Monthly Archives: October 2011

Candy on Halloween? Yes, Please!

So I know I’m supposed to encourage everyone to make healthy choices, including eating well. But I have a confession to make: on Halloween, I eat as much candy as I want. None of this “I’ll just have one piece,

Posted in eating well, healthy choices

Boston in the Fall

I know that there are crazy people who profess that they enjoy winter. I don’t think they’ve ever lived through a winter in Boston. My favorite season, by far, is summer, when fresh food is varied and abundant, it’s fun

Posted in fall, outdoors, season, winter

Stress Relief

Running is my primary method of relieving stress—working up a sweat, being outdoors, and having quiet time to myself all seem to evaporate tension and help me reframe my perspective in a way that other forms of exercise don’t seem

Posted in baking, exercise, hobbies, reading, stress, writing

Your Presence Is My Present

Have you seen this phrase before? It’s frequently used on invitations as a nicer way of saying “no gifts.” And in celebrating my birthday this past week, it was absolutely true for me. Dan and I moved to Boston about

Posted in birthday, community, friendship, social network

My CSA: A Love-Hate Relationship

Okay, hate is much too strong a word, but as wonderful as my CSA (community-supported agriculture) share has been this year, I do have some frustrations. First, let me expound upon the many ways I love my CSA: 1) I

Posted in cooking, CSA, fruits and vegetables, produce, recipes