Backwoods GranolaAs adapted from t.e.l.l. New England’s 2017 Vol. 14|”Cabin Fever” issue. In november of 2016 I attended a Makers and Gatherers food and prop styling retreat on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, with Suzanne Lee of Boston Prop Stylist. It was here that I connected with Jenn Bakos, photographer and co-founder of t.e.l.l. New England. … More Backwoods Granola
Two Octobers ago, our bike trip to Vermont with friends was canceled due to an impending pre-winter storm. A forecast of heavy snow and strong winds was on the horizon, weather that doesn’t often mix well with traditional mountain bikes. As everyone from our bike group decided that they would stay hunkered in at home, … More Stowe-ked
In March of 2017, while on a trip with Will in New Hampshire, he invited me to join his friends, Kevin and Laura, on a sailing expedition off the coast of Greece. On a self chartered Catamaran, we would spend 7 days sailing the Aegean Sea, traveling between the Cyclades Islands and exploring their unique … More Mainer to Mopedo
“Paddle, paddle, paddle!” is what I hear coming over my shoulder as I am kneeling in a narrow boat that’s about to either plunge over a small drop, become engulfed in a long wave train or flip to its side spilling us messily into swift water. My job at the bow is to keep paddling … More Paddle Paddle Paddle!
Where Oh Where to begin? As some of you may already know, I have spent the past year and a half living and working off-grid in the mountains of Western Maine for Maine Huts and Trails , a nonprofit backcountry hut and trail system, whose goal is to preserve and conserve this region of Maine through … More Home and Work in the Mountains of Maine
It’s late in the afternoon as I sit in my mountain home absorbing what remains of today’s warm afternoon glow through timber framed windows. With a tree shrouded view of Sugarloaf on the horizon line and a Scratch bagel in hand, I reflect back on my week filled with friends, Hamilton the soundtrack on repeat, drunken History … More A cake fit for Hamilton
A few mornings ago I woke up with a seriously mean hankering for Mac and Cheese, which could have been the result of either two things: the fact that over the course of the night we accumulated a couple inches of snow fall and I desired something warm and cozy to eat that evening OR that … More An Ode to Mac and Cheese
Hello! For those of you who don’t know already, my name is Jess and this right here is the very beginning of a new project that I have decided to embark on. If you are looking for more info on myself, check out my bio here About Jess ! But if you want to know more about what’s … More Beer on the go – Let it begin