Category Archives: communal meals

Color Dinner

                       BLANCO … From yellow to red to green, pilgrimage to the clarities, the word peers out to whirls of blue.                          The drunk ring spins, the five senses spin around the centripetal amethyst....

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Brains & Beauts of Boston

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In this holiday season of giving, I remember how much love, inspiration, and laughs our friends, and especially our girlfriends, give us everyday.  This fall, I hosted a dinner called “Brains & Beauts of Boston” to celebrate some of the incredible ladies that I have met in my short time in Boston. I wanted them...

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A Paper Party

One year has come and gone since our wedding. It seems like just a little while ago we were getting things ready for the big day; working on the barn, making decorations, and running around to make sure everything would be just right for the celebration. It was an amazing wedding and an incredible first...

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Chocolate Covered Cranberry Coconut Macaroons

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Last week, we were invited to our friend’s house for his annual Seder dinner. Although this was only my third Seder dinner, it has become something I look forward to every spring. I don’t know many of the stories or the symbolism in the religion, but I love how the meal is filled with rituals...

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The Third Winter Meal

As the days darkened and the end of year came near, we prepared to host our third and final dinner series meal. We planned and prepared, visited new grocery stores, and tried to make a meal that would help us usher in the coming winter. It has become kind of a tradition to include a...

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Soundscape Dinner

The five senses—they are ever-present, enhancing our lives, and delighting our imagination. But we don’t always pay attention to what they are telling us.  In the discussion during the first Dinner in the Dark, my brother said “It’s surprising how your experience of something can be enhanced by losing a sense that you thought made...

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Dinner in the Dark II

As winter creeps back once again, it always surprises us with its intense darkness. The sun fades away now around 4:30pm, if it even comes out at all during the day. Much of our time now is spent with darkness outside the window, reminding us how precious the light really is. A couple weekends ago,...

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