The Winter Pantry: Surviving a New England Winter

I am not a weather junkie like my husband so I don’t usually plan for a snow storm or bad weather.  I try to check the weather periodically so my children are dressed properly for school/daycare, but even then I am not so consistent.  So what do I do to …

Kendall Square Ice Rink: All You Need is Hot Cocoa

The perfect winter day for me requires three main ingredients: snow an outdoor activity hot chocolate Well the snow has made a few appearances.  As my daughter says, “Jack Frost was here!”.  We have finally unearthed all the winter hats, scarves, mittens and under layers. There is not enough snow …

Girls' Night In…the Kitchen

We have yet to set one up, but to me girls’ night in involves some cocktails a few appetizers and chocolate of some sort.  Kicking back with our feet up, the children elsewhere, and a non-family related activity:  a movie, an art project, music, shopping from home, a book, or …

Repeal Day Celebration: The Roaring 20's Party at Eastern Standard

If you’re looking for something to celebrate…I think you can’t beat this one for fashion, drink and nibbles. The Eastern Standard, is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition tonight.  If you don’t have a sitter or the energy to go out, just take out some cheese from …

Store Hours: Shopping for Turkeys

Bakers’ Best Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 7:00 pm Thursday (Thanksgiving): CLOSED(617) 332-4588 Flour Bakery We have stopped taking orders for Thanksgiving but we are working hard to make extras of everything to sell on Wednesday, first come first serve.  Happy Holidays! Monday-Tuesday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm -Fort Point Channel …

Farmer's Market: The Last Hurrah

In New England, we are coming to the end of our farmer’s market season.  If you’ve been inspired to hit the farmer’s markets then you still have a chance.   This time of year is a great time to stockpile for the winter.  I am about to hit all the …

Delivery 101: In Season

In Season.  This is my dream delivery service (and I have yet to try it) but I just can’t keep it to myself. I’ll give you the basics, and once I try it I will fill in the details. I can place my order online on a Saturday before noon and …

Delivery 101: Boston Organics

When my daughter was old enough for baby food, I had fantasies of steaming my organic veggies and using the fabulous food mill that I got as a baby gift to make her the most delicious, nutritious, hand-shmooshed food a child’s palate could experience.  I thought on weeks that I just …

Grocery Store Delivery 101: The Supermarkets

Once you have kids, delivery has a whole new meaning, purpose and value.  The first delivery is usually the most painful, but once you get used to the whole process it’s a breeze.  And, no, I’m not talking about the hospital, birth center, home birth, water birth kind…I do mean food delivery.  It’s …