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Edie Ravenelle

Get Cooking Like a Pro at Le Cordon Bleu

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Cordon Bleu

By Edie Ravenelle   Whether you’re an adept chef-wannabe or a cooking newbie logging way too many hours watching the Food Network, it’s time to get yourself to a real Master Chef kitchen and let the pros teach you the tricks of their trade, in person.  Check out for the 2013 Master Chef Series [...]

A Little Bit of Napa… Just down the road in Massachusetts

Thursday, September 20th, 2012


MA Wine and Cheese Trail story A Little Bit of Napa… Just down the road in Massachusetts by Edie Ravenelle Before you shed too many tears over Labor Day’s unofficial end to summer daytrips to the beach, program your GPS to some inland Massachusetts destinations that will delight your scenic senses, and your inner sommelier.  [...]

Evelyn Reyes

Junot Diaz Interview

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

It’s September.  What does that mean?  Back to school.  When I think of going back to school all my thoughts turn towards books!  I love books!  If books were a man I’d marry them.   Books were a big part of my childhood.  As a young girl, instead of going outside to play with my friends, [...]

Erin Madore

Playing Hooky

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Throughout high school my mom was always trying to get me to take a day off from school and play hooky with her. She wanted to take me shopping or go into Boston to explore while everyone was in classes or work. But I never said yes; I was always too focused on getting an [...]

Crystal Johnson

The Role Of Women in Creating A 21st Century Economy

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

What an amazing weekend! April 20 was Equal Pay Day to promote women being paid fairly for their work and for its contribution to the economy. April 22 was Earth Day to celebrate the amazing planet we are dependent on for everything we need to survive and thrive (even though for some of us everyday [...]

Wild Salmon with Low-Fat Lemon Dill Sauce & Roasted Asparagus- from the Meal Maven

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Wild Salmon with Low-Fat Lemon Dill Sauce & Roasted Asparagus *The preparation of this delicious healthy meal all takes place in under 30 minutes! Get organized and it will be easy.  Serves 4 4, 6-8 oz wild salmon fillets with skin 4 T non-fat plain Greek style yogurt   3 T Dijon mustard (add less for [...]

Erin Madore

I ain’t perfect and that’s okay.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

I used to strive for perfection. It started when I was in 3rd grade; I can clearly remember having difficulties with a math lesson and getting so frustrated with myself, Why couldn’t I figure out the solution, why was it so hard? Rather than realizing that no one is perfect I pushed myself through the [...]

Erin Madore

Embracing the Light

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

I used to believe that I was truly in a rat race. The starting signal would go off the moment my sneakers hit the pavement and suddenly I would become a focused warrior where my only objective was to get home as fast as possible. The route was complex: I would race down the street [...]