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Home for the Holidays: Mulled Wine

Home for the Holidays: Mulled Wine

This week we're brewing up a homemade mulled wine, using aromatic spices and fresh orange juice. Here's what you'll need to make about 8 cups of mulled wine: 1 bottle of bodeaux red wine 4 cups of apple cider 1 orange juice and zest 1/4 cup of honey 4 whole cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 3 star anise Step 1: Combine ingredients into big saucepan. Step 2: Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Step 3: Let cool…

Home & Garden

Five Festive Mantels: A Modern Twist

For many people the fireplace, as well as the Christmas tree, plays a crucial role in Christmas celebrations. After all, both go back to the earlier pagan Yuletide festival when a large log or, in some cases, a whole tree…


Hearth & Soul

Over the decades, visitors to Bermuda have often been struck by the chimneys that dominate our traditionally built Bermuda cottages. In 1923, one such visitor from Harvard, John S. Humphreys, published his book Bermuda Houses, apparently "at the request of…

Naturally Speaking

Vesey Nature Reserve

A new nature reserve on the island is so enticing. It means unexplored open space and a different perspective. When I heard about the Vesey Nature Reserve, which formally opened in April on Earth Day (how appropriate is that?), I…


Modern Victory Gardens or Square-Foot Gardening

Square-foot gardening was popularized by Mel Bartholomew in the 1980s as a different approach to organizing and developing sustainable food-production processes for individuals. Based on a four-foot-square plot of arable land, the garden was sectioned into individual square-foot areas, 16…


Great Gift Idea: Portable Herb Garden

Get crafty and construct this portable herb garden, which includes fresh mint, thyme, parsley, basil, chives and other herbs. To make, plant herbs in a wooden wine crate using organic soil. Make sure to tell the recipient to put the…