Trader Joe's banana spread

Fruit and Flowers

My birthday is mere weeks away, and I’ve completed half of my birthday list. I expected to be further along by now, but “It is what it is,” as my mom would say. So many people have talked about new hobbies they’ve picked up during the pandemic with all of the extra time they’ve had. […]

Pleasant View Wildlife Sanctuary

Berkshires Getaway

Traveling is in my blood, so it’s been a strange experience to be grounded for more than a year. Well, I haven’t been totally grounded. I saw my family in September, and Allen and I have done a few local one-night stays. Last month, we headed a couple of hours west to spend the night […]

igloo at Article 24

Brunch in an Igloo

Allen and I splurged for our anniversary and had brunch in an igloo at a neighborhood restaurant called Article 24. We haven’t eaten at any restaurants in a while, so it was an odd yet familiar feeling. The igloo was heated and had a table set for six, so we had plenty of space. We […]

Athletic Brewing IPA

A Non-Alcoholic Beer That Tastes Like Beer

I received a sample of a non-alcoholic beer recently. I didn’t have high expectations, since, well, I’ve never heard of a good-tasting non-alcoholic beer. So imagine my surprise when I tasted Athletic Brewing’s IPA and it actually tasted like beer! I was thrilled by this discovery and ordered more almost immediately. If you like the […]

Russell Orchard's lilac wine

Flowers + Wine = ?

Allen and I made it to Crane Beach at the very end of the summer. Every trip to this beautiful beach calls for a trip to Russell Orchards, since it’s en route to the beach. Russell’s has a farm store with produce, baked goods, gifts, ice cream, and a large section of its own fruit […]