white Christmases

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day / Their old familiar carols play / And wild and sweet, the words repeat / Of peace on earth, good-will to men.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There weren’t snowflakes, but it felt like a white Christmas anyway. That feeling when you roll over on Christmas morning, remembering that … More white Christmases

say no to say yes

“Mercy trumps justice, every time.” ~Paul Kalanathi, “When Breath Becomes Air” The first cool day is always special, like the perfect honeycrisp picked off a heavy limb, or how the water flutters and reflects from an impossibly bright October sun. It’s like when you go to the State Fair for the first time you really … More say no to say yes

sweet fall

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald Since October hit a few weeks ago, I feel like I have been baking non-stop. Between running, and birthdays at work, and Richard’s sweet tooth, and recipe testing for Brackish, and because I genuinely enjoy it, my kitchen has been … More sweet fall

swim in the sea

8/31/2017 “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” ~RWE Considering my last post was on June 28 and it is now August 31, I guess it’s fitting that it was about the start of summer and all its potential. And now here we are, just like that, and the … More swim in the sea

summer dawn

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” ―Maud Hart Lovelace I hope the start of summer never gets old. Like the sound of those first crickets outside your window as you fall asleep under only a sheet, or the way the wind sticks … More summer dawn

stockbridge to Boston

April 17, 2017 “If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day.” Sometimes we are inspired by total strangers. Sometimes we see people, or experience events, that make … More stockbridge to Boston