Capo Gets a New Pastry Chef: Kate Holowchik

The one thing that Capo, a restaurant in South Boston, was missing was a decent dessert. They went above and beyond and now have Pastry Chef Kate Holowchik working her magic.

Judging the Gingerbread House Competition at Boston Christmas Festival

Henry has been a judge for quite a few years now and as he gets older, he takes the job more and more seriously.  For the past couple of years, he has begged me for a ‘proper’ score card so he could judge more than just kids’ choice.  Instead, since I have so much trouble…

Travel to North Adams: The Porches Inn at Mass MoCA

As I mentioned the other day, I have been bitten by the travel bug or perhaps I was born with it (the more likely story).  In any case, I love Fall in New England so I don’t like to travel too far and one of my favourite places to go when there is a chill…

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…

The Incredible (non-edible) Egg: Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO

Cirque du Soleil will be performing in Boston from September 6th to the 10th with OVO at the Agganis Arena. This one is not under the big top but Cirque Du Soleil can transform any space they move into. OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, immerses you into Cirque Du Soleil's fantastical colorful ecosystem bursting with entomological life. The world of bug work,…

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…

Red Sox Baseball at Fenway: Tips & Tricks for Families

Do you know how much it costs to go to the movies these days?  Of course you do, because you have kids and that means that a night at the movies can cost $53.96 for a family of four. I love the movies, but when the weather is good and the only movies you haven’t…

Chilled Out & Filled Up:  Brunch at Club Passim

I haven’t been to Club Passim in a very long time.  So much has changed and yet so much has remained the same.  The space has the same feel, the music is still mellow and wonderful (neither too loud nor just background music).  What is new is the space is slightly larger than I remember…

Beyond the Burbs: Sugaring Season

Last week was all about pancakes.  This week we’re boiling down sap to make syrup.  This weather is throwing all the sugar shacks for a loop. You can travel out to “beyond the ‘burbs” in just about any direction and find a sugar shack.  It just depends how far you want to go, and most…