How To Be Cheap (Or Not Cheap) In Québec City

How To Be Cheap (Or Not Cheap) In Québec City

This weekend, I was in Québec City with Beth, a woman I tutor in French. Her husband and her were...

I Bore My Soul At Blunt Money…Again!

I Bore My Soul At Blunt Money…Again!

I did an interview recently at Blunt Money about starting my own business.

As usual, I talked a lot but it was so much fun. Here's the link, since I think I forgot to share it:

Read "Starting Up A Business" interview at Blunt Money...

In Hard Times, Restaurants Change It Up

In Hard Times, Restaurants Change It Up

I love periodicals probably as much as I love blogs. When I have a doctor's appointment, I sometimes go early so I can catch up on my reading.

But no medical appointment is necessary now; the inn has plenty of magazines for me to peruse, including some restaurant and lodging trade publications not carried by my doctor or my dentist.

One restaurant magazine, Santé had a feature article in their May issue called "Sarah's: Succeeding In Tough Times." Sarah and Bernard Bouissou own Bernard's Restaurant in Ridgefield Connecticut. It's an upscale place with great food that was doing well until the recession hit.

How Far Would You Go For A Discount?

How Far Would You Go For A Discount?

At the inn, we have a policy about not offering discounted room rates. When your business is the only open...

This Week In Business: The Sensation Of Stabilization

This Week In Business: The Sensation Of Stabilization

Week three my new business venture is going well. My energy level is higher, in part because it finally stopped raining in my corner of the world, and my anxiety level is lower, in part because I am in the process of securing regular work with a large client. Besides taking a mental deep breath, here's what I have been up to:

Too Cute Tuesday: Italian Grandma's Calzones

Too Cute Tuesday: Italian Grandma's Calzones

Yummy calzones impress girls and make good crafts.

This Too Cute Tuesday was a little off program. John, my newish boyfriend, was visiting. Naturally I forced him to perform for a group by ordering him to make calzones for everyone.

A little background: John made me calzones the first time I visited him. They were amazing. I had them for dinner, then breakfast the next morning, then lunch. Yup, they were that good.

This calzone recipe is a family recipe passed down from John's Grandma Capriccio.