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Natural Food Stores in the Berkshires

Posted on: March 20th, 2014 by
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Fresh ProduceWe are fortunate, in the Berkshires,  to live in the land of abundant farms and people who are committed to healthy foods, as a way of life.  In the summertime, it's easy to find fresh, local produce. There are farmer's markets, roadside stands, and if you don't garden yourself, you know someone who does, that will willingly supply Continue reading the story "Natural Food Stores in the Berkshires"

Froyo heaven at Ayelada…..

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 by
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ayelada Like many other things, the Berkshires were slow to welcome the frozen yogurt phenomenon to our area.  Since it has arrived however, it has become a standard business in almost every big town in the county.  They are all fine and well, I mean, who doesn't like yummy froyo with tons of tasty toppings piled on?  But, out of all Continue reading the story "Froyo heaven at Ayelada….."

A night of opera at the Whitney Center for the Arts

Posted on: February 23rd, 2014 by
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Opera NotteLast night, I made my way to the Whitney Center for the Arts(http://www.galleryw.org/),  where they were hosting an evening of opera arias, set in a lovely informal atmosphere, such as would be found in the  olden days of Mozart. The event is known as 'Opera Notte at the Whit', and plans to be a regular affair, bringing Continue reading the story "A night of opera at the Whitney Center for the Arts"

Fire Cider Love

Posted on: February 2nd, 2014 by
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Fire CiderMost people who know me, understand that I am a bit of a freak when it comes to nutrition.  I believe in eating whole foods as much as possible, live a vegan(sometimes slipping to vegetarian) lifestyle and love to be active.  I rarely get sick and only believe in taking vitamins and supplements when my Continue reading the story "Fire Cider Love"

Independent bookstores rock!

Posted on: January 14th, 2014 by
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Put me in a bookstore, and I can happily browse for hours.  If it's a big bookstore, I would stay for days, if I were able. Though I have been known to frequent the larger chains, and mega stores in the bigger cities, my favorite bookstores are small, independent shops.... They tend to be unique, often suited to the owners tastes, or to the tastes of Continue reading the story "Independent bookstores rock!"

The Annual Lenox Apple Squeeze

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013 by
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I almost skipped the annual Apple Squeeze in Lenox this year, as we were planning to be out of town for the day, but a headache kept those plans at bay, and we decided to stay local.  This gave us the opportunity to stop by the Apple Squeeze, which always turns out to be a fun time for all.apple squeeze <span class=Continue reading the story "The Annual Lenox Apple Squeeze"

brunch at the old mill, in south egremont, ma…..

Posted on: February 15th, 2013 by
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  feb12oldmill 036today, we were finally able to use a gift card that i had won in a fall raffle that i had entered by way of southern berkshire chamber of commerce......it was a fun raffle that i had entered, with one entry giving you a chance at different prizes every day throughout that month...each day, i eagerly awaited the announced winners, Continue reading the story "brunch at the old mill, in south egremont, ma….."

one word: chocolate.

Posted on: June 2nd, 2012 by
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~~~first, a full admission. i am a chocolate addict. i'm not even sure thats quite a strong enough term for it, because i tend to see it more of a primal urge. something that i cannot imagine living without. take my car, my jewelry, even my money, but do not deny me my chocolate.  though my waistline and my purse often dictate my actual contact with the stuff, i do my Continue reading the story "one word: chocolate."