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…

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…

I Don’t Celebrate Any Old Day: Pie Day

Pi is a pretty special number.  It is an irrational number (I can be irrational sometimes too, but my love of pie is all reasonable). The date 3/14 is known as Pi Day because it represents the 1st three digits of pi.  It is also the birthday of Albert Einstein, who was born in 1879….

From Eaton’s to Macy’s

https://www.nfb.ca/film/sweater/embed/player/ The Sweater, Sheldon Cohen, National Film Board of Canada My Macy’s growing up was Eaton’s. The iconic stripes of an Eaton’s gift box always held something special inside. My bubbe used to work at the confection counter at Eaton’s in Winnipeg and would always bring a box of chocolate rosettes as a treat when she…

Thanksgiving Prep: Pie Crusts & Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce and pie crusts are the first things I make for Thanksgiving. I always make the same cranberry sauce from my Classic Canadian Cooking book from Elizabeth Baird.  I carry this cookbook with me wherever I go.  When I was little I had my “pink Mickey”, which was my blanket that brought me comfort. …

Lyndell’s Love: A Somerville Bakery With ‘Old School’ Charm

The thing about becoming a teacher or parent of a school aged child in the area is that you learn about all the important things.  Important things such as which playground has the best shade on a sunny morning or sun on a cool fall afternoon.  Important things such as which lunch box is sturdy…

Family Time in Long Island Wine Country

One of the reasons I love living is Boston is that you can get just about anywhere from here.  In an hour or so you can be at the beaches on Cape Cod or the Islands, you can settle into the base of a mountain in Vermont, or you can walk the rocky shores of…

Pie Glorious Pie: Enjoy a slice or 3.14 today

If you’re hungry for knowledge, then head over to the Harvard Book Store to browse their Pi display.  MIT also has the non-edible side of Pi day planned for you.  Once you’ve worked up an appetite, then you can grab a slice of pie at one of our favourite places for pie. Petsi Pies Petsi…