City Living

City Living

Boston, Massachusetts
Food & Drink
Whether you love to cook or live to dine out, I've got you covered.  I am at home in the kitchen but only because I have so many incredibly tasty options if I don't have...
City Living
City living may mean traffic at your doorstep and "walk in" closets the size of a high school locker, but we put up with those little nothings because of everything else city living has to...
Travel
As soon as you step out the door you are traveling. Be a tourist at home or explore the world.
Your Weekend Guide: All the Weekend Vibes
Weekend Guide: In Boston, the 'burbs and beyond   Check out what I've got my eye on for the week(end).  What I love about weekends in a city like Boston is that you can go...

City Living

City living may mean traffic at your doorstep and “walk in” closets the size of a high school locker, but we put up with those little nothings because of everything else city living has to offer.  We have the world at our fingertips from cafés and restaurants to lectures and performances.  Boston and Cambridge have so much going on every day not only because they are cities but because they are university-filled cities.  We are lucky to live in such an amazing place and whether you’re stopping by for a weekend or you have been a lifelong resident, I’m keeping you in the loop.

Holiday Lights When You Don’t Celebrate Christmas (Sponsored)
Holiday Lights When You Don’t Celebrate Christmas (Sponsored)
Holiday lights come in all shapes and sizes. I like to decorate with tiny string lights to go with our menorah. In Medieval Europe trees...
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Beautiful Utility: A Motto to Live By (Sponsored)
Beautiful Utility: A Motto to Live By (Sponsored)
We all love beautiful things and there are those who keep them tucked away and safe and others who want to enjoy them every day....
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Fall Foliage In and Out of the City
Fall Foliage In and Out of the City
Fall is one of my favourite times of year.  It always has been.  I don't love the heat of a tireless summer sun but I...
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I Love Fall Outings: Mann Orchards' Corn Maze
I Love Fall Outings: Mann Orchards' Corn Maze
I was recently invited to visit the new Riverside Farms corn maze at Mann Orchards in Methuen, MA.  The first thing I had to do...
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Peanuts at Fenway: Charlie Brown
I love getting the paper and reading the comics.  I loved it as a kid and I still do now.  When I think of the...
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Harvest's The Book and the Cook:  Battersby
 Harvest Restaurant is nestled down in one of Harvard Square's little nooks and has a fabulous patio for this time of year.  I was...
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Food & Drink

Whether you love to cook or live to dine out, I’ve got you covered.  I am at home in the kitchen but only because I have so many incredibly tasty options if I don’t have the time or desire to cook. Part of the joy of city living is having a myriad of great restaurants at my finger tips. My children are raised on food from our kitchen and from hole in the wall family operations to some of the country’s top chef’s kitchens.

Chocolate Orange Crunchy Cookie Drops: Holiday Cookies
Chocolate Orange Crunchy Cookie Drops: Holiday Cookies
Vintage crunchy cookie drop recipe gets an update as Isabelle bakes for the Flour Bakery & Café annual cookie swap in Cambridge, MA. This Crunchy...
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Leftovers From Thanksgiving: Risotto Freezer Meals
Leftovers From Thanksgiving: Risotto Freezer Meals
Leftovers from Thanksgiving do not need to be eaten right away. Instead, make a risotto freezer meal to enjoy later this winter for a quick...
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Favourite Cookbooks: The Broad Fork
Favourite Cookbooks: The Broad Fork
I love a good cookbook.  I read them. I browse them. I cook from them. I get inspiration from them. One that I love is...
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Thanksgiving Risotto: A Gluten-Free Alternative to Stuffing
Thanksgiving Risotto: A Gluten-Free Alternative to Stuffing
Thanksgiving recipe for risotto. You can eat this risotto year-round, but it also makes a great gluten-free stuffing alternative.
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Thanksgiving Croutons For Salad and Stuffing
Thanksgiving Croutons For Salad and Stuffing
I get impatient for the flavours of Thanksgiving so I make these croutons for fall salads. Thanksgiving croutons are easy to make. They can be...
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Capo Gets a New Pastry Chef: Kate Holowchik
Capo Gets a New Pastry Chef: Kate Holowchik
The one thing that Capo, a restaurant in South Boston, was missing was a decent dessert. They went above and beyond and now have Pastry...
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Judging the Gingerbread House Competition at Boston Christmas Festival
Judging the Gingerbread House Competition at Boston Christmas Festival
Henry has been a judge for quite a few years now and as he gets older, he takes the job more and more seriously.  For...
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Rail Trail's New Fall Menu: Dining in Hudson
Rail Trail's New Fall Menu: Dining in Hudson
Ontario autumn 🍁 #artes#groupofseven#ontario#ago#canada#autumnleaves#artes#toronto A post shared by Mari Rustan (@mary_of_silence) on Oct 25, 2017 at 2:37pm PDT Photo provided by @Mary_of_Silence I don't know...
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Halloween

Let’s begin with a little something scary.  Apparently, we’re still using a lot of plastic bottles and recycling very few.  Here is a great animation representation of that.  Yes, it’s a little scary but safe for all eyes young and old.  If you’re thinking ahead start getting your co-workers, teachers, …

Almost Defeated: Juggling on a Monday Morning

I like to have a plan for whatever I do.  I’m not so rigid that I can’t let things go with the flow, but I just can’t function without a starting and ending point and a vague idea of how I’m getting from A to B.  Somehow, with the addition …

Food For Thought

Main course: I’m not actually going to give you food for your thoughts, but spending time thinking about this may change how you shop and eat.  The question is how do you define value when it comes to food?  Do you just look at price?  What about the quality of …

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 …

Belmont Farmer's Market Pizza Night

      Tonight my husband and I had a late night dinner together.  The light was glowing, we sat with a glass of wine in hand, and a plate of fresh made pizza and a crisp salad. Sounds romantic right?  Well in fact, an hour or so prior to …

Coffee, Breakfast, and maybe a little Brunch or Lunch

Local openings, closings, new things, old things; anything that is on my radar will be listed here. So here goes: I.  Sofra Oleana has a new baby: Sofra.  Oleana is an amazing restaurant in Inman Square.  The food is incredible and the garden is fabulous.  They even have some inside/outside seating, heat lamps and blankets …

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