Monthly Archives: July 2010

Baltimore’s 32nd Street Farmers Market: Hula Hoops, 7-Up Pound Cake, and Slurpy-Ripe Peaches

From hula hoops and honey to bison meat and baked goods, the year-round 32nd Street Farmer’s Market in Baltimore is the market I wish we had in Boston. This barren parking lot behind a 7-11 is not a place I’d … Continue reading

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A Tree Grows in Baltimore – Does Crime Grow, Too?

Since I normally only visit Baltimore at Christmas time, I’ve never noticed the glorious crape myrtle trees bursting into bloom on seemingly every street here.  The tiny blossoms are said to resemble crepe, hence the name crape–also sometimes spelled “crepe.” … Continue reading

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Twinking: Wine Not?

While we were out shopping this afternoon, Michelle and I saw a sign for a wine tasting—we should get a “We stop for wine tastings” bumper sticker–and wandered into The Urban Grape, a new wine store in Chestnut Hill. Urban Grape … Continue reading

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Is Local Food in a Pickle?

Interest in local foods is starting to spread faster than mint in a garden.  Despite the growing demand, the folks who make and sell local foods are often in a pickle: how can they produce and deliver fresh local foods … Continue reading

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Hot Day, Cool Market

It was another sizzling hot day in Boston, but opening day at the Community Servings Farmers Market in Jamaica Plain on Wednesday, July 7, was pretty cool in all senses of the word. I volunteered for a few hours and … Continue reading

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July 4th: Flags, Fishing, and iPhones

Are our lives really that different from the people who were around on July 4, 1776?  Although slavery, class, and gender differences greatly restricted people, I suspect that many of our daily activities are still the same. This morning, I finally got around to … Continue reading

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