A local mom has been making waves in our community with her new baking business. Lillian Murtha, who recently opened an online bakeshop, Once Upon a Lil Cupcake, is making delicious and Instagram-worthy cupcakes — but what really makes her baked goodies stand out is that she can make them free of allergens such as gluten, nuts, egg, dairy, and soy. And they still manage to be oh so yummy! “So many kids have allergies now, my own kids included,” she says. “It’s not easy buying something from the store because you … [Read more...] about Yummy, Gluten-Free Cupcakes? Yes, Please!
Indoor plants instantly brighten up a room and add some unexpected texture and personality. Not to mention, they bring a little sunshine inside during these cold, gray winter days. A friend recently sent me to Rose Hill Nursery in New Rochelle, a 3rd generation family-owned nursery, run by the loveliest and most knowledgeable couple. Rose Hill had so many options to choose from including lemon trees, bay leaf trees and even Mediterranean olive trees, in addition to more common house plants like parlor palms and … [Read more...] about Beat the Winter Blues: Buy a House Plant!
In between my kids' basketball games last weekend, I popped into The Roaster Cafe on the main strip in Mamaroneck for a mid-morning pick-me-up. The minute I stepped into the cozy space, I forgot it was freezing outside and wished I could stay and enjoy some of the delicious brunch foods I was eyeing on people's plates. The exposed brick, reclaimed wood flooring and rustic light fixtures instantly transport you off a busy Mamaroneck Ave. Recently reopened after a fire, The Roaster Cafe is a family-owned business … [Read more...] about The Roaster Cafe: Cozy Coffee All Day
If you've got a great idea for a post and want to see it up on Wee Westchester, send it to us! We're opening up our site to reader submissions so we can cover more ground and get a fresh perspective on parenting in Westchester. Send your complete post, written up exactly the way you want it appear, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in the subject line: Submission for Wee Westchester + the title of your piece. We don't need to see a pitch or proposal. Just send us your completed piece, and photos if you've got them. … [Read more...] about Write for Wee Westchester!
Do your kids have what it takes to be an American Ninja Warrior? Fans of the popular TV show get to put their skills to the test at two new ninja warrior gyms in Westchester. Westchester Ninja Warrior opened in Elmsford last fall, and The Grit Ninja just opened this month in Pleasantville. I signed up my 7-year-old son, a devotee of the show, for a winter course at Westchester Ninja Warrior. He’s been having a blast so far. The classes are designed for ages 5 to adult and take place in a room constructed with … [Read more...] about Ninja Warrior Gyms Come to Westchester
With our first big snow storm forecasted for this weekend, here's a round-up of our best snowy days posts. Oh and have you tried snow ice cream? It's actually delicious. Enjoy and stay safe this weekend! 5 Ways to Make Winter Days Fun Snow Day Survival Guide Snow Day Craft Snow Day Art Go skiing! For an afternoon or the day Try snowshoeing Not into the cold? Go see a movie at a Showcase Theater! But first, register online for StarPass, their new loyalty program which just kicked off this week. … [Read more...] about Here Comes The Snow!