Monday Mantra: Nobody forces you to buy or eat that food….
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Monday Mantra: Nobody forces you to buy or eat that food….

  It’s a good thing I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I’d have disappointed myself right out of the 2015 starting gate. This was to have been offered on the first Monday of January, but it’s still the first month, so OK. “French Women Don’t Get Fat” by Mireille Guiliano was published eleven years ago. It was … Continue reading

Best Gluten Free Sourdough Boule: Cate’s!
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Best Gluten Free Sourdough Boule: Cate’s!

I am very good at what I do – just pulled a beautiful fragrant GF Citrus Olive Oil Cake out of the oven.  But, BUT, yeast is not my friend, so our successful crusty, chewy bread recipes are few. I confess to not having cultivated the relationship carefully, preferring to spend time with cookies and scones. Those of … Continue reading

Tuesday Tip: Shop Local
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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

Tuesday Tip: Rethink Holiday Gift Giving
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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