Back to School & Back in Time: American Girl Grace Thomas Train Ride

As children are making the transition from carefree summer days to the structured days of school, you don’t have to put away your suitcases and bathing suits quite yet.  School-free weekdays may be over, but it’s still summer outside and a weekend trip here or there is a great way to tiptoe towards fall. Easing back into reading…

Lyndell’s Love: A Somerville Bakery With ‘Old School’ Charm

The thing about becoming a teacher or parent of a school aged child in the area is that you learn about all the important things.  Important things such as which playground has the best shade on a sunny morning or sun on a cool fall afternoon.  Important things such as which lunch box is sturdy…

Field Trip: Seven Stars Bakery- Providence, Rhode Island

I buy Seven Stars Bakery breads at my local Whole Foods (Fresh Pond, Cambridge).  I love their durham stick.  So, when my husband had a cyclocross race near the Franklin Park Zoo in Rhode Island, we just had to stop at the real bakery on the way home. I warmed up with a much needed…

Mondays Are Better with Pain

Mondays can be a pain in the @$$.  If you don’t start Monday off right you might feel like there’s no hope for the week ahead.  Sometimes it is the little things like the milk in your coffee curdling or having the perfect cappuccino that make or break your Monday.  Today, simply finding a Pain…

Mamadou’s & Winston’s Flowers

So what’s new? Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery is now open in Winchester.  Mamadou’s has been at the farmer’s market in Arlington.  Mamadou is from Senegal and is now offering artisan bread all year at their Winchester Bakery on 63 Swanton Street  They are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am – 6pm. Winston isn’t just Flowers anymore.  Winston Flowers now has…