Pressed Boston Review

Pressed Boston is one of the newest additions to the local food scene that is catering to Bostonians who value high-quality food on-the-go. A few weeks ago, we faced the less than average temperatures to make our way to Charles Street. A new on-the-go juice bar and eatery is nestled at the base of Boston's Beacon HIll, just down the road from the historic Charles Street meeting house and the...

Lapsang Souchong

1 tsp per cup | 212° | Steep for 4 minutes There’s a campfire in our kitchen this morning, at least that’s what the upstairs neighbors must think. Meanwhile, 7,000 miles away it’s Wednesday or what I think must be too late for black tea, but in Boston the light still has the blue tint of late winter. I pour the kettle over a strainer filled with lapsang souchong. It’s smoky, like the...

The Sound of Friday: A Playlist to Soothe & Lift the Soul

I don't know about you all, but by the time Friday rolls around, I'm usually feeling pretty exhausted. Monday seems like a far way away and I want to ground my energy for the weekend ahead. No matter what happened between Monday and today, we've made it - through all the beautiful and stressful moments that the week has given us. Each one, a gift or an opportunity to learn something about...

New Beginnings

Live where you fear to live. I see the quote on my instagram profile laughing at me in this very moment. After spending this past weekend developing new recipes and posting to the blog, I woke up this morning with the same feeling I've had for a couple of months now, like something is missing from this space, like every time I post a new recipe, a small part of me is missing and its becoming more...

what does love smell like: laundry detergent

Mormon Emigrant Trail runs along the southside of the lake. The damn slopes at least a hundred feet down the right side of the road and a thick metal wire is bolted between rectangular cedar posts. During the summer, oncoming cars dodge enthusiastic runners who spend their days finding themselves in the red dirt along the water. And on early winter nights, high school students bring their...

Holiday Gift Guide for the New England Foodie

I’m bad at planning for the holidays. I usually wake up the week of Christmas to find I haven’t done of my shopping or meal planning. This year, I am getting ahead, or at least trying. The Christmas tree and stockings are all hung up in our apartment. There is fudge cooling in the refrigerator and I’m finishing up the final touches on Saturday’s menu. It’s a dinner party. The kind with...