Turkeys & Turkey Trots

If you would prefer to have your Turkey prepared and cooked for you, then you check out Planning for Thanksgiving:  Buy it.  If you want to tackle the bird yourself then you’ve got several options. Since childhood, I have always been someone who prefers vegetables and fish to meat especially poultry …

What's For Dinner?

It’s a grey, now rainy, day today and there is a definite chill in the air.  This would be a perfect day to curl up with a book.  If I were still in college, I would probably head to a local cafe with my books and a notebook and actually …

Planning for Thanksgiving: Buy It

Let’s face it — life’s different now.  This can mean many things for many people.  Maybe it has to do with the recent election.  Maybe it has to do with life with children versus life before children.  Maybe it has to do with you when you were single versus you …

Restaurants, Reading & Changing the World

This is rather short notice, but there’s nothing like spontaneity.  If you already had a babysitter lined up then you’re all set and if not, you can contribute in other ways. Head out to The Elephant walk on Wednesday, November 12th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for their Benefit Reception …

Veterans Day/Remembrance Day

This is a day of rememberance of those who fought for our freedom.  Today, I was saddened to hear from Bob Oakes on NPR that one of every four homeless people in New England is a veteran.  There are many ways to help the homeless year-round.  This is a good …

Sweet Tooth

Somehow the holidays are upon us at the stroke of midnight on November 1st.  Whole foods has their holiday orders table set up in the meat department.  Formaggio Kitchen has their list of delicious Thanksgiving offerings.  Hi-Rise has their towering list that sways down over the weekly dinner sheet at …

Falling Back: Adjusting to the Time Change

As the parent of young children there are many ways to cope with the time change.  You can plan ahead and slowly adjust your family’s schedule by 15 minutes a day for several days.  You can try to function on “old time” for a little while and slowly adjust after …

Vote and You Shall Receive

Get up and vote today and you shall be rewarded.  You will not only have the honour of choosing the next president, but you will also use your super powers as a valid member of this democracy.  Just in case that wasn’t enough, some companies have decided to give you …

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 …