It has been a few weeks since my last blog. Forgive me but a lot has happened since the middle of September.

First, my son Nate was married at the Inn. It was a beautiful weekend and confirmed what I had suspected since I arrive here. The Northfield Inn is a very special place. The wedding weekend (less than 50 people) was a very intimate and meaningful event. My daughter-in-law’s family stayed here while all of the out of owners hung out for a variety of events. Friday there was a pizza party, Saturday morning bagels and coffee while everyone got ready, flowers were put together and there was just all around socializing. The ceremony took place the lawn. It was chilly, 52 degrees but no one seemed to mind. We had several tornadoes the week before so we took a neighbor’s cut up tree and decorated the lawn with logs and simple mums. Okay, they were huge mums, if you go to Costco, you know what I mean… The food was casual but delicious,. Everyone hung around the Inn. Dancing on the stamped concrete patio, fire pit in the driveway and just chatting around the fireplaces inside. Of course, Sunday morning we had bagels from Tandem Bagels, a couple of my delicious breakfast casseroles (savory and sweet) and fruit, while everyone got ready to take off to locations around the country.

If you think the Inn might be a good place to hold your special event, let me know. The Inn cold be yours for a weekend to have an combination of events.

At least once a week I am asked what color paint we have on our walls. It is Restoration Hardware’s Silver Sage. When the paint was selected, the guys just took a paint chip and had it matched at Sherwin Williams. But DON’T get the Sherwin Williams Silver Sage. It is the wrong color. My neighbor made that mistake. In case are you want to know the trim is Sherwin Williams’ Dove White (and not White Dove).

It is not my intention to brag about the cookie recipe in my last blog but I had a chance to do something slightly different last time I made them. My friend Heather went to Montreal to attend Elton John’s last tour concert (lucky!) and brought me back a Bernie Sander’s Candy bar. It was dark chocolate with a “liberal dose of sea salt” :). I grated that bar into my recipe and OMG it was so delicious…