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Hysteria at Connors Farm: A Frightful Delight

By on July 27, 2016 in Halloween, Massachusettes Travel with 0 Comments
Hysteria at Connors Farm: A Frightful Delight

“Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.” – Adele Brookman For more than a decade, I swapped my sweaters and boots for a flip flop type of life. Although the sun and surf fueled my soul, I missed the seasons and holidays. Halloween was not the same without a nip […]

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Boston: Granary Burying Ground

By on July 25, 2016 in Massachusettes Travel with 0 Comments
Boston: Granary Burying Ground

“History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.” – Lord Acton When my friend, Elaine, and her boyfriend, Daryl, came to visit me, they wanted to explore Boston‘s history. This included checking out the graves of historical figures in Granary Burial Ground, located along the Freedom Trail.  Although I […]

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Zucchini with Breachcrumbs

By on July 22, 2016 in Tasty Delights with 0 Comments
Zucchini with Breachcrumbs

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” – Jim Davis Courtesy of my mother, Callie. Ingredients: 1 zucchini per person Breadcrumbs Butter Directions: Slice zucchini and put in a pan. Add butter. Add Italian-style breadcrumbs. Bake on 350 degrees until cooked (approximately 10-20 minutes). More recipes More […]

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Bucket List 578: Acadia National Park, Maine

By on March 7, 2016 in Maine Travel with 2 Comments
Bucket List 578: Acadia National Park, Maine

“One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho While I lived in Florida, I heard of a little gem in the Northeast, Acadia National Park. An old roommate, Melissa, visited the national park every year with her […]

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Zinc, A Tasty Treat in New Haven

By on March 3, 2016 in Dining, U.S. Travel with 0 Comments
Zinc, A Tasty Treat in New Haven

“Sometimes a girl just needs wide open spaces.” Being on the road for work can be a combination of fun, adventure, meeting up with friends, and exhaustion. Sometimes, I stroll into my hotel late at night after grabbing a quick bite in the middle of nowhere, battling slippery roads, and/or stopping to pump gas. Today, I was on […]

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When Tragedy Hits

By on March 1, 2016 in Community and Volunteering with 2 Comments
When Tragedy Hits

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu While flipping through my Facebook feed, I was shocked to see a former classmate’s world had crumbled apart. Several friends had shared a GoFundMe page to help the Monaco family. I clicked on the link, and I […]

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Baked Kale Salad

By on January 24, 2016 in Tasty Delights with 1 Comment
Baked Kale Salad

“A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.” Ingredients: Kale Fresh basil leaves Dried cranberries Sliced almonds Pink Himalayan salt Pepper Olive Oil Balsamic vinaigrette Directions: Turn the oven on to 350 degrees. Put desired amount of kale into a pan. Add basil leaves from your basil plant. […]

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The Bitch Rules

By on January 10, 2016 in Just for FUN! with 0 Comments

“Bad Bitch Definition: A self-respected, strong female who has everything together. That consists of body, mind, finances, and swagger. Also, a female who does and gets hers by any means necessary.” One night years ago, I had an interesting text message exchange with a friend… Me: You know what is funny? Ms. X is not smart […]

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SPINACH PIE (AKA SPANAKOPITA)

By on January 3, 2016 in Tasty Delights with 0 Comments
SPINACH PIE (AKA SPANAKOPITA)

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez Courtesy of my mother, Callie. Ingredients: Olive oil 5-6 Eggs 2 large bags of spinach 3/4 lb of feta cheese 1 large onion 1 package of filo […]

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The Dog and Pony Tavern, Bar Harbor, Maine

By on January 3, 2016 in Dining, Maine Travel with 2 Comments
The Dog and Pony Tavern, Bar Harbor, Maine

“I’m into very colorful food. Obviously lots of flavor, but I think we eat with our eyes first, so it has to look great. The presentation has to be great.” – Giada De Laurentiis I love seafood, especially lobster. When Brenda suggested getting a lobster roll while in Bar Harbor, my mouth salivated. My mission […]

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