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…

Live Candy Cane Making Demo at Tuck’s Candy Shop

Last week I had the pleasure of checking out one of my favorite holiday traditions – the candy cane making demonstration at Tuck’s Candy Shop! Located about an hour’s drive north of Boston (and accessible by commuter rail with a short walk), Rockport is on the tip of Cape Ann, Massachusetts.  You have likely seen…

Eating Your Way Through Autumn

So I’m taking a short break from dissertation editing and fretting about academic life to notice that the Red Sox are winning things and apparently it is Fall already. Hello outside world! While anything with pumpkin typically wins the “eating your way through Autumn” award, I’d like to suggest a couple alternatives. This morning while…

I Still Exist

Here’s photographic proof, courtesy of the world-famous (and rightfully so) Carnegie Deli, where I inhaled as much pastrami and cheesecake as possible. Here’s a close-up of that cheesecake: Food blogger good times. 🙂

Waffle House Index Measures Hurricane Recovery

One of the things I miss most about road trips in the Midwest and the South is running unexpectedly into a Waffle House. I haven’t been to one in years but most of them always felt like coming home, like running into a favorite diner, knowing what to expect, and just chilling out in a…