Harvest on the Hudson

World’s Best Pumpkin Pie

| by Marcie Cuff | Ahh! The air has a sudden new crispness. As the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, we find ourselves straddling the line between fall and winter. That tiny respite between hot-tempered seasons. An ending, a new beginning. An energizing breath of fresh air. October. If you are like me, you spend the majority ... Read More »

The Toolbox of Summer Fun

| by Marcie Cuff | During the summer months, the living should be easy, right? And so, every kid should be provided with a warm-weather plan—a summer toolbox filled with things to help him or her experiment with ideas about how things and people work. And, while it’s not always wise to provide wild, passionate little people with a supply ... Read More »

The Upcycled Terrarium

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|  by Marcie Cuff  |   No matter what color your thumb is, you are certain to have success with an indoor terrarium. A terrarium takes just minutes to assemble—it’s like making a layered taco dip. But you can’t eat it. Terrariums are generally filled with undemanding plants and are less susceptible to pests and disease. If you are plant-challenged, ... Read More »

Befriending Solitary Bees — A Hotel for Bees!

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| by Marcie Cuff |   Bees have long been known as the angels of agriculture. They provide honey and beeswax, and pollinate wildflowers and crops, including the really great stuff like blueberries and apricots and almonds and melons. Bees are small creatures that carry a heavy load. Their cross-pollination is essential to at least 30% of the world’s crops and ... Read More »