10 Reasons to Join a Private Club: The Hermitage Club

Belonging comes in many different forms.  We belong to families.  We belong to communities.  We belong to churches or temples or mosques.  We belong to schools, or health clubs.  We belong to Meetup groups and Facebook groups. We belong to work groups and workout groups. Belonging is something that we all seek out as human beings….

Come Winter…

Come winter, there is something other than a chill in the air. Morning light has magic.  The invisible becomes visible. We breathe like dragons, wisps and puffs of exhales dance before our faces. Our frozen vehicle slowly begins to thaw beneath us just as we pull into school.  After drop off, I sit at the…

Winter Farmer’s Market: Beyond Kale

Why bother going to a farmer’s market in the winter?  If you live in New England are you just going to a room full of booths with kale and other hardy greens?  Fear not, the winter’s farmers markets go way beyond root vegetables and fibrous greens.  There is locally roasted coffee, baked treats to keep…

New England Sangria: Gold and Red Sparkling Sangria (Recipe)

I wanted to make a winter sangria that I could enjoy myself after a day of running around, baking, shopping, taxiing the kids here and there, but also fancy enough to serve at a dinner party or a casual gathering with friends. This is what I came up with. Aside from the Pomegranate and Moscato…