birthday cake


Life has changed over the last few months. I left my job at the brewery and am now at a nonprofit, working in the field of disability rights. I’m finding more and more time to cook, and now that spring is (somewhat) underway, am getting excited about all the cooking projects with fresh produce. Winter …


Time to make the donuts

Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do? Homer Simpson knew what he was talking about. I could make many blog posts just quoting the Simpsons and donuts. But I’ll spare you.


Spinach + rice frittata

This is the first weekend I’ve been home in 3 weeks, and I’m off to NYC again next weekend. I’ve mainly been cooking easy pasta dishes (pesto, anyone?) after work, and haven’t been spending much time being creative. Today I had leftover rice from when we got Thai the other night (if you are in …

Not an apple tree

Fall means applesauce

One of the best parts of living in New England is the plethora of apple orchards. I can’t imagine not including apple picking as one of the main fall activities. It’s such a fun, relaxing time,  and is perfect for all ages. We usually go to Carver Hill Orchards in Stow to pick apples and have cider …


Ultra small batch plum jam

Apologies on the lack of postings lately. In addition to work being nuts, I broke my finger, so typing & cooking have been rather difficult. I’m just now getting back in to the swing of things. When I was a kid, I hated jam. The thought of a peanut butter AND jelly sandwich made me …

The makings of a daiquiri

Daiquiris? Daiquiris.

Even though I work at a brewery, I love a good cocktail. I find them to be an incredibly creative outlet – easy to make, and you can change up the flavors every time. One of my friends got me a shaker top that fits on a mason jar (get one at The Boston Shaker), and …

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Overnight oats

I can’t describe my love of oatmeal. It knows no bounds. It’s simple, but oh so tasty. And easy. There was a period of time where I had it for breakfast every single morning. My cholesterol was great that year. It’s incredibly filling, and leaves me feeling pretty fully at work up till lunchtime.

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Zucchini Fettuccine Alfredo

Summer = zucchini. There’s nothing better than fresh zucchini. Every year I buy a few plants from a local farm and grow as much zucchini as I can. This year has been my highest yield ever – something like 6 zucchini to date, which is actually rather pitiful. The bee population has dropped off dramatically …