For me, the official marker of winter is when we put our storm windows in.

Our house, built in the 1930s, has beautiful, large, wood windows in every room. The windows are the highlight of the house, but of course, as is to be expected from windows that are almost 90 years old, they’re drafty, creaky, and full of inefficiency. We finally made the storm window switch this weekend.

We bought this house with absolutely no idea what goes into maintaining a home built in the 30s, one where mostly everything is original minus the kitchen. Jason spends most of his free time on a project here or there, and I usually help where I can, but mainly I’m in charge of the cosmetic details. The house has character—that’s for sure—and living here certainly builds character too.

Farmer's Market & CSA Series {Week 22} | Things I Made Today

We’re in process of planning a renovation project for our front hall—one that is mainly cosmetic but will also fix some of the problems that have developed over the years, plus update some of the parts that are just not up to modern code. We joked for about 30 seconds that we should do this project ourselves and then immediately found someone to work with, because let’s not kid ourselves, we have no idea what we’re doing.

While I’ve been pulling together all the tile and fixtures for that (with the help of Krizia from Oak + Olive), I’ve had a bit less time to plan what’s for dinner. I finally got a chance today to sit down and go through the giant CSA basket we got this week. Here’s what I’m drooling over this week:



Brussels Sprouts




Sweet Potatoes

Russet Potatoes

Acorn Squash

Butternut Squash

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