John Dory Oyster Bar at Island Creek Oyster Festival 2011

john dory oyster bar at island creek oyster festival 2011

sand and salt, milk and honey, incessant years of the ocean’s swallow

ahoy! (the debut.)


telltale tells a tale. after so many summers — boat. wind. girl. city.

eau canada! a seductive first trip to toronto.

jetfuel cafe in cabbagetown

it’s infatuation, i just know. but i’m head over heels for toronto. i admit, the canadian city isn’t usually on people’s list of the usual amazing top-whatever of global metropolitan destinations, but between the famed international film festival and the uncontrollably phenomenal music scene (mothership to NXNE) — not to mention its reputation as a … Continue reading

shoulder-high snow peas


starting today, the watering, weeding, and get-dirt-on-your-knees volunteering is rolling into motion at the 200 foot garden (you can read my first day’s account of┬ádiscovering┬áthis tiny fertile bed of soil hugging an otherwise unremarkable sidewalk in brookline). anyone can volunteer, and here’s the latest email update from local garden co-founder, pat. Hi Everyone, We’re hoping … Continue reading

let us mystery meet on a sprawling green


i hinted last week about june’s mystery meet. the 12th edition of the monthly food-loving meetup in boston transpired today on the rose kennedy greenway. i was proud to guest-host this excursion, which would intermingle a slew of strangers with outdoor spectacles that curiously rhyme with “bood frucks.” despite the variant forms of cold drizzle … Continue reading