A Day of Thanks

Ah… Thanksgiving. A day to look back, reflect, and ponder all those things for which we are most grateful. And to stuff ourselves silly on carbolicious food. Since when are fresh cranberries pink? Pink?! Absurd. No pink cranberries while I’m in charge of...

The Holiday Blend, Again.

It’s about that time of year — the air thrums with the holiday melodies of Bing and Nat and Manheim Steamroller, thrills with aromas of spruce and spice, and shop-fronts and shoppers alike dress in their Christmas finery — surely, Thanksgiving Day...
Vermonter Quiz, Winter Edition

Vermonter Quiz, Winter Edition

The Winter issue of Vermont Life magazine (no, the magazine title is not intended to be ironic) boasts a contest… a quiz whereby you may determine just how true a Vermonter you really are. Being a recent transplant — and a flatlander, at that — I...
Single Cup Coffee Showdown: Tassimo vs. Keurig

Single Cup Coffee Showdown: Tassimo vs. Keurig

[green_box] It’s been two years since I wrote this comparison. I’ve since updated it. The updated version of this article can be found here. [/green_box] Just when you thought it was safe to cast your lot and pick a single cup coffee brewer (be it a pod...

What’s in a Name?

If your barista asks for your name, does is strike you as the neighborly thing to do? A community thing? Or is it nobody’s business? Janice O’Leary offers offers one point of view in the Boston Globe : In September, as part of a new policy, my Starbucks...
Help Stan’s Victims: Buy Coffee

Help Stan’s Victims: Buy Coffee

I’m especially pleased to see that Kenneth Davids has chosen to highlight coffees of Guatemala and the southern Mexico state of Chiapas — regions hard hit by hurricane Stan — in his November 2005 installment of Coffee Review. Says Ken: Given...
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