100 years ago, here in my hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, there was a tank explosion which sent a 15 foot wave of molasses careening into the city at 50 feet per second.  The North End, which is now filled with cannolis and restaurants making fresh pasta, was shut down for weeks after the flood killed […]

2019 is back in action and this year will be a year of slowing down, noticing and celebrating small joys, and of course adding new recipes into the portfolio! Taking a mini internet hiatus over the December break gave me some much needed time to pause, reflect on, and notice many of the positive things […]

Happy Vacation!  To all my teacher friends out there I know that these last few weeks have been filled with projects, work shares, exhaustion, and celebration.  You’ve made it and now it’s time to put your feet up and chill. I’ll be heading to Vermont in the morning and can’t wait to make the largest […]

After a relaxing weekend with friends in the Catskills we made a detour on the way home to cut down our Christmas tree!  Wandering the forest, saw in hand, we inspected each tree from top to bottom, eventually selecting our gem. Once home we filled our mugs with warm hot chocolate, turned on holiday tunes, […]

“Don’t wait for perfect conditions to move forward.”   Laying on my yoga mat last night my teacher began class with these words. I hadn’t been to the studio in several weeks and she seemed to be speaking directly to me! How does she always do that?  I spent the hour working through poses and re-introducing […]

Work has been HARD this week (even with only two days) and I am READY for a vacation.  I can’t wait to spend the next 4.5 days with family and friends preparing and eating tremendous meals.  We have a tradition of driving to see both of our families over the course of this holiday and […]

It’s Thanksgiving season, and this is the perfect soup to serve as a starter to that meal!  Last weekend we held our 9th annual Friends Thanksgiving, trekking up to Vermont for a long weekend of snacking, drinking, and enjoying a collaborative feast.  When we weren’t eating we were playing taboo, reading each other trivial pursuit […]

Walking in the door after work this evening I was welcomed by the rich smell of a homemade turkey stock that had been simmering for 24 hours in the crock pot!  The smells catapulted me back to our Friends Thanksgiving this past weekend and seemed to wash away the stresses of my day at work. […]

We finally went to see Hamilton and boy was it worth the splurge. While I knew it was going to be fantastic, I was blown away by the depth that the staging and choreography added to each song.   Also, this weekend we are celebrating our 9th Friends Thanksgiving!  After a romp in the snow […]

Growing up I proudly professed the unique fact that my parents, brother, and I all had birthdays that fell on holidays.  Each year I celebrate my birthday on July 4th, my brother was born on Mother’s day, and my father’s birthday occasionally lands on Thanksgiving.  As this story came up at dinner parties my mother […]