January 31st, 2013

Christmas in Cali

Five years ago in these pages I put myself on a five-year plan to move to San Francisco. It hasn’t happened (yet). And technically, I have ’til harvest season to make good on my prediction. But the truth is, I’ve been planting roots both literal and figurative here in Boston, and I find myself walking […]

March 13th, 2012

Gourmet Valley

As this shockingly premature spring weather blossoms across the East Coast, perennials have begun to bust through the soil and I’ve begun a mad rush to study up on the organic gardening techniques I’ll need to grasp before attempting to grow my very first vegetables. No one could’ve convinced me I’d be planting soil beds […]

It’s no secret, as past posts will attest, autumn is my favorite season. The changing leaves and abundance of apples at the Union Square Farmers’ Market make me yearn for trips home to Connecticut to bake pies with my Mother, where we trade in our chilled chardonnay for spicier cabernets. Not only are autumnal foods […]

March 22nd, 2010

Market Report: Lala Land

As poets, gardeners and schoolchildren know, spring is a time of awakening and release. Snow melts, coats are shed and newly manicured toes start appearing on the street. It is relief, a literal breath of fresh air through the first opened window of the year, a lifting of the mantle of darkness that enveloped us […]

February 2nd, 2010

Marmalade, sans Smoosh

I’m a cat person. Taleggio and I bonded over shellfish and sleeping in on Sundays as soon as I brought him home from the shelter. As the consummate bedfellow in my life, we share secrets. He’s the only other set of eyes to witness the dirty dishes I leave in the sink or my midnight […]

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