Shannon Fischer

Spout Off

THE SUN IS HIGH, the air is warm, and across New England seven million vegetable-gardening enthusiasts have grabbed their trowels and started digging. Green thumbs have even found a place in the city of Boston, thanks to swaths of greenery…

Brain Storm

He’s the most brilliant thinker you’ve never heard of — and he’s found a way around fossil fuels.

Rule the Roost

IT USED TO BE that only birds twittered and tweeted. Though the online community has appropriated those activities, our feathered friends still own the market on chirping, warbling, and even chirruping — a chorus that more than 55 million Americans…

Warm Brews: Recipes

Pumpkin Pie Martini: The Oak Bar at the Fairmont Copley Plaza2 ½ oz Vanilla vodka1 oz pumpkin spice syrup1 oz pumpkin pie puree (1 can spice mix in 1 cup water)½ oz Amarula Cream liqueurAn assortment of pumpkin pie spices…

The Thanksgiving Breakdown

THIS TURKEY DAY, more than 700,000 Massachusetts residents will kick off the holiday season by enduring full-body scans at Logan, traffic jams on the Mass. Pike, and probably a Fung Wah bus fire or two. Most of us will get…

Pet Project

Newbury Street newcomers Fish & Bone caters to four-legged customers.