October Food Trends: FrankenSnacks

Flavor fusions that start in the boardroom have varying results, but the releases of these alien appetizers are always fun, and 2021 has plenty to offer. Indeed, like mad scientists with unending supplies of lab specimens, brands of all types are banding up, testing new waters, and crossing over, creating monster mash-ups of flavors as … Continue reading October Food Trends: FrankenSnacks

House of Wax

I’ve shared the super-easy recipe for recycled crayons here before, but this week we decided to give it a Halloween spin, attempting spooky color combinations like black and orange or purple and red. Of course, we had to assign names to the new cray-ations: from top left, I give you Jack-o-lantern, Dracula’s Blood, Dead-end Road, … Continue reading House of Wax

Blogtober ’21: Continue to Do All the Things

Part Two. On the Fair Circuit: we hit the Pittsfield Fall Festival on the Common for a little farmer’s market-style shopping, crafts, and munchies. I bought this awesome plant hanger from Simply Macrame. I was chastised for calling a delicata squash a gourd at this tent and I’m still feeling a little spicy about it. … Continue reading Blogtober ’21: Continue to Do All the Things

Blogtober Fashion-spotting

Do you remember those fashion-on-the-street features in the back pages of mags like Cosmopolitan and Marie Clare? The ones in which “good fashion” was represented by smiling, seemingly surprised women and “bad fashion” was lightly disguised with skinny black bars over the eyes of the beholden? Inspired by those throwbacks but also hoping to put … Continue reading Blogtober Fashion-spotting