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…

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer

There comes a time in one’s life. and it isn’t necessarily adulthood, that breast cancer hits close to home.  It may be someone in your family, yourself, or a close friend that is forced to deal with it.  When it comes to fund raising to cure diseases, how does one choose what to support and…

Sixteen Reasons to See Swan Lake

Swan Lake is over a century old, but there is nothing stale or stuffy about it.  The choreography, special effects, set and stunning dancers have the audience sitting on the edge of their seats for Boston Ballet’s Swan Lake. This year, Boston Ballet offered a master class for Adult dancers of all levels.  I was…

Pasta to Push you Past the Finish Line: Boston Marathon Dining

Our weather has been so weird that it doesn’t really feel like the Boston Marathon is about to happen any time soon, but it is.  We are less than a fortnight away from the start of the marathon and whether you’re local or visiting, pasta (and lots of it) may be on the menu as…

The Perfect Quick Spring Breakfast Sandwich

   Ingredients an English muffin (I used Stone and Skillet) tangy, funky or sharp creamy cheese (goat cheese, Camembert, brie, whatever you feel like) a hard boiled egg (we make a 1/2 dozen or so every week to keep in the fridge using this perfect J. Kenji Alt method) pea shoots black pepper Toast, schmear,…

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…

The World On Ice in Boston: Worlds 2016

The swishy crunchy sound of a blades cutting through the ice, the passion, the athleticism, the speed, the camaraderie off the ice and rivalry on the ice, and the energy of the crowds, is filling TD Garden in Boston and this time it’s not for a Bruins game. The International Skating Union prestigious Worlds 2016 have…

Kaleidoscope: Boston Ballet’s Spring Fever

Okay, so it is snowing outside, and we’re all half-heartedly  grumbling. The truth is, we know we’ve been spoiled this winter and this little last hurrah of a snow fall is nothing we can’t handle. While the world outside is a bit confusing, there is nothing confusing going on at the Opera House. Boston Ballet has…

Boston Flower & Garden Show: Nurtured by Nature

  It is true that we have been treated to a winter without too much snow cover, but it still feels pretty amazing to walk into a huge space filled with flowers. Nature, even indoors is incredibly nurturing.  A stroll through the Boston Flower & Garden Show is a nice distraction from the grey skies outside….

Leah’s Lunch: Kane’s Donuts Pop Up (Chestnut Hill)

Okay, so this was not my lunch but I could have easily had a whole donut and a bowl of fruit and called it lunch.  Instead, I had a mini donut and later that day tasted a sliver of 4 donuts, an apple fritter, and a coffee roll. That’s how I keep my fabulous figure…

Leah’s Lunch: Moody’s Deli (Waltham)

Moody’s Deli is not a deli.  Well, it’s not just a deli.  If Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is a Seven Eleven then I suppose Moody’s could be a deli. New England Charcuterie is like Roald Dahl’s fantasy chocolate factory but for cured meats.  Lunch at Moody’s can be a combined deli grocery shopping trip and lunch…