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Valerie Kolligian Thayer

Restaurants

Angela’s Cafe

By On April 11, 2018

If you enjoy Mexican cuisine as much as we do, and don’t mind being challenged to find a parking space, then you should head into East Boston to check out Angela’s Cafe sometime… Read More

Conversations

In Conversation with Karen Collins, founder of Bisousweet Confections

By On April 4, 2018

I love to bake and so rarely find myself purchasing packaged cookies at the market.  I do make exceptions, however, especially if I am stretched and need a sweet fix.  Another exception… Read More

Kitchen & Lifestyle

Links Friday

By On March 29, 2018

March has been such a busy, but fun month so apologies for missing a few Fridays of late. Based on some statistics I can see “behind the blog”, I think it has… Read More

Recipes

Sunshine Bars

By On March 15, 2018

Growing up, I had quite a collection of stuffed animals and dolls that I used to sleep with at night.  They were lined up next to me, taking up the majority of… Read More

Recipes

Quinoa “Risotto” with Shrimp and Asparagus

By On March 8, 2018

I am writing while watching snowflakes fall outside.  I know it’s early March, but winter is welcome to take its leave any time.  I want to feel the warm sun on my… Read More

Restaurants

Weekend in Woodstock

By On February 22, 2018

Last Fall, my husband and I participated in a golf tournament in memory of our brother-in-law’s dear brother, Bob who passed away a few years ago.  Proceeds from the tournament support a fund… Read More

Kitchen & Lifestyle

Some Kitchen Essentials

By On February 15, 2018

Back in January, our niece asked me for some advice on how to round out her wedding registry.  I was so excited to peek at her choices and offer my suggestions based… Read More

Recipes

Bacon and Egg Risotto

By On February 8, 2018

On very rare occasions when I was growing up, my mother would prepare breakfast for dinner.  The menu was typically bacon and eggs accompanied by Thomas’s English Muffins. Family breakfast was not just… Read More

Conversations

In Conversation with Emily Keneally, Founder of Alice Walk

By On January 30, 2018

Have you ever had a shopping experience you either walked away from completely frustrated by and empty handed, or with a hole in your wallet?  I definitely have and so it was… Read More

Recipes

Turkey Luleh Kebabs

By On January 18, 2018

Last fall, my husband and I spent a weekend in Maine with some very dear friends and members of their family.  It was a mix and match kind of weekend with people… Read More

Recipes

Roasted Broccoli and Parmesan Soup

By On January 11, 2018

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! I have been a little slow getting back to the blog in 2018.  Let me tell what has been happening. First,… Read More

In Review

It’s a Wrap, 2017!

By On December 14, 2017

With next Friday being so close to the Christmas holiday, I am going to do my annual “It’s a Wrap” post this week before things get crazy around here.  As is my… Read More