Raw Hummus Recipe

July 12, 2011 Food
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{Raw hummus made from Alprilla Farm’s zucchini} I’ve always loved hummus, but I’m eating raw these days, and sadly conventional hummus doesn’t pass the test (the chickpeas are cooked, of course). Thankfully there are many raw versions floating about.  I’ve developed my own recipe, loosely based on this one. The goal was a thick, scoopable […]

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Sweet and Crunchy Broccoli Salad

June 27, 2011 Food
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  Every morning I use a broccoli stem or two in my green juice (the stems add a gentle sweet flavor), leaving more broccoli florets than a single adult could possible eat.  One solution: whip up broccoli-based salads and foist extras on friends and family.  This salad is tangy, crunchy and sweet. A few weeks […]

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The Raw Deal

June 23, 2011 Food
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Here’s the thing about food: I’m not going to cook it anymore. Now, I didn’t say I’m not going to eat it.  I’m going to eat lots of it, in various tasty forms, but it’s going to be raw.  And vegan. The food section of this blog has always been a reflection of my home […]

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Dry Brushing: The Best Dry Skin Remedy

June 6, 2011 Beauty

{Natural bristle body brush: $6.77 on Amazon} Say you’re blessed with dry, itchy skin.  Say you’ve had eczema since before you learned how to talk, and by the age of three an average facial flare-up had people taking you for a refugee.  Say it continued right into adulthood, and your epidermis became a finicky old […]

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Yoga Heaven on the Mayan Riviera

June 1, 2011 Travel

{Our home for a week at Maya Tulum: Cabaña #12.} Here’s an idea to store in the back of your head for, oh, say next February: Hop a flight to Cancun, and then a bus to Tulum.  If you get hungry on the way, ask your bus driver to stop at a road side taco […]

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Brimfield Antique Show: Instant Collections

May 26, 2011 Feathering the Nest
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{Some Brimfield finds sort easily into collectible categories.  And then there’s the metal dollhouse and the elephantine ceramic eggs.} If you’ve never been to the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, MA, hold onto your hats. It’s the largest outdoor antique show in the world.  Three times a year, over 6,000 dealers gather in 23 fields […]

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Sturbridge, MA: The Publick House

May 25, 2011 Travel

Recently I made a maiden voyage to the Brimfield Antique Show; stay tuned for my trend wrap-up tomorrow. In the meantime, here are a few images from The Publick House, an inn and restaurant Amy Meier and I stumbled upon for lunch. Amy, a Brimfield pro, was kind enough to show me the ropes at […]

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Discovery: Wells Maritime Art

May 23, 2011 Feathering the Nest

{Kurt Ankeny’s “Cloudy Sunset” at Wells Maritime Art} Where we live, our natural blessings are many. A rough coastline. An ever-changing sea, serving as the backdrop against which fishing vessels push their bows and sailboats glide. A specific afternoon light, like so much champagne poured over the boats and buildings. Over the years, artists have […]

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Putting the Normal in NYC

May 19, 2011 Flotsam
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{West Forty-Third Street by Joseph O. Holmes via 20×200} If you’ve lived in New York, you’ve heard friends and relatives moan about the relentless pace.  If you’ve visited, you may have left with aching feet and vacant eyes.  The truth?  New Yorkers aren’t super humans.  But they do have a few tricks up their sleeves […]

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My Sleep Secret

May 3, 2011 Beauty

{Dream Essentials Countoured Sleep Mask, $9}   Readers, bear with me while I bring you a less-than-glamorous-looking product in the name of a better night’s sleep.  (You thought you were getting a tutorial on how to make your own Phantom of the Opera costume? For shame!) Chic eye masks are everywhere.  Yup, even right here […]

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