homemade ketchup? yes, please.

I hate to admit this, but my seven-year-old has recently entered the stage of all foods must be dipped in ketchup in order for me to eat this. I pick my battles, so I go with it, the only problem was when we ran out of ketchup… this was an emergency situation! I did a…

apple cider donuts

Despite what the thermometer reads today, it is Fall in New England and that means it’s apple cider season! The onset of Autumn weather instantly fills me with a sense of nostalgia, I suddenly crave sweaters, bonfires, and apple cider. Of course apple cider is especially delightful served hot, but in my opinion the best…

what I did on my summer vacation

Oh, hi. You may have wondered where the heck I’ve been… Overall, this summer was relaxing, but things got busy. I saw old friends, spent some time in the White Mountains and on Cape Cod with my family. But the best thing that happened this summer was that my dear, dear friends opened a restaurant in Providence,…

open studios in fort point

A few months ago I joined the Fort Point Arts Community in Boston, and over the weekend I had the opportunity to show some recent work during Open Studios there. Showing in the group space meant I was able to meet fellow artists I hadn’t met before as well as many other friendly faces (hello!)….

six cherry tomatoes

A number of people (internet and otherwise) have been mentioning what a transition month August really is. It doesn’t quite hold the sparkle or potential of Summer (with a capital S) the way July does. Our attentions have turned to going back to our ordinary, non-summer lives.  But there is a certain charm to August,…