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17 12, 2013

The Power of Gathering

By |December 17th, 2013|Business, Food, Holidays, Leadership|

I love Beacon Hill during the holidays, the epitome of Boston tasteful and conservative decorations.  This is Louisburg Square, (John Kerry owns a townhouse here) however, it could be Georgetown, or Pine Street in Philadelphia where the brownstone window boxes, wreaths, cobblestone sidewalks and green space are magical. Boston is understated decorations, lights in the trees on the Common and skating on the Frog Pond…no worries about melting ice

Many [...]

12 11, 2013

Barcelona and Beyond Through Food

By |November 12th, 2013|Food, Travel|

What better way to learn about a city and a region but through food. I love the markets, the smells, the energy the history. So Morry and I set out on our adventure with our new friend and culinary expert Yvan Mass from Spain Taste. It is his business and personal. He suggested the best places to go in Barcelona (5 days) and with him (5 days) we traveled [...]

29 10, 2013

Blog and Bee-yond

By |October 29th, 2013|Food, New Businesses|

 

 

Bees are marvelous creatures,they have an organized community, pollenate our fruits, nuts, and fibers, then supply us with honey which has antibiotic properties and bees wax. They connect the universe, are fundamental to the earth. Without them we would not have flowers, crops, they take care of the world.

I became interested in bees from our friend Jim in Vinalhaven, Maine. He has a few hives, and because the island [...]

23 10, 2013

It started with the Vermont Cheese Map

By |October 23rd, 2013|Food|

I wanted to go to the Cheese Festival in Vermont and this year we made it. We followed the map to discover small artisans and go to farms that are not open to the public, but who were generous with their time to share their craft. One of our favorite discoveries was Thistle Hill Farm,  located on mountain top in Pomfret, Vermont. A certified organic farm in the traditional method. [...]