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Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Tea Drinker’s Handbook, A Review

The Tea Drinker's Handbook By Francois-Xavier Delmas, Mathias Minet, and Christine Barbaste Published by Abbeville Press The Tea Drinker's Handbook: Think reading about tea sounds kind of, well, bland? Think again. The Tea Drinker's Handbookis an insightful, educational,...

Don’t Dilute Your Drink! Use Whiskey Stones Instead!

Wow. OK. It's late in the evening after a long day, so this may be me being impressed with something overly simplistic. But...this seems like a really neat idea—especially if you're a cocktail connoisseur. Ladies and gentleman,...

Feasting on Cupcakes: A Photo Tour of Lyndell’s Bakery

One of my favorite things in the world is to get up early on a Saturday morning and go cupcake shopping. (I mean, what better way to start a day?) This means heading to Lyndell's...

Tea Tasting, Part I

One of my fondest—and most vivid—childhood memories is going to the tobacco shop with my father, who smoked a pipe.* Bear with me, I'll get to the tea in a sec. Pipe-shop adventures Now, Dad has long...

Beauty and the Feast, Part I

Welcome to Beauty and the Feast, a series of food-based skincare reviews. Let me tell you a little secret. For all my video game playing, comic book reading, and UFC watching, I'm secretly a girl-y girl...

A New Santoku Knife, in Pink for the Cure

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. While there's no breast cancer in my family, it affects hundreds of thousands of people each year. Now, I'm not really one to get up on a pulpit....

Cheese Tasting, Part 1: Blue Cheese

Ah, cheese. Where to begin. It has to be one of my favorite things in the world. I love creamy cheese and stinky cheese and cheese that comes wrapped in leaves. I love cheese in...

Chocolate Tasting, Part 1

With Halloween approaching, the Angry Chef and I have candy on the brain. Consider this the first article in a series of chocolate tastings. We spotted these at Whole Foods and couldn't resist picking them...

Traders Point Creamery Yogurt

Yum. I can't say it enough. This yogurt is great. It's lusciously creamy. It's tangy. It tastes like you bought it at a farm stand. It's got an awesome cow on the label and comes in...

Bento Happiness

After putting it off and shopping around for what seems like ages, I finally got my first official bento box the other night. The Angry Chef and I were tooling around Cambridge before dinner and...