A Barred Owl, the Wild Turkeys Drop in…and Some Baking

We had another visit from the wild turkeys this week. If you look along the top of our back fence, you can see our turkey (the white one) sidling up to a wild turkey (the darker one to the right). At first we thought…

Chocolate at Sturbridge

After Ginger finished her class, we were all pretty hungry, so we headed over to the OSV Tavern for something to eat. Unfortunately, I wasn’t sure exactly where in the Tavern the food was being served, so the girls and I sort of wandered around until…

Another Reason I Love Old Cookbooks

Another thing I love about old cookbooks – and old books, in general – is the little clippings and slips of paper you often find among the pages. The cookbook I brought home the other day had lots of these little papers, and I…

The Boston Cooking School

The other day, my neighbor invited me to go through a pile of books she’d weeded from her library. She was giving them away and was kind enough to let me have first pick. I went home with a nice stack of happy finds –…

Paczki are Here!

It’s Paczki Time! I’d never heard of paczki (pronounced “pownch-ki”) until we moved to Western Massachusetts. Then, I began to see them advertised in the grocery store circulars every winter. “Paczki Are Here!” The flyers would proclaim – just above a photo of something that…