Chocolate and a Croissant

I love chocolate. I love croissants. I love chocolate croissants. I visited a new place in my neighborhood for the croissant. It's super-new, having just opened in the last month or so. It's a French place called Cremeux that sells French pastries, sandwiches, coffee, and Belgian chocolate. I ran in to get something to go,... Continue Reading →

A Bierhalle in Belmont

Continuing with the Germany and beer theme, we ate at Trinktisch in Belmont, MA, a few weekends ago. Trinktisch is a beer hall that was started by the founders of the Craft Beer Cellar, which is one of Allen's most favorite places in the Boston area. The store carries many, many beers and you can... Continue Reading →

A Brunch to Remember

The brunch I had the other day is one of the best I've ever had. The location of the brunch spot is unassuming: a short strip mall in a Boston suburb. Also in the strip mall is a branch of the US post office and a pharmacy that look straight out of the 1950s. I... Continue Reading →

Vegetable Confetti

I've been hearing about microgreens for years, thinking that they were merely cute baby lettuce leaves. On a whim, I ordered some recently while placing my regular order with Misfits Market, an online produce and pantry retailer. When they arrived, I headed to Google to find out what to do with them. I had no... Continue Reading →

Staring Down 47

My birthday is next week. I initially groan and kvetch with every passing year, but then I remind myself that every day is a gift and getting older "beats the alternative." I am thankful for living another year, even though this last one was one of the hardest years of my life, health-wise. Physically and... Continue Reading →

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