Eastern Standard Provisions Co. pretzel

A Step Up from Superpretzels

Backstory: I grew up microwaving Superpretzel soft pretzels for a snack. I haven’t eaten them much as an adult, but once in a while I will get a hankering and bring some home. And if I need a little something at a concert or sporting event, I will often buy a soft pretzel. So, the […]

Downton Abbey exhibit kitchen

Back to Downton

I’ve missed you, dear readers! I spent the summer packing, moving, unpacking…and we’re still unpacking… I have 10 more things left to do for this year’s birthday list, and at least 10 that I haven’t reported on yet, so let’s begin. The only TV show I’ve watched religiously in years is Downton Abbey. What anglophile […]

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 […]

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, […]