Jackson Homestead and Museum

Jackson Homestead and Museum

Allen and I visited Jackson Homestead and Museum in Newton, MA, recently. It is the first house I’ve been to that was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The house was built in 1809 by Timothy Jackson. His son, William, became an abolitionist and was one of two community members who offered his home as […]

Porcini’s and Cornish Pasty Co

Porcini’s and Cornish Pasty Co

I love Italian food; I say it’s in my blood. Ancestry DNA says I’m 13% Italian. So when Allen suggested we go to an Italian restaurant in Watertown that I hadn’t been to before, I was game. Porcini’s is a nice little restaurant with a dark and cozy ambiance. The tables were pretty close together, […]

A Cheese-y Night

A Cheese-y Night

Any day that includes cheese is a happy day in my book. So I greatly enjoyed a cheese tasting event at a local cheese shop, Curds & Co. Some friends and I enjoyed its “after dark” event that took place after the shop was closed to the public. We tried around 6 different cheeses that […]

Providence Eats

My birthday is a week away. My list has stalled due to health issues, but I will keep at it. I’m almost halfway done. I attended a conference in Providence a couple of months ago and tried a slew of new restaurants… Caserta Pizzeria: made-to-order pizza with black olives (my favorite) The Malted Barley: specializes […]

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Starstruck: John and Julianne

A friend and I saw John Cameron Mitchell on his “Origin of Love” Tour a couple of months ago. He performed many songs from his musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch and also shared life stories in between songs. I’ve only seen the musical (theater and film versions) a handful of times, so I was […]