Books offer a taste of spring
Great reads for the month of March and beyond.
Time to eat your greens
Here’s one recipe we love, and it goes perfectly with corned beef, which fits in with a little St. Patrick’s Day taste testing fun.
We all have a past. Things we have done that we are proud of; things we wish that would never be remembered; and things that our kids will ask questions about, creating a moral dilemma.
Fine Irish fare at Finnbar's
Finnbar’s occupies a building on the corner of Broadway and Williams Street that has a long history of hospitality from a turn of the century hotel, to a brewery to several iterations of tavern/saloon/bar.
Plan a backyard star party
With gig bag in hand, we traipse out to the backyard for some uncomplicated star gazing.
Bookshelf picks for the month of February.
Bar-Risto is warm, welcoming
Our most recent Family Chow mission led us to a relatively new restaurant in Schenectady – Marotta’s Bar-Risto on Union Street.
Three times the fun
I am full of love and hope this February! In the past my triplets have felt like they are the only triplets in the world. I was recently able to prove them wrong.
Walk reveals winter wonders
Enough hibernating, I decide. This is the day to set in motion the plan I have to take the grandchildren on a winter hike.
Old-world charm a little tired
Although it is already December, the Family Chow wanted to keep the Oktoberfest spirit alive with a trip to the Spa Brauhaus restaurant.
A star for the fruit tree
This fruit tree is certain to be the centerpiece at any function.
“A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens is common dreaded reading to most high school students. So many kids I knew would try desperately to use the film to get out of reading. There are more drastic ways of getting out of reading this classic, like having a car accident and becoming a quadriplegic.
The holidays aren’t just about gifts. Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people — faith, family, charity.
Storytelling is a gift for all
This is the season for sharing stories, looking back on old times and reflecting on where we are now in our journey.
Choices are theirs to make
In many ways the choices of my life have led me to be the mother that I am today.