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Tuesday Tip: Shop Local
Advice / Product Review / Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tip: Shop Local

Shop-local movements are organizing around the country. We’re beginning to understand it’s in our interest to frequent independent businesses on Main Street, Anywhere, USA. One’s power as a socially responsible buyer is undeniable. Supporting local merchants translates to investment in our communities.”A rising tide floats all boats”: prosperous neighbors lead to stronger municipalities. Sure it’s easier to have shoes delivered by Zappos almost before I … Continue reading

Gluten Free Yeasted Pancakes
Breakfast / Brunch

Gluten Free Yeasted Pancakes

First one up starts the pancake batter and gets out for a before-breakfast walk! Last Sunday morning I mixed the ingredients, set the batter to rise, and met Suza at Willard beach for a couple of laps with Leo before heading home to cook batch. Gluten free pancakes never leave one with the feeling of having over indulged. This recipe features the added … Continue reading

Tuesday Tip: Rethink Holiday Gift Giving
Advice / Product Review / Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tip: Rethink Holiday Gift Giving

  I can’t go to a museum without at least a quick tour of the gift shop. Current well (curated) favorites are at the Gardner Museum and MOMA where I found an excellent trivet by French designer Erwan Peron. It’s something I’ll use almost every day, recalling a recent mother/daughter(s) trip to New York. For the many who are rethinking the … Continue reading

Tuesday Tips: Local Organic Flowers if you can!
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Tuesday Tips: Local Organic Flowers if you can!

Those of you who baked and ate cake last week, or at least read about it, know that Peter and I celebrated an anniversary earlier this month. While I didn’t get (didn’t WANT) diamonds, I did receive a magnificent bouquet of organic, sustainably grown flowers. Megan, the owner and founder of Field Sustainable Floristry amassed a wonderfully creative … Continue reading

Tuesday Tip: Bringing your own bag is satisfying!
Advice / Reviews

Tuesday Tip: Bringing your own bag is satisfying!

Annie’s been bringing colorful shopping bags to the market for years. I knew it was the right, smart, green thing to do. Even Uncle George told me how much he saves each year by supplying reusable bags. But it wasn’t until Dori gave me some as a hostess gift a couple of weeks ago that I “got” the convenience and pleasure of it. … Continue reading

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Anniversary Cake
Baked Good / Cake / Dessert

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Anniversary Cake

A congratulatory email from Marie earlier this week cinched it: Peter and I have been married to each other longer than we haven’t. I told him not to buy an anniversary thing. OK, we might pick out a piece of artwork together. A quick Google search of anniversary gifts year by year revealed that one might traditionally expect pearls. However the … Continue reading