Belhurst Castle

Birthday in the Finger Lakes

My mom and I like to travel together, so I planned to take her somewhere for her birthday earlier this year. Wanting to find a unique place to stay that wasn’t too far from Rochester, I came upon Belhurst Castle, which is on one of the Finger Lakes. We stayed in a separate building that […]

family photo of Easter meal

Guest Blog Post: Something New

I invited fellow blogger Abby Mumford to write a guest post. Check out her blog “My Mumblings”! The short version is that recently I became the recipient of my grandmother’s wedding china. That’s not a new thing, you say, that’s old! But, dear reader, it’s my first time owning proper dishware! Everything else that’s resided […]

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 […]

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, […]

Boston Day of the Dead Altar 2018

El Día de Los Muertos

I celebrated El Día de Los Muertos for the first time in November. I read that the City of Boston was constructing a Day of the Dead altar in Copley Square, and people were invited to send in photos of their departed loved ones. I submitted a photo of my dad. I didn’t find him […]