It’s the Great Pumpkin Spice, Charlie Brown

I’m just going to warn you. This is an extremely controversial stance you are about to read. It’s ok if you don’t agree. In fact, it’s beautiful that we don’t have to. You’ll see why.

The Exquisite Chocolate Sediment – Trader Joe’s Peppermint Hot Cocoa

I knew I was probably going to like Trader Joe’s new Peppermint Hot Cocoa, but I didn’t know I was going to love it. While browsing their “products of new hotness” display, I was pleasantly surprised to see this new product, especially since that familiar winter chill is now in the air, announcing the beginning…

Wild Maine Blueberries Near You

A reader just asked where one can buy Wild Maine Blueberries if not in New England. While you could always check with individual farms in Maine, you can usually find Wyman’s Wild Blueberries in your grocer’s freezer section. Trader Joe’s also sells frozen blueberries although I believe they are from Quebec. This Maine blueberry lover,…

It’s January??

Not that one could tell by the weather in these parts. Here in Boston we broke the record for the warmest December. Last Saturday it was an unbelievable 69 degrees. Meanwhile I’m about to head to San Francisco for the Society for Social Work and Research conference and it is supposed to snow there this…

Couch Potato Chocolate Fest

Technically my studio apartment is too small to have a couch; however, with homework and work demands these days, I seem to be spending more time here. Which is not a bad thing considering that my bathroom is clean and my laundry is done. But I digress…this extra time at home has also allowed me…