I’m preaching to the choir here: this is going to be a unique holiday season to navigate in the face of this coronavirus pandemic. Best practice indicates to largely stay away from people outside of our own households, so there should ideally be no gathering around the Christmas tree or lighting the menorah with our …

In 2007, this gal who has travelled, admittedly, too little – I’m not a good flyer… – I went to Austria to participate in International Advent Sing with my alma mater’s choral group. I was in the Bay Path Chorale from 2003 – 2006, and I was thrilled when they invited me to participate as …

Tea on the Upper West Side (Updated October 23rd, 2021) I am not a coffee drinker, which is a slap in the face to many. *gasp* I have nothing against the taste, as I love a good scoop of coffee ice cream, and I find the aroma absolutely intoxicating. That being said, caffeine and I …

I’m not a huge drinker. I never have been. I prefer quality over quantity. Give me a good hard cider or a uniquely crafted cocktail once a month over numerous Happy Hours with subpar wine or another pink frozen margarita made with cheap tequila. Like the development of a memorable recipe, the craft of creating …