The art of gift giving

The art of gift giving

I love buying gifts for other people. I get a great deal of pleasure in finding just the right thing for the person and the occasion being celebrated. When you’re buying a gift for someone you know, it shouldn’t be that difficult and doesn’t have to be extravagant. It would seem that men are more … Continue reading

Cranberry Lime Sorbet

Cranberry Lime Sorbet

Here in the U.S. cranberries and cranberry sauce have always been closely associated with Thanksgiving. What would the holiday be without turkey, stuffing, sweet potato pie and cranberry sauce? In recent years dried cranberry products have also become popular and can be bought year round, but not so fresh cranberries. Harvest time usually begins mid-September … Continue reading

I Want a Handsome Butler

Originally posted on Yangsze Choo:
I’ve been thinking very hard about my priorities, and have finally come to the conclusion that what I really, really want is a handsome butler. Not a Roomba — a friend was recently extolling the virtues of her robotic vacuum cleaner and how it cleans the floor while she’s out,…

Spring gift giving

Spring gift giving

Its spring and opportunities for gift giving seem to come one right after the other, what with graduations, weddings, baby and bridal showers, mother’s and father’s day. Add in anniversaries and birthdays and its seems like you’re always looking for a gift. Creative, thoughtful gifts are always the most appreciated, and something homemade is always … Continue reading

Sunday in the park with …

Sunday in the park with …

Yes I know. It’s turned raw and nasty again in Boston, but I promise that by the weekend it will be sunny and in the 60′s (possibly 70) once again. In fact as early as tomorrow its supposed to be in the 60′s, although it will be cloudy. So why not think ahead to the … Continue reading

Spring cleaning – what’s on your list?

Spring cleaning – what’s on your list?

Spring is Here… or so the calendar says. Even though there’s still snow on the ground it’s time to start thinking spring. Spring is a time of renewal, rebirth, reorganization and blooming flowers. So here’s my plan for spring: inventory my warm weather wardrobe to see what should be: discarded, cleaned, replaced re-pot and prune … Continue reading