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…

Perfect Hostess Gifts from the Grocery Store: Shop Local at Brothers Marketplace

There really is nothing quite as exciting as a really good gift basket.  Some fresh fruit, some cookies, a little of this an a little of that.  It’s a bit like the jackpot of the holiday gifts.  A gift basket doesn’t have to be over the top to be fabulous but you want to avoid…

5 Local Hostess Gifts: Drink Local

When I refer to “hostess” I use the broad definition.  What I mean by that is if you are attending a party you bring a hostess gift, and if you are hosting a party you deserve to treat yourself.  We’ve all joined our summer and fall CSAs and some brave souls have also signed up…

Join The Club: Beer-cause I Love You That Much

Beer is not just a passing trend.  Beer in our fair city and country has grown up over the past decade.  From pairings to offerings beer is no longer wine’s plaid wearing, “hoser” like, scraggly bearded younger sibling.  She’s all grown up!  But like wine, it’s not easy to know what you like and why…

Valentine’s Day: A Different Type of Bubbly

Now that you have little ones, your lifestyle may have changed a tad.  It might be time to revamp Valentine’s day. If you still fit in your lingerie or have purchased something new to show off your hot mama bod then go for it. For me, lingerie is no longer in the front, or even…

Chicken with Olives and Tangy Beer-Tomato Sauce

This recipe is a slight modification of a recipe from Maryana Vollstedt’s book The big book of casseroles. Chicken with olives and tangy beer-tomato sauce Remember to double the recipe if you are making it for your family and another family.  Otherwise one recipe will give you 6 servings. Ingredients: Tangy Beer-Tomato Sauce 1 can of tomato…