matchbox art at Eliot School

Matchbox Art Class

Every year, I like to try a new art form, such as glass blowing, ring making, mosaic tiling, Turkish water marbling….there are so many art classes to be taken! This year, I picked up a brochure from The Eliot School in a lobby and read through it. I decided to try a one-session matchbox art […]

Shaking Crab mussels, fries, and sweet tea

Seafood Boil and Dominican Chicken

I ate a seafood boil out of a plastic bag for the first time at Shaking Crab, which just opened in my Boston neighborhood. My boyfriend and I ordered the mussels in the one non-spicy sauce offered, cilantro lime (thanks, Boyfriend, for accommodating my zero tolerance of spice). We also ordered fries and I had […]

Old School Game Show in December 2018

Old School Game Show

I kicked off my 15th annual birthday list in December by attending a holiday edition of Old School Game Show with a friend. OSGS is a live theater experience that is part game show with audience participation, part musical, and part sketch comedy…with a ’70s/’80s vibe. The event was held at the Oberon in Cambridge, […]

glorified rice recipe

Another Family Recipe

I decided to make another of Grandma Peg’s recipes for the birthday list. When Mom and Dad married, Grandma Peg gave Mom a small book of handwritten recipes of some of Dad’s favorite foods—one of which was glorified rice. When I read about the origins of the dessert, I was kind of at a loss, […]

Gore Place Welcome Sign

A Moonlight Tour of Gore Place

Visiting historic homes is one of my hobbies, so when I saw reduced tickets for a Moonlight Tour of Gore Place, I bought some for me and the boyfriend. I had heard of its annual sheepshearing festival but have sadly always missed it. The Gores were a wealthy New England couple who built the “country […]