!)
and snagged this little guy along with the two round ones at local
antiques shops. The breadbox houses the silverware.
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country furnishings took on a fresh new look.
THIS PAGE Cathy cleaned out
a storage space with a cedar
ceiling to create this quiet
writing nook. The antique
chair is from Something
Simple, a shop in town.
OPPOSITE PAGE A friend sewed
the linen slipcover for the
sitting rooms chaise longue,
purchased new at nearby
boutique Vintage Cargo. The
curtains are from Pottery Barn.
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The Jenny Lindstyle spindle bed is one
of the few furnishings Cathy kept in
the bedroom. I wanted a mix of elegant
pieces and primitive ones, she says.
The shams and duvet cover are from
West Elm; the coverlet is by Garnet Hill.
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(continued from page 64) mismatched furniture
covered in musty 1980s linens, but Cathy spotted
enough gems in the mixa primitive pie safe,
a spindle four-poster bed, tons of whitewareto
buy the place fully furnished. There were some
beautiful antiques, but overall it looked too stuffy
Victorian, she recalls.
So she went room by room, figuring out
what to keep and what to scrap. Out went the
knickknacks and string lights (a distraction from
those stunning Gothic windows). A shaky chaise
longue gave way to a plush new version, and the
grab bag of dining chairs was replaced with a
graceful Louis XVstyle set. Cathy also upgraded
the fixtures with chandeliers. I like, for lack of a
better word, a little bling-bling in my lighting,
she quips. Stripped of all that clutter, and recast
against clean white walls, the classic country fur-
nishings took on a fresh new look.
The Collinses reopened the Rose Cottage to
guests a year ago, and they visit Eureka Springs
oftenespecially since Cathy and Jeff (who had
worked in finance) recently retired. With grown
kids living in Des Moines, Denver, and Chicago,
Cathy is itching for their next project. Were toy-
ing with the idea of Denver, she says. And her
children know their parents weakness. Just the
other day, my daughter sent me a listing for a
Victorian house in her neighborhood and joked,
Why dont you renovate this for me? Man, it
looked like a really cool house.
ABOVE Jeff stores his
vintage Toyota Land Cruiser
in the propertys board-
and-batten shed.
RIGHT The wicker patio set
was a hand-me-down from
a friend. Another pal sewed
the love seats cushion
and pillow from fabric Cathy
scored at Jo-Ann.
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THIS PAGE Darby, the familys
Pomeranian, lounges on a
West Elm pouf in the sitting
room. The built-in sectional
has custom box cushions;
the oak beams were imported
from France.
OPPOSITE PAGE White-oak
shelves house a collection of
old French liqueur bottles.
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ABOVE Michelle and Scott
DeGhetto sit down for
breakfast with Ellee, 15,
Jack, 17, and Darby.
RIGHT Vintage bottles and
succulents from Flower
Muse add interest to the
limestone mantel. The
shadow box contains an
arrangement of feathers
by artist Chris Maynard.
irst thing in the morning, Michelle
DeGhetto likes to pad outsidein her
bare feet and pajamasto the patio of her
Scottsdale, Arizona, home. Even in the
dead of summer, the desert still feels cool that
early in the day, she explains.
Her husband, Scott, whos in charge of
coffee procurement, soon appears with two
cups and joins her beneath the backyards
300-year-old ironwood trees. Its our little
ritual, Michelle says. One particular morning
two years ago, Scott proposed to Michelle in
that very spot.
Scott, who works in financial services,
travels frequently, but this is where he and
Michelle get to quit bouncing around, as she
puts it, and unwind with his children, Jack and
Ellee, both high school students in Scottsdale.
In fact, the housefinished in 2011 by local
builder Eric Linthicumwas designed with
family togetherness in mind. Theres a cozy TV
room with daybeds, and the living room opens
out onto a terra-cotta pool. Its everyday-
living comfortable, Michelle says. More often
than not, youll find the DeGhettos tucked into
one end of the kitchens century-old drapers
table, snacking on Asian dumplings prepared
by 17-year-old Jack. Hes the chef in the family,
Michelle says. Scotts (continued on page 77)
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The kitchens circa-1900
drapers table came from
a Los Angeles antiques
shop. Those cabinet fronts
are actually beadboard.
Scott proposed
to Michelle on this
very patio; the
table and chairs
were custom
made, and walls
were built using
local cobblestones.
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DeGhetto of drinking coffee in her pjs with
her husband, Scott, on the patio each day.
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without the expensive plane ticket or the
long flight, Michelle says.
77 GET THE LOOK ONLINE! For nds inspired by this home, go to wayfair.com/shopcountry.
(continued from page 72) a foodiebut Jacks
even more of a foodie than his dad! Come late
afternoon, Michelle and Ellee often ride their
bikes in the nearby McDowell mountains.
Sunset brings the most gorgeous painted sky,
Michelle says.
The house totally blends into the Arizona
landscapewhile harkening back to classic
French country style. However improbable it
may sound, the two aesthetics go hand in
hand: Simple, organic materials, like plaster,
clay, and exposed wood, are indigenous here
and in the south of France, explains Linthicum.
Gallic detailsa Genoise layered clay tile
roof, French doors, limestone floors, and
reclaimed-oak beamslend the new home a
sense of real history. Raw plaster walls pro-
vide a neutral backdrop, punctuated by blue-
and-white earthenware bowls and worn
milking stools. And though Linthicum built
the house using time-honored French tech-
niques, he made sure it was a place where an
American Southwestern family would feel at
homeall of which resonated with Francophile
Michelle, whose mother grew up speaking
French and who admits that, in a way, spending
time in the Scottsdale housebiking, swim-
ming, cooking with the kidscan feel like a
vacation. Living here is like going to Europe
without the expensive plane ticket, she says,
and without the long flight!
RIGHT The master bath
opens onto another patio,
complete with an outdoor
shower. The freestanding
tub is by Philippe Starck.
OPPOSITE PAGE In Ellees
room, a secretary desk
from Restoration Hardware
Baby & Child doubles as a
bedside table, and a Moroc-
can blanket acts as a rug.
Fed up with driving 30 miles for fresh produce, two women
opened a lunch counter and corner store in their Mississippi town,
which had neither. The results, chronicled in The B.T.C.
Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook, are downright delicious.
small town
big appetite
written by ALEXE VAN BEUREN | photographs by ED ANDERSON | recipes by DIXIE GRIMES
Recipes reprinted from THE B.T.C. OLD-FASHIONED GROCERY COOKBOOK. Copyright 2014 by Alexe van Beuren. Photographs
2014 by Ed Anderson. To be published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House LLC, on March 18
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English
Pea Salad
Eggs, mayo, and Cheddar
cheese lend extra creami-
ness to this decadent side.
FOR THE RECIPES, turn to page 90.
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BELOW The B.T.C.
Grocerys owner,
Alexe van Beuren,
keeps the shelves
stocked with pro-
duce. Local farmers
bring it in by the
bucketful, she says.
Caraway-Dill
Biscuits
Fresh herbs gussy up these
classic buttermilk favorites.
ack in February 2010, I sent my husband, Kagan, an e-mail.
Honey, it began, lets open a funky little produce place,
nothing fancy, stocked with our neighbor Billy Rays milk.
I had a 2-year-old and a 10-month-old. Id never worked a cash regis-
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Catfish Gumbo
B.T.C. chef Dixie Grimes
adds Coca-Cola and black
coffee to her hearty stew.
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Sweet Potato
Casserole
Topped with gooey marshmal-
lows and coconut crumble, this
rich dish can double as dessert.
FOR THE RECIPES, turn to page 90.
Shortly after we opened, it became apparent that a caf was
something that the town and the B.T.C. needed, but I didnt possess
the know-how to make it happen. One hot Saturday, in walked a
woman wearing jeans and a baseball cap. Heard you were looking
for a cook, Dixie said. I had shoppers waiting in the checkout line,
and I didnt have the time to interview anybody: Know how to
slice? Yes maam, she said. Can you start right now? She could.
If you have trouble believing in a higher power, launch a business.
Im convinced the Lord sent Dixie to the B.T.C. Shes a trained chef and
has been involved with food since she began cooking with her grand-
mother as a child. At some point, her skill graduated to magic. Today,
whether its down-home tried-and-true or fancy, we judge everything
we serve by the same yardstick: If its good, it stays.
ABOVE Alexes
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Simple seasonal recipesincluding cinnamon buns!for the best brunch ever
Spicy Beet Bloody Marys
Makes 4 cocktails. Working time 10 min. Total time 1 hr. 10 min.
Preheat oven to 400F. Wrap 3 peeled and halved medium red beets in
foil and roast until tender, 45 minutes. Remove from oven, open foil, and
set aside to cool. In a blender or food processor, blend beets, 3 cups tomato
juice, 2 tablespoons pepperoncini juice, juice of lemon, 1 tablespoon
freshly ground pepper, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon
prepared horseradish, and teaspoon ground garlic until smooth. Fill
each of 4 glasses with ice and 1 ounces chilled vodka. Top each with
beet mixture, and garnish with a stick of celery (we used the leafy hearts)
and a cocktail spear threaded with a cocktail onion and a pepperoncini.
PER COCKTAIL protein: 2 g; fat: 0 g; carbohydrate: 14 g; ber: 2 g;
sodium: 654 mg; cholesterol: 0 mg; calories: 153.
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Photographs by Andrew Purcell
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LIGHTEN UP! Replace bacon with chicken
sausage, swap Manchego for low-fat
Swiss, and use egg substitute to save 179
calories and 22 grams of fat per serving.
Potato and Manchego
Casserole with Maple Bacon
Makes 8 servings. Working time 20 min. Total time 1 hr. 45 min.
2 pounds fingerling potatoes
12 ounces applewood-smoked
bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
cup maple syrup
teaspoon cayenne pepper
Butter for baking dish
6 ounces shredded Manchego
cheese (about 2 cups)
5 scallions, white and green
parts chopped
6 large eggs, beaten
1 cup whole milk
teaspoon salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Meanwhile, in a
medium pot over high heat, cover potatoes
with water and bring to a boil. Reduce
to a simmer; cook until potatoes are just
tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain potatoes
and let rest until cool enough to handle.
Cut each in half lengthwise. Set aside.
2. In a large skillet over medium-high
heat, cook bacon until crisp, about 6 min-
utes per side. Remove skillet from heat and
stir in maple syrup and cayenne. Set aside.
3. Butter a 2-quart baking dish and set
aside. In a large bowl, stir reserved potatoes
and maple-bacon mixture, plus cheese
and scallions, to combine. Transfer to pre-
pared baking dish. Set aside.
4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt,
and freshly ground pepper to combine.
Slowly pour over potato mixture. Bake
until top is golden, about 50 minutes.
Let casserole cool slightly before serving.
PER SERVING protein: 19 g; fat: 30 g;
carbohydrate: 29 g; ber: 2 g; sodium: 687 mg;
cholesterol: 185 mg; calories: 461.
87
Pineapple, Ginger, and
Walnut Oatmeal
Makes 4 servings. Working time 5 min. Total time 30 min.
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups coarsely chopped fresh
pineapple
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
(just over 4 ounces)
1 (2-inch) piece ginger,
peeled and grated (about
2 tablespoons)
teaspoon salt
2 cups whole milk
cup maple syrup, plus more
for serving
2 large eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 400F. Meanwhile,
in a large bowl, stir oats, pineapple, walnuts,
ginger, and salt to combine. Divide mixture
among four 10-ounce ramekins. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk remaining ingredients to
combine. Pour one-quarter of the milk-syrup mixture
over the oat-pineapple mixture in each ramekin.
3. Transfer ramekins to a baking sheet. Bake until oats
are set and light golden brown on top, about 25 min-
utes. Serve with extra maple syrup on the side.
PER SERVING protein: 17 g; fat: 29 g; carbohydrate: 75 g;
ber: 7 g; sodium: 385 mg; cholesterol: 105 mg; calories: 605.
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Citrus Salad with Hazelnut-Dijon Dressing
Makes 4 servings. Working time 10 min. Total time 10 min.
1
/3 cup orange juice
cup hazelnut oil*
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
teaspoon salt
2 grapefruit, peels and piths
removed
2 Valencia or navel oranges,
peels and piths removed
2 clementines, peels and
piths removed
1 cup pea shoots
3 sprigs mint, stems discarded
2 tablespoons shaved
pecorino Romano
Freshly ground pepper
1. In a small bowl, whisk juice, oil, mustard,
and salt to combine. Set dressing aside.
2. Slice grapefruit, oranges, and clementines
into
1
8-inch-thick rounds. Divide citrus
among 4 plates and top each serving with one-
quarter of both the pea shoots and the mint
leaves. Drizzle with dressing, and garnish
with cheese and pepper to taste.
PER SERVING protein: 8 g; fat: 18 g;
carbohydrate: 31 g; ber: 5 g; sodium: 625 mg;
cholesterol: 14 mg; calories: 304.
*Purchase hazelnut oil at TJ Maxx or online ($11.99 for 8.45 oz.; nuts.com).
89
Almond Cinnamon Buns
Makes 12 buns. Working time 20 min. Total time 55 min.
1 cup slivered almonds, finely
chopped
4 ounces almond paste,*
finely mashed
6 tablespoons light-brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 (8-ounce) packages
unbaked crescent rolls
1 stick butter, at room
temperature
Cooking spray
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon whole milk
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir almonds, almond
paste, brown sugar, and cinnamon to combine. Set aside.
2. Working on a sheet of parchment, unroll 1 package of crescent-roll dough
to a rectangle and smooth seams. Evenly spread half the butter over dough
and then sprinkle with half the almond mixture. Beginning on one long side,
tightly roll up dough. Slice into 6 pieces. Repeat with remaining dough,
butter, and almond mixture.
3. Spray two 6-cavity muffin tins with cooking spray. Place a bun in each
cavity and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
4. Remove pans from oven and let cool for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small
bowl, whisk confectioners sugar and milk until smooth. Transfer buns to a
wire rack, drizzle with icing, and serve immediately.
PER BUN protein: 6 g; fat: 23 g; carbohydrate: 36 g; ber: 2 g; sodium: 301 mg;
cholesterol: 20 mg; calories: 369.
*Purchase Odense almond paste
at Target stores or online ($7.99
for 7 oz.; parkandmain.com).
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English Pea Salad
Makes 8 servings. Working time 5 min.
Total time 5 min., plus chilling
2 large hard-boiled eggs, whites
chopped and yolks crumbled
1 yellow bell pepper, finely
chopped ( cup)
2 ounces Cheddar cheese,
shredded ( cup)
cup mayonnaise
cup sour cream
3 tablespoons dried basil
2 tablespoons finely chopped
red onion
2 teaspoons chopped pimiento
1 teaspoon apple-cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon soul-food seasoning
or seasoned salt
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon chopped fresh
parsley
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 dashes hot sauce
60 ounces (four 15-ounce cans)
early peas (such as Le Sueur),
drained
In a large bowl, combine all ingredi-
ents except peas, mixing well. Then stir
in peas. Refrigerate salad for at least
10 hours or up to overnight. Serve at
room temperature.
PER SERVING protein: 12 g; fat: 18 g;
carbohydrate: 24 g; ber: 9 g; sodium:
750 mg; cholesterol: 68 mg; calories: 301.
Small Town, Big Appetite
PAGES 7883
Recipes from The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery
Cookbook showcase Southern cuisine with a twist.
Caraway-Dill Biscuits
Makes 8 biscuits. Working time 20 min.
Total time 35 min.
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more
for work surface and dusting
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
cup lard
cup whole milk
cup buttermilk
1. Preheat oven to 400F. Meanwhile,
in a medium bowl, sift together flour,
baking powder, and salt. Whisk in the
caraway seeds and dill. Using a fork,
cut the lard into the flour mixture
until it forms small, pea-size crumbs.
Create a well in the center and pour
in the whole milk and buttermilk.
Slowly stir in the flour from the sides
until the milk is incorporated.
2. Dump the dough out onto a lightly
floured work surface and knead until
smooth, about 2 minutes. Using a roll-
ing pin dusted in flour, roll out dough to
a -inch-thick circle.
3. Using a 3-inch round cutter, cut out
biscuits. Gather dough scraps as needed,
roll out to a -inch-thick circle, and con-
tinue cutting until you have 8 biscuits
total. Place biscuits, sides touching, in a
cast-iron skillet. Bake until the tops are
golden brown, about 15 minutes.
PER BISCUIT protein: 4 g; fat: 7 g;
carbohydrate: 26 g; ber: 1 g; sodium:
497 mg; cholesterol: 8 mg; calories: 190.
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Mississippi Catsh Gumbo
Makes 8 servings. Working time 30 min.
Total time 3 hr. 40 min.
6 to 8 (5- to 7-ounce) catfish fillets
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons Blackening
Seasoning (recipe follows)
cup olive oil
4 celery hearts, chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, cored,
seeded, and chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
cup all-purpose flour
8 cups seafood stock or
chicken broth
1 (12-ounce) can Coca-Cola
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons black coffee
pound fresh okra, chopped
(4 cups); or 1 (10-ounce)
package frozen okra, thawed
2 (10-ounce) cans mild Ro-Tel
tomatoes
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon Kitchen Bouquet
sauce*
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
sauce
6 to 8 dashes hot sauce
2 bay leaves
1
/8 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon onion powder
1
/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Salt
2 tablespoons fil powder,** plus
more for garnish
3 cups cooked white rice
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Meanwhile,
pat the catfish fillets with a paper
towel to dry. Coat a baking sheet with
cooking spray and set aside. Add
Blackening Seasoning to a shallow
bowl. Lightly dredge both sides of
each fillet in the seasoning, then place
Blackening Seasoning
Makes about 1 cups. Working time
5 min. Total time 5 min.
In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup
sweet paprika, cup granulated
onion, cup granulated garlic, 2
tablespoons salt, 2 tablespoons white
pepper, 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper,
2 tablespoons dry mustard, and 1
teaspoon dried thyme until smooth
and fully incorporated. Transfer sea-
soning to a mason jar and store in a
cool, dark place for up to 6 months.
on the prepared baking sheet. Bake
fish until flaky, 30 minutes. Set aside
to cool.
2. In an 8-quart stockpot over medium
heat, heat the oil. Add celery, chopped
onion, and bell pepper, and cook, stir-
ring, until soft, about 10 minutes. Add
the minced garlic and cook for 5 more
minutes. Stirring constantly, add flour
and cook roux until golden brown,
about 7 minutes. Whisk in stock or
broth, Coca-Cola, tomato paste, wine,
and coffee until smooth, then bring
to a low simmer for about 15 minutes.
Add okra, tomatoes, lemon juice,
Kitchen Bouquet sauce, vinegar,
Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, bay
leaves, and thyme. Bring to a simmer
for 15 more minutes. Add the Old Bay,
granulated garlic, onion powder,
freshly ground pepper, and salt to
taste. Reduce heat to low and cook
until thickened, 1 hour and 15 minutes.
3. Crumble the cooked catfish in
small to medium pieces into the pot.
Add fil powder and cook, at a low
simmer, for 45 minutes. Remove the
bay leaves. Season with salt to taste.
Divide gumbo among 8 bowls, top
each with about
1
/3 cup rice, and gar-
nish with a sprinkle more fil powder.
PER SERVING protein: 36 g; fat: 20 g;
carbohydrate: 42 g; ber: 5 g; sodium:
914 mg; cholesterol: 100 mg; calories: 498.
*Available at grocers and Target stores. **Purchase fil powder ($4.49 for 1.5 oz.) at thespicehouse.com.
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Chess Pie
Makes 8 slices. Working time 5 min.
Total time 1 hr. 5 min., plus cooling
1 cups sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
cup buttermilk
2
/3 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash of salt
1 (9-inch) pie shell
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Meanwhile,
in a medium bowl, combine sugar,
eggs, buttermilk, butter, flour,
vanilla, and salt. Pour the mixture
into the pie shell.
2. Bake until the pie is set and the top
is golden brown, about 1 hour.
Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool to
room temperature before slicing pie.
PER SLICE protein: 4 g; fat: 15 g;
carbohydrate: 50 g; ber: 1 g; sodium:
133 mg; cholesterol: 91 mg; calories: 350.
Dixies Sweet Potato
Casserole with
Marshmallows and
Coconut Crumble
Makes 8 servings. Working time 20 min.
Total time 1 hr. 45 min.
3 pounds sweet potatoes
Cooking spray
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
4 large eggs, beaten
1 stick unsalted butter, melted;
plus 1 stick, at room temperature
3 cups packed light-brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground allspice
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped pecans
2 cups unsweetened coconut
flakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 pound marshmallows
1. Preheat oven to 425F. Meanwhile,
on an ungreased baking sheet, arrange
sweet potatoes (prick the large ones
with a fork first). Bake until tender, 45
minutes to 1 hour. Set aside to cool.
2. Meanwhile, reduce oven tempera-
ture to 350F. Coat two 8-inch square
casserole dishes with cooking spray
and set aside. Peel cooled potatoes and,
in a large bowl, mash with a fork. Add
evaporated milk, condensed milk,
eggs, melted butter, 1 cup light-brown
sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, allspice, nut-
meg, cloves, ginger, and salt; stir to
combine. Divide mixture between the
prepared casserole dishes.
3. To make the crumble, in a medium
bowl, combine pecans, coconut, flour,
and remaining butter and light-brown
sugar until crumbly. Crumble the
mixture evenly atop both dishes of
sweet potatoes. Top with marshmal-
lows. Bake until marshmallows are
deep golden brown, 30 to 45 minutes.
PER SERVING protein: 17 g; fat: 64 g;
carbohydrate: 198 g; ber: 11 g; sodium:
525 mg; cholesterol: 176 mg; calories: 1,391.
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Kater-Crafts Bookbinders
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Portrait of America
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WHAT Whether creating custom genealogies, restoring grease-splattered
heirloom recipe collections, or producing movie props like the survival manual in
the 2012 film Life of Pi, this family business works the old-fashioned way, using
presses and paper cutters dating to the late 1800s.
WHO Cecilia Villegasabove, mending a 145-year-old Bibleand other veteran
employees learned the time-honored trade from owners (and siblings) Judy Howard
and Rick and Bruce Kavin, who inherited the company from their father, Mel Kavin.
WHY Even as e-readers and computers change the way we read, beloved volumes
will stay in our hearts and homes. We certainly do our best to preserve what
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