Local Loves: The Rusty Relic

The plus side to only spending a long weekend on the West Coast is that it requires the minimal amount of packing the essentials- which frees up a lot of time that would be otherwise spent rushing around buying any last minute things or scrambling to make sure my flight/accommodations and/or rental cars are sorted […]

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Local Loves: Davenport Maple Farm

Happy Maple Week, everyone (or one of a few that typically take place throughout March and April!) This time of year, all the local maple farms and sugar shacks in and around my part of New England start offering their homemade syrups, sugars, candies and various other maple-infused goods to the public in the forms […]

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Local Loves: Mesa Verde

I’ve been working a hybrid schedule at my job in recent months, with a couple of days spent in my office and the remainder of the work week spent at home- and while my days in the office consist of self-packed breakfasts and lunches to keep me fueled from one commute to the next- I […]

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Podcasting, Snow Squalls and Roadside Bakeries…

Oh Monday, you always feel like you’ve arrived too soon- and even though today is technically a holiday here in the States- I’m still working as normal after a whirlwind of a weekend that saw me traveling between the Pioneer Valley and Vermont on both Saturday and Sunday- all with unpredictable weather happening throughout! On […]

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Local Loves: Plum

One of the perks of living in Downtown Greenfield is that I am only a quick walking distance away from so many wonderful and unique small-owned businesses- including boutiques, restaurants, venues and cafés- and I try to frequent them as much as possible at various times throughout the week. A few days ago, when we […]

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Local Loves: The 1761 Old Mill

I had mentioned in a recent post that this past weekend marked what I think was the last series of belated-Christmas/New Year’s get-togethers with family and friends that I had lined up for the foreseeable future (although my birthday is this weekend- so we’ll see!) There was so much good food, great company and gift […]

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Local Loves: Wright’s Farm

With Troy back in town for a few days before he flies home to California, and us not wanting to keep eating at the same locations in the Valley over and over- we decided to take a trip down Memory Lane (see: Rhode Island) to have dinner at a dining/banquet hall that is a popular […]

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Local Loves: The Fix

Earlier this week, while sharing a recipe for a festive Fall coffee cake I’m hoping to recreate a second time for Thanksgiving- I also talked about a recent health scare I experienced that had sort of turned my world upside down while I awaited the results of lab tests, blood work, x-rays, etc. I’m happy […]

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