Urban Gardening

It is that time of year, I dig through the back of the printer cabinet to unearth the packets of seeds that I start now. There is something so mystical and magical about starting a garden from seed. I understand that story of Jack and the Beanstalk so much more …

Hot Pink in a Sea of Grey: Full on Forsythe

The news is full of fighting and darkness. The weather outside has been cold and grey. Even the world of dance, especially contemporary dance is overflowing with angst, anger, sadness and hopelessness. It can really drag you down. Boston Ballet’s collaboration with William Forsythe for Full on Forsythe is a …

A Much Needed Helping Hand: Peapod Services

You’ll hear parents say, “I need a vacation from my vacation.”. It is not that we are ungrateful for vacations it is just that any shifts to our already stuffed weekly routines take a while to recover from. We need to catch up on laundry because we took time to …

When Angels Fall: You Might Fall for Them

If Jean Paul Sartre had Cirque du Soleil urges, you might end up with Raphaëlle Boitel’sWhen Angels Fall. It is darker where the angels live than you might imagine, but they have a sense of humour and some serious skills too. I was provided tickets for review of this performance. …

Craving in New England: Spice, Raw, Fresh, Warm

Here are some of the dishes I’m craving right now. These are all things I have delved into lately. Mushrooms I love mushrooms all year but especially in the winter. The earthy umami flavour and toothsome texture of mushrooms are hearty, cozy and comforting. These are some gorgeous mushrooms from …