On a Bit of a YA Kick.

When it comes down to it, I think I’m a cross between a thirteen-year-old boy and a sixty-something woman.  Here’s why: I read comics; I quilt; I like zombies; I own tons of moisturizers and creams; I watch action movies; I love BBC America and costume dramas. I could go on and on, but regardless […]

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant, edited by Jenni Ferrari-Adler.

I had picked up Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone several times last year, but for one reason or another, I never purchased the book.  It was getting to the point that I thought perhaps I was jinxed, and that the reading experience wasn’t meant to […]

Where I’ve Eaten, 2008.

Any and all hyperlinks below will direct you to restaurants’ websites.  If you’re looking for my thoughts on where I’ve eaten, use the search feature on the sidebar. January Evoo — Somerville, Massachusetts Gargoyles on the Square — Somerville, Massachusetts The Paramount — Boston, Massachusetts Addis Red Sea — Cambridge, Massachusetts The Blue Room — […]

Breakfast at Arleta Library Café.

The one spot I was really looking forward to going for breakfast was Arjon’s favorite place, Arleta Library Café. It sounded so very interesting to me because, like Arjon’s other breakfast suggestion of Bread and Ink, its name is made up of two things I like very much: libraries and cafés. The Sunday of our […]

Dinner at McMenamins Power Station Pub.

The main reason Keith and I went to out to Oregon — aside from it 1) being a great state, and 2) being home to some friends — is because it was where my lovely friend Lydia was getting married to her just-as-lovely fiance Andy. Of course, I was excited to attend the ceremony and […]

Happy Hour at Ten 01.

Ten 01 was on our list of places to try while in Portland, but our schedule was so packed that neither Keith nor I thought we would be able to swing by. Things changed though: earlier in the week we had eaten at Sel Gris; Chef Daniel Mondok and his great staff suggested we check […]

Happy Hour at Clyde Common.

Something that Portland does with the sort of style and panache that Boston can only hope to copy is happy hour. While we have one dollar Bud Lites and all the greasy jalapeño poppers you could ever eat, Portland’s got four dollar Black Butte Porters and three dollar croque monsieurs. Not only that, but Portland’s […]

CSA 2008, Week Five: Guest Writer!

Since Keith and I are in Oregon and therefore unable to use our CSA box, I asked my friends Amanda and Darlington (who are also sisters, I might add) if they wanted some fresh, locally-harvested vegetables. Not only did they eagerly agree, Amanda even wrote about her on-and-off love affair with the carrot and provided […]