Friday, February 10, 2012
Personnel from Sunrise Senior Living gave a truffle-making demonstration just in time for Valentine's Day.
A little bit of chocolate can make any Valentine's Day that much more enjoyable - and on Thursday, some area residents got a lesson on how to make their own treats. Tabatha Brennan and Tracy Carangelo of Sunrise Senior Living stopped by the Lynnfield Senior Center with several pounds of chocolate and other ingredients needed to make several types of truffles. In fact, for such a legendary treat, it seems surprisingly easy to make a basic truffle. Running the demonstration, Brennan melted a couple of pounds of bittersweet chocolate in a double boiler, which uses steam heat to melt the chocolate, protecting against burning. She later whisked a softened pound of cream cheese into the melted chocolate, advising the group that if the melted …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Part of an ongoing series of articles looking at long-ago Lynnfield newspaper articles.
In recent months, this website has looked back on long-ago holidays in Lynnfield with help from archived copies of the former Village Press Weekly newspaper. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it seemed like a great time for another peek back in time - in this case going back 70 years to Valentine's Day, 1942. These days, I'm pretty sure that for whatever reasons, there's mostly no such thing as the policemen's ball in most municipalities. However, 70 years ago in Lynnfield, it's how a lot of people were planning to kick off their Valentine's Day weekend. It was held on Friday, Feb. 13, 1942 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets were $1.65 per couple (15 cents of which was tax) or 83 cents per individual (8 cents of which was tax). The …
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Some local kids got a head start on their Valentine's Day festivities with help from local craftsperson Jeanne Nielsen. Nielsen was at the Lynnfield Library Tuesday evening to lead a rubber stamping workshop for kids aged 8-12.
In honor of Valentine's Day, here are some samplings from my decorating portfolio that are on the sweet side.
For chocolate lovers ... If you love chocolate, surrounding yourself with rich brown walls is the ultimate indulgence. Finish it off with pops of color or vanilla white. Wine pairings ... Little girl rooms tend to be very pink. But you know what? Big girls like pink, too! Over the years I have chosen a lot of pink hues for the more mature tastes of my decorating clients (see some of them in the gallery of photos with this post). The key to choosing the right pink is to avoid straight up bubble gum and go with wines, persimmons, and raisins. And don't be shy ... wine is not for wall flowers! Roses are red ... Roses will forever represent a romantic heart, but don't feel that a dozen or more is necessary to make a visual statement. …