La Chandeleur: Crêpe Day aka Candlemas

February 2nd is La Chandeleur, a French holiday. Some say the holiday celebrates the sun and longer days of sunlight ahead.  As for Candlemas, that refers to February 2nd the date marking when Jesus was presented at the temple in Jerusalem. Before this religious tie in, Chandeleur was rooted in pagan traditions celebrating the fertility…

Best Boston Super Bowl Parties: Bite by Bite

You can make cute football shaped foods, and go all out with the decor for an awesome DIY Super Bowl party but when push comes to tackle, there are only two important things for a successful Super Bowl party:  a big tv & some tasty food and drinks. If you live in the Boston area, you have some…

Super Bowl Party: Chicken Stuffed Avocado 

​​These chicken stuffed avocados are a quick and easy way to keep the party going without missing any of the game.  Make a tray of them for a crowd or a plate for two. Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados with Hot Sauce (serves 2) Ingredients  Prepared chicken salad, 2 scoops, about 4 TBSP 1 ripe avocado…

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…

Lunch on the Pier: Pier 6 Boston

There is something comforting about being by the water in the winter.  It’s quiet and peaceful.  The windows are all closed and it feels cosy to be inside overlooking the water.  Something about the clear cool air and the quietness of the water is refreshing.  I met with a few fellow bloggers recently for lunch at…

New Years Eve Fun with Boston Ballet

If you aren’t sure that you can handle the crowds and the cold at First Night in Boston, NYE Nutcracker with Boston Ballet is a great way to ring in the new year. Spend time together in the beautiful, warm and festive Boston Opera House.  You’ll be treated to a brass concert of Holiday songs…

Weekend Guide: Maker Marts, Pop Ups and Markets Galore

So much fun going on this weekend.  Here are a few things on my radar. 5 must do’s Boston Winter Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker Cross things off your list by getting groceries and pulling together gift baskets at Brother’s Marketplace. Make Cookies Kick back and have a cocktail. Street Theory Pop Up Gallery Friday, December 9th 5…

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…

Bah Humbug It’s Nutcracker Time

Boston Ballet invited me to see this year’s Nutcracker performance and I decided to put my carol-belting, holiday baking, dance-loving self aside for a little holiday twist on this year’s review. If you can’t stop singing Christmas carols and you love the smell of pine trees everywhere then this post isn’t for you.  If you are picking…

City Hall Plaza does Winter Right: Boston Winter Opens December 7th

There are some trends that I could do without (like pet cafés) and others that I hope become tradition (like pop up ski lodges in the city).  In New York City you can “aprés ski” atop rooftops on faux fur lined seats in cute little makeshift cabins. Paris’ Village de Noel is more like a Christmas…