Agriculture in the first American colonies was much different than agriculture today. New to North America, the colonists had to make the best of the tools and crops they had brought with them from England, and work very hard to survive in a new environment. [Read more…]
While mothers and motherhood are celebrated in different ways all across the world, Mother’s Day in America commonly falls on the second Sunday in May each year. [Read more…]
As springtime inches closer and closer, it is difficult for us not to dream of warm sunshine and bright, colorful flowers swaying in the breeze. With these warm thoughts come the daydreams of spring and summer gardens. Every year, our garden gives us plentiful amounts of delicious seasonal vegetables and herbs. While we may have to wait a bit longer for the first seeds to sprout, here are a few quick tips that you can use at home to help make your spring garden a success! [Read more…]
Restaurants today are such common place that it is easy to take their existence for granted. Can you imagine a time in society when restaurants did not exist? That’s right, at one point in time (not very long ago, we might add) the idea of “going out to eat” was nonexistent in our society. Today, we will discuss the growth the history of restaurants in America, and how they got their start from inns and taverns. [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…]