Springtime Butter Lettuce Salad with Herbs

It’s springtime. We Californians have stopped clinging to even a hope of winter (though a late Alaskan rainstorm this week has been very welcome!) and even in Boston, where it seemed like winter would never end, I’m beginning to sense a new hopefulness in their tone. Even though I live in a place where winter is more of an abstract idea, I can’t help feeling a little friskier in spring and I start feeling spring cravings – lilacs and peonies and daffodils, pedicures, pink shirts, strawberries, eating brunch outside, earl grey tea parties, and salad ....more

Kids Reading with Kindles

I am a reader. ...more

Book Review: Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Longtime readers of this blog may know I’m a huge fan of Gretchen Rubin – ...more

Sesame Banana Bread

Before I had children, I knew about the downsides. ...more

Trader Joe’s Cheap Wine Pick: La Granja Tempranillo

I have a confession: ...more

What I’m Reading – February 2015

This month was ...more

Spicy Cabbage with an Egg on Top

There are times when I’m a fancy cook. ...more

Valentine’s Day Modern Flower Arrangement Tutorial

If there’s any day of the year when you should say it with flowers, it’s Valentine’s Day. ...more

What I’m Reading: January 2015

It’s no secret that I’m a big bookworm. ...more

Game Day Eats for Your Super Bowl Party

It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday, and whether you’re a Patriot or a Hawk, a Westerner or a New Englander, a football fan or … not – we can all agree on one thing – food. ...more