You Won’t Be Able To Guess Where This is From AND GIVEAWAY!

McDonald's Bakery,

Where do you think these tasty treats came from? Starbucks? A bakery cafe? Like these places, these scones, cheese danish, banana bread and muffins are made without any preservatives. Would you believe me if I said that … They are delicious! They are from McDonald’s! As in Mickey D’s. YES, YES, YES, the place with […]

L’Aroma Cafe is Now Serving Brunch!

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Brunch is now served every Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm at L’Aroma Cafe and Bakery located in Newton at 15 Spencer Street, behind the West Newton Cinema. Spinach Florentine Bake, $9 3 Buttermilk Pancakes with berry compote and creme fraiche, $7 Greek yogurt with Granola, Honey and Berries, $7 Farmer’s Omelet, American style […]

Land’s Sake (Organic) Farm: Selling Shares Now!!!

radishes, land's sake farm, Weston, Newton

  Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Weston, MA Near Newton! A season of fresh, chemical-free produce, grown right at Land’s Sake. Picked just hours before you receive it, so it tastes great and is healthy too! Pick-up at our farm! It is picturesque, and a great spot for kids to see their food actually being grown. Conveniently located […]

Best New Pizza Place – Max and Leo’s

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Max & Leo’s Artisan Pizza Oven I consider it a public service to find good food and tell everyone about it – even if it impacts me directly, as in I will no longer be able to get in the door at a favorite place. I got a tip from a friend and was delighted […]

Fitness Together’s Get Fit Food Plan Or Never Eat These 5 Foods

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My husband is getting back in shape with Fitness Together in Auburndale. So far, he’s really enjoying the strenuous workouts. He received this helpful newsletter about making healthy choices with substitution ideas for off-limits foods: white rice, white sugar, fried foods, white bread, and creamy salad dressing.  I know that you all know this, but sometimes a […]

Shaws GIVEAWAY: Fuel for Young Athletes with Kid Friendly Main Dishes Brochure

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I received a small stack of very helpful brochures from Shaws’ Dietician, Jennifer Shea. It includes tips of what and when to eat during intense training and competition to maximize performance. image from Money Saving Maineac I am posting part of the brochure here, but just leave me a comment with your mailing address if […]

Turn Thanksgiving Leftovers into a Delicious Pot Pie (From Common Ground Bar and Grill)

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If you don’t know what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers, here’s a great Thanksgiving Pot Pie courtesy of Common Ground Bar and Grill in Allston, Massachusetts. Common Ground Thanksgiving Pot Pie          serves 8 Here is a great way to use those leftovers from your feast from the day before.  Start with the topping so it has […]

Nutrition IQ Program at Shaws Supermarket and Healthy Recipes for Autumn

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I went to a blogging event at Shaws last month and discovered fifteen minutes prior to event that Capability:Mom was going too, which was a nice surprise. It was nice to meet Boston bloggers Maven of Savin’, Masshole Mommy, Mommy Niri, The Coupon Goddess, Toy Queen, Charlene Chronicles and learn about the Nutrition IQ program at Shaws […]

Foraging in Newton: Wild Edible Plants Abound at Soccer Fields, Dog Parks and Schools!

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Foraging for edible plants and berries is not the first thing that comes to mind when you live in a suburban city like Newton. Yet, the foraging is abundant at school yards, dog parks, and soccer fields. At least, that is where I found all these specimens.

Summer Bounty at Newton Farmers’ Market

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We are lucky that in Newton we have two Farmer’s Markets every week which means you can almost bypass the grocery store! The Cold Spring Park Farmer’s Market is larger but the parking is more difficult. I like to zip in and out of the American Legion Post Farmer’s Market on Fridays to carry me through the weekend. And be sure to check out Capability:Mom’s post on her favorite stops at the Farmer’s Market. I always discover great stuff by reading her blog!