Text by Holly Seng
Fresh hand-pressed cider and a slice of warm apple tart topped with vanilla ice cream, each made with pickings from the on-site orchard, are telltale signs of autumn’s arrival at Clove Brook Farm. For a book that celebrates the seasons and offers unlimited inspiration, look no further than A Year at Clove Brook Farm by Christopher Spitzmiller.
Well-known in the world of interiors for his chic ceramic creations, Christopher reveals his additional talents as gardener, chef, and host, to name a few. Readers are invited to join him in the traditions and celebrations that fill his schedule. From simple, everyday joys to elegant entertaining, you’re sure to find plenty of tips for planning your own seasonal gatherings.
Throughout the book’s 240 pages, Christopher shares his secret to enjoying the present: relishing each of the seasons. Divided into four parts, one for each of the seasons, the chapters begin with spring’s awakening in March and guide you through a year at the farm, one month at a time.
Find helpful tidbits throughout, from collecting antiques and crafting arrangements with dried hydrangeas to harvesting honey. Each section closes with an overview of calendar highlights, seasonal gifts, and delicious recipes.
Whether you’re captivated by an idyllic escape or enticed to try something new, this book will leave you with a desire to fully embrace all of the seasons.
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