Rail Trail’s New Fall Menu: Dining in Hudson

Ontario autumn ūüćĀ #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 if it is my state of mind or if it really is so, but the fall foliage is especially beautiful this year. ¬†I see paintings everywhere I go. ¬†The light…

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…

Easter: A Tisket A Tasket A Local Boston Basket

I love Easter. ¬†Well, we don’t celebrate Easter but I love the memory of Easter brunches in Toronto. ¬†We used to go fairly often to my parents’ friend’s place; they were like family to us. ¬†We would drive a good hour to get there and when we did we were rewarded with a table of…

Shrove Tuesday: An Ode to All the Pancakes In Boston & Beyond

Shrove Tuesday, also known as pancake day, always falls 47 days before Easter and is always February 3 and March 9. In some English churches at noon on shrove Tuesday the pancake bell is rung signaling that it is time to prepare the pancakes. It signals the first day of lent a day when traditionally…

A Tale of Two Rugelach: Commonwealth Cambridge & Mamaleh’s

Rugelach is a classic New York Jewish treat. It is made with a cream cheese pastry crust.  I have never made rugelach (I don’t think) but I recently did try my hand at a cream cheese crust for this rugelach inspired savoury crostata.   Cream cheese adds to the flavours and textures of the pastry.  Here…

A Delicious 88 Acres: Nut-Free Snacking

“He eats like a bird.” is often said with a scrunched-up nose and a bit of a snarl. ¬†With 88 Acres though, eating like a bird is a good thing especially if you can find a bag of their incredibly addictive, smart, and delicious chocolate and sea salt seednola. 88 Acres is an interesting company….

Prep School: Garlic Oil

This year, I am trying to be a bit more efficient both out of necessity and for sanity’s sake.  If I am not organized, I find myself making lunches in the early morning, then moments after the kids are off to school I am prepping my own lunch and breakfast. Then, only an hour or…

Screaming Labor Day Ice Cream Cake Recipe (Sponsored)

We’re screaming because it is a party and every party needs a little noise. ¬†We’re screaming because summer is coming to an end. ¬†We’re screaming for ice cream and we’ll continue enjoying it year-round to remember all those great summer days. This is the perfect dessert for your Labor Day BBQ because it is so…

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe Mashup

I never remember how I make a recipe anymore.  I’m definitely becoming my mother in a round about sort of way.  I am usually a recipe follower, and technically I still am, whereas my mother is an amazing improvizational cook.  In any case, for my pies I mix recipes because I have a favourite pie…

Picnic Like You Have a Personal Chef: Post 390

There is something idyllic about a picnic.  From large family picnics at the local playground on a summer’s day staying up too late, and keeping cool by running through the sprinkler to a picnic for two with your boyfriend on a city picnic bench or at the beach.  You don’t need a reservation.  You can…

A Study without Books & A Deli Beyond Rye: Kendall Square Dining

Kendall Square has had many upgrades when it comes to dining out. ¬†The days of long lines waiting for a bowl of chili or a simple sandwich are over. ¬†Now the time you spend on lunch is deciding where to go. ¬†Even the coffee options are endless. Do you grab a latt√© and a chocolate…

Fantasy Thanksgiving Menu: Boston Area Thanksgiving To Go

   I love to cook, so our Thanksgiving is prepared by me and my entire family with a few exceptions. We always have a selection of Fastachi nuts, seeds, and mixes for guests to nibble on while the turkey is cooking. I also love the ooey gooey deliciousness of Petsi Pies pecan pie so I…