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Our Non-Routine

November 15, 2012
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Since moving back CK and I have started to slowly work out a new New England daily routine again. This generally involves setting the alarm for 7:00 AM, then turning it off for another 30 minutes and going back to sleep instead of getting up and going to the gym. Then by the time I […]

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Authentic Chinese Cooking with Lilly Jan at Create-a-Cook

November 5, 2010
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As I not so patiently waited for the evening of my authentic Chinese cooking class to arrive my one constant mantra became dumplings…dumplings…dumplings. Lilly Jan was somehow going to teach me how to make dumplings and I couldn’t be happier. This particular class was held at my favorite instructional cooking venue, Create-a-Cook. Create-a-Cook is located […]

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Flour’s Famous Banana Bread

September 2, 2010
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A troupe of old gnarly bananas have commandeered my freezer. The bundles of blackened fruit take up a rather large amount of valuable real estate and the peas and chicken breasts are not impressed at all. Even though a minor war has errupted, I still buy more. These new shiny yellow recruits, currently calmly perched […]

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Davis Square Farmers Market Opening Day

May 26, 2010
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As I type this it’s currently 86 horrible degrees in Boston. Yesterday was similarly unbearable for what is generally speaking a very mild time of year in New England. This sudden heat wave essentially put me over the edge and I found myself beyond irate that I had moved into a loft without central air, […]

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Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar

August 5, 2009
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Baby Emily and her Mommy, Meghan, took me out for ice cream last week after we continued our “Ladies Who Lunch” tradition. Just a dangerously short ride from their lovely home is the spectacular Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar. One of my few laments about living in the city is the inability to have this type […]

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Picking Strawberries at Shelburne Farm

June 19, 2009
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When the weather is cold and dreary like this I always think about Glo Worm toys. I didn’t have the plush version with the battery operated light-up face. I just had one of the plastic ones that you held under a table lamp to charge. Then when I turned out my bedroom light the Glo […]

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Penzeys Spices in Arlington

June 17, 2009
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I embarrassingly admitted to the fact that I’d never been to the Penzeys Spices store in Arlington the other day and several of my fellow bloggers demanded that I make a command appearance as soon as possible. What’s a girl to do? Well obviously I obeyed and made it a priority to stop by that […]

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A Cold Day in Rockport

May 18, 2009
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An email arrived late last week from a mutual friend of ours, Rob Diebboll, who happens to be a lovely local artist. Rob recently moved his studio to the quaint seaside town of Rockport and invited us to stop by during the town’s Motif #1 Days festival. I’m not only a fan of Rob’s work […]

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