Downton Abbey exhibit kitchen

Back to Downton

I’ve missed you, dear readers! I spent the summer packing, moving, unpacking…and we’re still unpacking… I have 10 more things left to do for this year’s birthday list, and at least 10 that I haven’t reported on yet, so let’s begin. The only TV show I’ve watched religiously in years is Downton Abbey. What anglophile […]

Dark Chocolate Chickpeas

I was in CVS the other day looking for a snack. And I came upon dark chocolate chickpeas. I like dark chocolate and I like chickpeas, but I would never dream of melding the two together. I decided to try them. They’re…OK. I’m neutral. The chickpea is pretty tasteless, or maybe it’s just that the […]

Neighborhood Restaurants

I’ve lived in my neighborhood for 10 years and am in the process of moving to a new neighborhood (albeit within walking distance of my current one). I’m glad I made it to two neighborhood restaurants before I left. I’ve walked by both of them countless times, thinking, “I have to try this place someday.” […]

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 […]

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 […]