Donuts with a Difference

I love the cheap thrill of discovering a new local spot that I believe others will enjoy. I wasn’t looking to find Donuts with a Difference but I’m sure glad I did. I got my haircut today and grabbed lunch at the Chicken & Rice Guys in Medford afterwards. When I asked the friendly staff…

Villa Maria’s First Sip of Summer Tweet Up & Dessert Pairing #firstsipnz

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this wine free from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Villa Maria as part of their First Sip of Summer Twitter Tasting. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are entirely my own. Earlier this month I participated in Villa Maria’s First Sip…

Climate Change & Local Maple Syrup

There is a fascinating look at the local maple syrup scene and the impact that climate change is having on maple syrup output. For example, did you know that when the maple trees are reacting to stress and warmer temperatures by shifting their maple syrup production into producing seeds? Mother Nature is pretty amazing. To…

Pairing Guide: Taza Chocolate and Beer

 Some rights reserved by alliecooper It’s Friday but I already received my favorite email of the weekend – a guide for pairing Taza Chocolate and beer! You may recall my earlier love for local Taza Chocolate. I saved the guide as a pdf file to make it easier to print: Pairing Guide- Taza Chocolate and Beer by…

Happy Holidays!

On the off chance you needed another excuse to check out Flour Bakery, watch Greater Boston’s Jim Braude whip out his doggy bags when presented with an array of Flour desserts and Oleana treats: May your holiday season bring you just as much joy!

Special Kane’s Donuts for Curious George and Fall

As always, Kane’s Donuts is offering a bunch of special seasonal treats. I’ve previously visited Kane’s and had a blast. I was able to stop by last week and sampled some! One of my favorite parts of going to Kane’s Donuts is their giant coffee roll cakes, which would be a delight to receive at…

Hatch Chile Chocolate Truffles

This hatch chile chocolate truffle was SO GOOD. I’m not sure I ever had a pepper-infused chocolate before, but there is a hatch chile event at Wegmans and there are tastings with hatch chiles everywhere. The truffle had a silky, smooth texture and pleasant, spicy aftertaste.  Editor’s note – I work at Wegmans.