Zen Lessons on the CSA Farm

This week we’re picking blueberries and sugar snaps.  It is hotter than hot, but somehow it’s almost always just a little bit cooler on the farm.  After a week of city heat, and sloth with everyone’s nerves growing together like tangled weeds it feels good to leave the kids on …

Boston Brunchers: Farm Brunch in the City

The Boston Brunchers have been on my radar for a while now.  As a freelance writer, who writes primarily about food, I follow a lot of local bloggers and am a member of various blogging groups and receive regular updates from freelance writing groups as well.  I am also, by …

The Blue Bistro – (mom's read)

I love to read and I’m picky about what I read, but I’m not a literary snob.  Since time is short and my day full of heated debates about why I only packed granola bars, raspberries, tortilla chips, peanut butter and banana sandwiches and carrot sticks as the option for …

This is so yummy!

Last night I made a roasted chicken (http://www.onceuponachef.com/2011/01/the-family-dinner.html).  I’ve made roasted chicken before not very often but often enough.  When Dan said, “This is so yummy!” and I replied “Thanks, I got it on Pinterest.”  It just sounded so strange. I’ve been searching for recipes from my Bon Appetit and Gourmet …

On Ramping, Off Ramping: Just give me ramps

As a parent of school-aged children and a stay at home parent (occasional work at home parent), I have seen this little word that buzzes by me periodically “on-ramping”.  I love to write and I have a close relationship with my OED and Roget‘s but I am not a huge …

Treat with Benefits: Nutella

My first introduction to Nutella was when I was in elementary school in Canada.  We had friends who were from Paraguay and one of their kids was in my brothers class.  I don’t know how it came up, but my brother said that chocolate was a good lunch.  My mom …

Listen to Your Mother: Hydrate

My mom is the one who taught me to buy a case of water to keep in the back of the car so I would drink enough water.  It usually stayed cool enough in the summer and then when the snow began to fall, I had to stop buying water …

Citrus: A Little Slice of Sunshine

Citrus is what’s in season.  It is the perfect item to wake up the senses.  The smell of an orange being peeled is intoxicating.  The sound and the feel of an ever so light mist of a lemon being zested is enticing.  The taste of a juicy blood orange is …

Steak Recipe: Penny Wise and Foolish in Love

Whether the economy is going down the garbage disposal or you are living in a golden age it never hurts to be penny wise.  Here is a great recipe for steak hâché, which in all fairness has nothing to do with steak, but a little French can’t hurt if you’re looking for …