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 lucky to attend one of Harvets’ “The Book and the Cook” evenings a while back and loved it.  The setup is great, you sit with other guests side by side…

Piattini: Newbury Street’s Little Segreto

Newbury Street has grown on me over the years.  It used to be the street I loved to hate.  Cringing at the tourists that came just to shop in the same stores they could find in just about any city anywhere and picking them out from the crowd was something my husband and I did…

Memorial Day Weekend in Boston & Nearby

Start by checking out some of my favourite things to see and do for Memorial Day Weekend in Boston. ​​ Memorial Day Eating Whether you want to grill a burger at home or enjoy a burger out, the options are many.   Who makes your favorite burger? If you can, go to MF Dulock and…

Mother’s Day Your Way

Moms are all different and unique. Therefore, Mother’s Day should be celebrated in just as many different ways.  There are the double mom families and the single mom families. There are the grandma families and the “missing mom” families.  Finding the right gift or outing doesn’t have to be difficult.  Flowers are appreciated by some…

Lincoln Tavern Brunch: South Boston is Only 5 Miles from Here

Okay, I’ll admit it.  To me South Boston is a bit of a fantastical distant land.  I’ve heard of that particular ‘hood and certainly seen it portrayed in the movies but the reality of Southie didn’t quite seem approachable.  The problem is that in my real life, real world existence, I had a growing list…

Boston Hotel Spotlight: Element Seaport

Finding a hotel in any metropolitan city can be a little mind boggling. There are the posh hotels downtown that risk being party central, budget busting, or just too close to the hustle and bustle to be conducive to a good night’s sleep. There are the hotels that claim to be in the city but,…

Brunch a Love Story: Il Casale

il Casale Cucina Italiana in Belmont is a warm, welcoming space.  The dining room is often filled with regulars from around town, the occasional Top Chef film crew, and those who have heard how good the food is. I am a fan of dinner at il Casale and have been in for special occasions and…

Best Boston Super Bowl Parties: Bite by Bite

You can make cute football shaped foods, and go all out with the decor for an awesome DIY Super Bowl party but when push comes to tackle, there are only two important things for a successful Super Bowl party:  a big tv & some tasty food and drinks. If you live in the Boston area, you have some…

Super Bowl Party: Chicken Stuffed Avocado 

​​These chicken stuffed avocados are a quick and easy way to keep the party going without missing any of the game.  Make a tray of them for a crowd or a plate for two. Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados with Hot Sauce (serves 2) Ingredients  Prepared chicken salad, 2 scoops, about 4 TBSP 1 ripe avocado…

Lunch on the Pier: Pier 6 Boston

There is something comforting about being by the water in the winter.  It’s quiet and peaceful.  The windows are all closed and it feels cosy to be inside overlooking the water.  Something about the clear cool air and the quietness of the water is refreshing.  I met with a few fellow bloggers recently for lunch at…