Pastry Chefs Gather for Sugar Rush

We are not Paris, but Boston’s pastry scene is magnifique and has been developing at a the speed that spun sugar sets over the last few years.  I got a taste of some of what the area’s best pastry chefs have to offer at the 4th Annual Sugar Rush.  Sugar Rush was started by pastry…

Travel to Toronto: Hôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square

Toronto isn’t my city.  My city is Boston and when I talk about “the city” I mean NYC.  On the other hand, Toronto is the city I grew up with.  It was the place we drove a little over an hour to visit family and friends for special occasions or planned a trip to for…

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 was figure out exactly where Methuen was and when I realised how quick and easy it was to get there, I gathered up the family and we headed out. From…

Early Harvest: Apples, Fritters and Pies (Sponsored)

August is that time with lingering summer heat and last beach days. September we go back to school but the summer sun is still strong. Fall, flannel plaid and apple picking still seems very far off. However, late August and early September is actually the best time to go apple picking. Apples are one of…

Mix-It Up For Dinner or Lunch: Cambridge

Earlier this summer I was invited to check out a restaurant that I have walked by many times but never stopped in.  After my first visit, I have been back within a week with the whole family. I know these hot summer nights will have us ordering takeout a lot too. Mix-It is on Massachusetts…

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 Peanuts comic strip, I have four very clear images in my head: Schroeder at the piano, Linus with his banket, Lucy at her “advice” booth, and Charlie Brown all scruffy on the…

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…

Dinner Tonight: June 11, 2017

Today was an errand day and a shopping day.  We trekked out to MarketStreet in Lynnfield to pick up one of Isabelle’s birthday presents.  We also got a dress for me at Pink Parkway. Then we stopped into the Amazon Books store for our first irl (in real life as opposed to url -not in real life) Amazon…

Secret Burger Sauce

Shake Shack has one. McDonalds has a song about theirs; Do you remember it? Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce … on a sesame seed bun? No doubt your favourite ‘secret burger’ on the menu at places like Craigie on Main, Alden & Harlow, and Drink all have a secret sauce too.  So why…

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…

Where to Eat: Boston Calling Music Festival 2017

If you want you grab a bite heading to or from Boston Calling here are my suggestions: Diner food and just a fun chill spot: Breakfast Club I’m so egg-cited, and I just can’t hide it 💃🏼🎶 @thebreakfastclubboston is a hidden gem in lower Allston with a huge brunch menu. Their benedicts are super creative…