Local Loves: The Clam Box

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a “Local Loves” post that wasn’t about an abandoned/historic place or roadside oddity I sought out or stumbled upon when I went out exploring during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic- so to write about one of my favorite seafood restaurants that is still open and booming with business […]

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Black Lives Matter – Ways To Help

Being a white, heterosexual female who grew up in the sleepy suburbs of Massachusetts- there were many horrors in the world beyond my seemingly safe, quiet community that I had never experienced firsthand but had known about from watching the news, from history lessons my teachers had quickly glossed over during my classes- and from […]

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Campfire Creations: Grilled S’mores Calzones

June 1st, while not the *official* first day of Summer- is still the beginning of the season to me. I start wearing shorts and flip flops, start spending a little more time at the beach- and start cooking some of my most beloved Summertime dishes. One of my favorites? S’mores- especially these quick and easy […]

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A Month to Remember: May 2020

To me, the end of May also marks the end of Spring, which means- of course- that the beginning of June is the unofficial beginning of Summer. Usually I like to celebrate the transition of the seasons this time of year with a trip to a greenhouse to pick up some flowers for my kitchen […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: May 2020

With May nearly over and Summer just around the corner- it’s about that time for me to share my monthly favorites from the past few weeks before I reflect on how I made it through another month of quarantine and prepare myself for June. May was all about self-care in terms of the products I […]

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OOTD: Three-Day Weekend Casual

The tradition every Memorial Day Weekend- for as long as I can remember- consisted of at least one cookout and at least one trip to the beach to “jump start” the Summer season with friends and family. Of course, this year things are a little different- what with social distancing, mandatory face coverings, and limited […]

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Local Loves: Hoosac Tunnel

If you ever find yourself in my neck of the woods and heading Westbound on Route 2 for any reason, there’s a road near the little town of Charlemont that you can turn onto and follow along the Deerfield River for a while- winding past mobile homes, a picnic area, and a few hiking trails […]

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Mini Classics: Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Bites

In times where we’re all looking for a little comfort- be it wearing pajamas while we work from home, splurging on some online shopping, or indulging in takeout a few times a week- I’ve turned to tasty recipes that remind me of home and my family- many of whom I haven’t seen in months since […]

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