Archive for December 31, 2015

Archive

My Kitchen and Easy Cioppino

The first time I had cioppino was on a family vacation in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, about two years ago. It will forever be one of those memorable meals that seem to capture the vibe on an entire trip.  Fresh local seafood,…

Day Trip: Drive Cape Ann

Cape Ann is a hidden gem.  Because of the working nature of its waterfront and lack of large hotels, it has loads of untapped charm.  This makes it the perfect place for a daytrip.  You can wind along Route 133,…

Katelyn’s Kitchen and Seven-Layer Bars

One of my favorite holiday traditions growing up as a kid was watching my mom create the beautiful “rainbow” cookies I would sneak before, during, after, and way after dinner on the nights leading up to Christmas morning. These delicate,…

My Kitchen and Gram’s Christmas Cookies

When I was growing up, the arrival of the Christmas season wasn't official until my cousins and I had decorated homemade gingerbread cookies at my Grandmother's house. To this day, just the smell of cloves baking in the oven can instantly make…

Privateer Rum

Privateer Rum Distillery in Ipswich is easy to miss, our tour guide Chris DeStefano explains, which is why we arrive to find the garage door of the distillery wide open on a cool December day.  DeStefano is the director of…

Babs and Nance: The Rosa

This post comes from my mother, Babs, and my sixth-grade homeroom teacher, Nance.  I've been told my mother's nickname is "Bargain Barbs," and Nance is a numbers whiz who helped cure my math anxiety—so you can trust these two to find…

Alice + Bird Interiors

Today's post is the first in a series about people in our local community.  Alice +Bird Interiors are a design team from Kittery, Maine.  Sara and Ann-Marie (aka Alice + Bird) were kind enough to take some time out of…

My Kitchen and the Best Bloody Mary

Learning to love a Bloody Mary has been a ten-year journey for me. To be honest, I wanted to love a Bloody Mary because it meant I could drink vodka in the morning without being construed as a complete alcoholic.…

Row 34

This restaurant review comes from Katelyn Weber, who just happens to be my cousin.  Katelyn recently moved from Boston to Newburyport, but I wouldn't categorize her as a complete newbie to the area.  She spent many summers exploring the rocky beaches…