City Living Boston

Last Minute Gift Ideas: Forgot the Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker

I can say it is officially crunch time.  As we walk to the car around the puddles, there are little tiny ridges of crunchy white snowy ice.  School is having it’s all-school sing and pot-luck.  In a couple days the children will be home for the holidays whatever they may …

Christmas in Carver: From Carving Turkey To Carving Out Family Time

What does a family of New York (once or twice removed) Jews do when Chanukah falls right around Christmas?  We carve out some family time.  You can’t have a Chanukah party two weeks before Chanukah starts because waiting for the first night will be an eternity for the kids.  It …

Sustainable Saturday

(I know today is Friday, but I’ll be away from my computer on Saturday so just close your eyes until then or click on another article and save this for tomorrow.) The next secretary of agriculture will soon be chosen.  If you would like to read a little about what …

Oatmeal Cookie Mix

This is taken from Canadian Living.  It was a holiday insert of theirs from a couple years ago. The ingredients are layared into a clear jar.  Be sure to attach the instructions for cooking.  If you want to take it up a notch, get a basket to put the “fresh” ingredients …

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 …

Sofra: The Details

My favourite new coffee spot and bakery/cafe is Sofra and I’ve written about it briefly, but now you can get the details.  The bakery is a great place to stop for breakfast as an alternative to a large chain.  The quality of the coffee and food and in particular the …