A Bevy of Biergartens

The Boston area seems to have really embraced the biergarten concept. This is a beautiful thing if you're a beer drinker. Within a few weeks' time, Allen and I visited three outdoor beer gardens within a 20-minute drive. Notch Brewing from Salem, MA, has set up shop in the Charles River Speedway in Brighton. It's... Continue Reading →

A Brunch to Remember

The brunch I had the other day is one of the best I've ever had. The location of the brunch spot is unassuming: a short strip mall in a Boston suburb. Also in the strip mall is a branch of the US post office and a pharmacy that look straight out of the 1950s. I... Continue Reading →

Vegetable Confetti

I've been hearing about microgreens for years, thinking that they were merely cute baby lettuce leaves. On a whim, I ordered some recently while placing my regular order with Misfits Market, an online produce and pantry retailer. When they arrived, I headed to Google to find out what to do with them. I had no... Continue Reading →

Chilling on the South Shore

My birthday destination this year was Scituate, a town about an hour south of Boston. We couldn't venture very far this year, because I had to travel for my college reunion the day after my birthday. Scituate was a nice little town on the ocean. Not too much going on, but we had some really... Continue Reading →

Staring Down 47

My birthday is next week. I initially groan and kvetch with every passing year, but then I remind myself that every day is a gift and getting older "beats the alternative." I am thankful for living another year, even though this last one was one of the hardest years of my life, health-wise. Physically and... Continue Reading →

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