Doing the Fair…Aunt Kate Style

September 7, 2021

It sneaks in every year, right after our own county fair in New York.  The Hopkinton State Fair—the fair where I grew up, every Labor Day weekend, in New Hampshire.   It is the backdrop of where I showed my cows, went to the tractor pulls and fell in love with all of my 4-H friends year after year. The reigns have been turned over to my nieces, nephews,…


Nothing like a gingerbread house

December 20, 2018

Amidst the hustle and bustle of December it’s really hard to find time to remember why it is we are hustling and bustling.   Sam and I made a gingerbread house today in his classroom, and I remembered..do you remember? 4 days until Christmas; stop the hustle, leave the bustle and sit to make a gingerbread house.   Eat the candy and lick the frosting from your sticky…


The Sugar Fritter

August 23, 2018

Let’s face it, most of us go to the fair for one thing…and that’s the food! It’s part of our American culture, we go to fairs and we eat, a ton, of really unhealthy food.  But oh, it taste’s soooo good! So I thought that I would share with all of you my absolute favorite food at the Washington County Fair…the Sugar Fritter. Warm and sugary, it melts…


The Taste of Chocolate

July 26, 2018

I love donuts, but I am not sure that I could eat them every day. Most, yes, but not every. However, chocolate … now that’s a different story. Not many days go by where I don’t consume at least a hint of it in something, if not straight up. Why is it that, after one bite, everything in the world seems right? Like that first sip of coffee in the morning, a…