Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

It’s been a while since I had a chance to sit down and write on this blog. It’s not due to a lack of ideas or ambition, but just from a lack of time. It’s that idea of time that really inspired me as I looked at the calendar on my office wall and prepared…

The Simple Things – Homemade Vanilla Extract

Time has flown by since my last blog post and I feel as though I’ve neglected each of you. It’s been an extremely busy first half of summer with a new job and lots of errands courtesy of my wife. But all of that’s given me time to think lately about the simple things that…

Creamy Asparagus Pasta with Lemon

It’s always fun to find new and delicious recipes to try. One that I found was for pasta with asparagus puree & lemony ricotta posted on The Rustic Plate. The original recipe is delicious, but I have a habit of always wanting to make a recipe my own. I reworked the recipe into something that I think…

Even More To Do In Salem, MA

Back in September 2014, I wrote about some of the places that my wife and I have come to love in Salem since we moved here in the spring of that same year (Salem, MA…It’s More Than Witch Trials). I had mentioned at the end of the posting that I would be providing updates on new…

How Did I Catch The Travel Bug? – Part 3

I was going through some of the blog drafts that I have sitting around and it occurred to me that I still had one last part of this series to publish. I’ve already told you about my grandfather and father, both of whom did a great deal to instill a thirst for adventure and travel…

Easy & Delicious Scones Anyone Will Love

Baked goods are delicious pieces of heaven. With the wide variety of textures and flavors to choose from the world’s cultures, it’s hard to find a favorite. One of my all-time favorites has to be the traditional British scone. They don’t have to be fancy (although it doesn’t hurt), but they have to be done right…

My Own Personal Love Story

Love is a popular subject, particularly in February. We see every possible expression of love that is available for purchase during the lead up to Valentine’s Day. But for me, there’s another day that is infinitely more precious to me. On February 5, 2005, I married my best friend and the love that I have…

Naan Pizza

Meat Free Mondays have been a mainstay in our home for a while and we’re always looking for new recipes to try, but sometimes we just create them ourselves. My wife made the suggestions that turned into this “pizza” and we were very happy with the results. It’s also much healthier than a traditional pizza…

Mama Neville’s Lentil Soup

Hi, I’m Jason and I am not a soup eater. That’s right, even in the coldest months of the year I will usually avoid soup. I don’t know why, but there are very few that I can actually sit down to at dinner and enjoy. Some of them include my mother’s chicken noodle soup and my…

New Year, New Possibilities!

As any of my past readers know, my wife and I have recently relocated to Salem, MA. This move was one that we’ve wanted to make for a very long time, but the holidays brought up some emotions we hadn’t thought about. My wife has spent many holidays away from her family because of factors…