Gen Sou En iced tea

For Tea Lovers Only

A Japanese teahouse opened up in my neighborhood recently. I saw nitro green tea on the menu (a la nitro coffee) and thought that would be interesting to try for the birthday list. Well, they were out of the nitro green tea the day that I went. I had been eyeing the pastries as I […]

Beer on a wooden table

Weekend Day Drinking

I like drinking beer. Especially on weekend afternoons. Trillium is a local brewery that did a “pop-up” beer garden in a Boston suburb during the winter months. My boyfriend and I met up with friends there one recent Saturday afternoon. The place was packed.             I thought at the time, […]

A Is for Aloe and Apple

So aloe vera juice is a thing. I had read about it months ago somewhere and didn’t give it another thought until I saw it on the shelf at Trader Joe’s. I bought a bottle and tried it the other day. I found it to be kind of weird. Like drinking a flower…but a weird […]

Free Rise

New England is a great place to live if beer is your libation of choice. New breweries seem to be popping up all the time. Don’t ask me why it took me a few years to make it to Trillium Brewing Company, even though it’s a 15-minute walk from my office, because I have no […]

Another New England Delicacy

I’ve lived in Boston for almost two decades and yet I’d never heard of the New England delicacy known as Richie’s Slush…until a few coworkers started raving about it in the office. Some of us hadn’t heard of Richie’s (I wasn’t the only one), so we asked what it was like. One of the raving […]