Ballerinas and Tacos

Today is World Ballet Day but it is also National Taco Day so clearly if you live in the US the only thing to do today is to take a ballet class or buy tickets for a ballet, and then go out for tacos. From now until October 30th Margaritas Mexican Restaurant’s Taco Gigante, a…

Make the Trade: Trade Boston

Trade your regular old date night for something different this year.  Step outside your date night comfort zone and you won’t regret taking it.  I know as parents we’re tired and sometimes lucky enough to make it out the door on date night.  You’ve got this and once you get there you won’t regret the…

Return of the Weekend Guide: September 16-18th

Our long-lost friend, the Weekend Guide, is back! We live in a region that is full of options and opportunities and making a curated list of things to do each weekend is one of my favourite things to do for my readers.  What I get in return is a feeling of satisfaction and joy when…

Too Hot to Cook:  The Foodery to the Rescue

I don’t handle heat well.  So summer cooking on a good day is outside on the grill or in a single pan. I’ll happily have some chopped up raw vegetables from our CSA, but the rest of the family usually wants something a little more than that. Takeout gets expensive and we easily fall into…

CSA Greens: A Vietnamese Style Noodle Salad Recipe

We pick up our Lindentree Farm share on Tuesdays, which means that Mondays I take inventory in the fridge.  The goal is to have most of the fresh vegetables (the lettuces, the greens, the herbs, the bok choy etc.) used up before we pick up the next week’s share.  This morning I found some leftover…

Date ‘Night’ in Chelsea

Time and money are often the uninvited guests at the table on date night.  One way to work around both is to have lunchtime dates or find hidden gems.   Ciao Pizza and Pasta is my new found (thanks to Richard of The Passionate Foodie) casual lunch with friends, pizza out with the kids, date…

Cinco de Mayo: Local Ingredients for your Taco Party

We are not anywhere close to the border of Mexico.  We are not California nor are we Texas, but New Englanders have an appreciation for the occasional night of tacos and margaritas nonetheless.  We may not have the taquerias that California is famous for nor do we have the abuelas of Mexico stirring up pots…

Dinner at La Motta

The South End has an interesting dining scene. There are the sought after spots cooking up some of the best bites you will ever put in your mouth. There are the delicious, unfussy, neighborhood spots for regulars and visitors alike. There are the less chef-driven kitchens that just put out good, popular dishes, that are…

Leah’s Dinner: Fuji at Assembly (Somerville)

My daughter,  my friend’s high schooler, and I had a girls’ night out this Friday while the boys had a movie night in. It was a low key fun night catching up and chatting. Talking teen and tween innuendos, music, food and life in general.  The food at Fuji at Assembly was delicious and the…

Freshii Space: Tasty, Fast and Fresh 

In Back Bay, there is a plethora of pastries with Flour, South End Buttery, Café Madeleine, Formaggio, and Wholy Grain. In the neighborhood.  Then there are the burger spots such as Tasty Burger and 5 Napkin Burgers with salty, fried goodness. There is definitely a time for that sweet tooth to be satiated and that…

10 Reasons to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Suburbs (Boston)

The city (Boston) is known for being vibrant, sleepless, up all night, and hot hot hot but the suburbs get the reputation of being sleepy and void of hipness.  Lately though, while city folks are doing their thing, the suburbs have been quietly upping their game. Gone are the days of a 3 hour wait to…