The day I joined Alex Todd on his scalloping boat out of Portland, Maine, I missed a key memo: Bring lunch. Alex is a day-boat scallop fisherman, which means he drags for scallops only in the short winter season, leaving at dawn and staying at sea until he’s filled hisContinue Reading

Spiral sliced ham is, in fact, an American invention. Harry Hoenselaar, the founder of the HoneyBaked Ham Company, built the world’s first spiral slicing machine in 1924. The idea, he said, had come to him in a dream, and his prototype was assembled from “a tire jack, a pie tin,Continue Reading

(This post, Indie Beauties, was originally written and published by The Loopy Ewe. ©TheLoopyEwe, 2021) Gorgeous yarn up for you on the website today! We have just added in: JulieSpins MCN 430 (fingering weight, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 430 yards per skein) The Uncommon Thread Posh FingeringContinue Reading

My family and I have been traveling with camper van for years. First we used to rent, then we bought a used one which served us well until couple of years ago, when we decided to make camper van, such that would be in accordance with our wishes and needs.Continue Reading

It’s fireplace season, everyone, and you’re lucky, because I’ve got a ton of experience with building strong, steady flames to warm even the coldest ski-trip nights. Even though I currently live in a one-bedroom rental apartment in Brooklyn, I tend to visit my parents in my childhood home of Stockbridge,Continue Reading