Ode to Verrill Farm

Verill Farm is a place that I’ve always wanted to go.   I have heard only good things about the farm stand.  With the hectic life of running after a two year old and a four year old and living in Cambridge I have never quite made it out there. …

Planning For Thanksgiving: Cook It

If you’re coming over for Thanksgiving, this is what’s on our menu. Roast Turkey with Bacon-herb butter and cider gravy (Bon Appetit Nov. 2008) Roasted Fall Vegetables in Cheddar Crust (Eating Well Dec. 2008) Herb and Onion Stuffing (Bon Appetit Nov. 2008) or Rustic Bread Stuffing with Dried Cranberries & Oyster …

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 …

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 …