I have written about Paris before, complete with fairly descriptive recommendations and explanations for said recommendations. . . but with many friends about to embark on a Parisian adventure, I thought it was important to give some current, somewhat succinct, and perhaps more practical suggestions for prospective visitors. 7 Things I Wholeheartedly Recommend in Paris: These are listed inContinue reading “Paris Recommendations:”
Author Archives: Abby
Nostalgia and Donuts
When I was little, my family somehow wound up with this novel device . . . After enjoying the Dazey Donut Factory throughout my childhood, I figured what better day than today, of all days, to mention it and the nostalgia it brings to mind. Today, being the first Friday of June, is National Donut Day.Continue reading “Nostalgia and Donuts”
Delicious Treats You Don’t Want to Miss in the Greater Boston Area
1. ANYTHING from Sugar Magnolia’s in Gloucester sign image via, french toast via This is the breakfast place that I take everyone to when they come to visit . . . and also the one that I go to WHENEVER I can come up with a reason to go out for breakfast! The food here is out ofContinue reading “Delicious Treats You Don’t Want to Miss in the Greater Boston Area”
[Salad] Bar NOTHING
Summer meals are sometimes less-than-appealing to plan . . . particularly if it happens to be on the hotter side. SO, I just thought I would remind you of an option that you may have written off! lettuce image via That’s right. Now, salad sometimes sounds less-than-appealing. I mean, salad can just be soContinue reading “[Salad] Bar NOTHING”
Happy Friday, Happy Spring!
This flower, blooming outside my sister’s door, is too beautiful not to share! Happy Spring and Happy Weekend, Friends!
Let’s face it . . . conjugating verbs is nobody’s first choice activity. As a French teacher, I am always trying to think of new ways to get my students more familiar with verb conjugations. The traditional worksheet tends to be less-than-scintillating, and at this time of the year I find that students have aContinue reading “Color-by-Conjugation”
A woman of sage words passed away today. via via via via via via Rest in peace, Maya Angelou.
Not So Happy. . .
My nieces and nephews are an endless source of delight. . . and also ridiculously fickle water-works. Anybody who spends time with kids aged four-and-under probably knows exactly what I mean. As easily as they are delighted, they are enraged and as much as they enjoy life, they also become frustrated by it on aContinue reading “Not So Happy. . .”
I just made Baklava for the first time! What is baklava, you ask? Well,Google give us this handy definition: OR, you could just look at this beautiful visual straight from my very own kitchen! I used the Pioneer Woman recipe, because, after reading her book, I decided that she is a kindred spirit and that IContinue reading “Baklava-lovah!”
Springtime Magic: Photo Proof
Sometimes the stars collide and I manage to snap a photo at the right moment to show exactly what I am seeing and the magic of this beautiful changeable season that is Spring as it surfaces around me in New England! These are a few of those moments from the past few weeks . .Continue reading “Springtime Magic: Photo Proof”