We’ve all heard it before, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe”, but where did these common wedding traditions come from? [Read more…]
There is no decoration better than a homemade Christmas ornament! These ornaments are easy to create, and can be cherished for generations. This holiday season, create these unique ornaments for your home or for your friends and family. Each of the following ornaments are straightforward to create, but certainly don’t look it. Happy crafting! [Read more…]
There’s nothing like the pleasures of simple, delicious comfort food when the blustery days of winter roll around.
For executive chef Laurent Olivier of the Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, a bowl of French onion soup is on his list of favorites when the weather gets cold.
The chef grew up in Normandy, France, and lived and worked in London and France before coming to the United States 14 years ago. As a youngster, Olivier said, he didn’t like onion soup…
Worcester Living Article
By Barbara M. Houle, Correspondent
By Christine Peterson, Telegram & Gazette Staff
Posted Nov. 27, 2015 at 6:00 AM
There is nothing more festive in the fall than pumpkins! This weekend, head out into your community and find some pumpkins (as well as other great fall crops) at some of our favorite local farms and farm stands. Then, head on home to bake and carve! [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again! The cool, crisp fall air is beginning to blow, and colorful leaves swirl around our feet. The one thing we love more than the great weather? Apple picking!
There are plenty of wonderful autumn destinations in Central Massachusetts, so grab your friends and family this weekend and head out to some of our favorite farms, such as Breezeland Orchards, Brookfield Orchards, and Ragged Hill Orchard. [Read more…]
How many times have you come home from a trip and thought to yourself, “I need a vacation after that vacation”? While travel is an important part of a culturally-rich life, many of us will live our entire lives without ever fully-experiencing the region in which we call home. Considering all of the rich history our corner of the Earth has to offer, that’s a shame. So instead of jetting off to the hot travel destination of the moment, plan a New England staycation! Pack the kids in the car and visit some of the amazing sights right here in Southwest Worcester County.
By far the best-known pumpkin dessert, pumpkin pie gets a lot of attention this time of year. (With good reason, no doubt.) While we give praise to this traditional favorite, there are so many other pumpkin recipes that will impress guests and delight taste buds. [Read more…]
Now that autumn has returned to New England with its beautiful colors in tow, it’s time to celebrate all of the best things about fall: warm sweaters, crisp air, and plenty of fun activities. [Read more…]
Gardeners know this all too well; towards the end of the summer the summer squash plants begin producing, and before you know it, you have more massive squash and zucchini than you could possibly use. [Read more…]