Jenny Currier

Jennifer Currier is a former English teacher and dolphin trainer, raised in the desert of Roswell, New Mexico. She often suffers from wanderlust and a constant hunger for gelato. Jennifer earned her graduate degree from Dartmouth College, where she studied creative writing and met her first Rhode Islander. It only took one coffee milk and a clam cake to convince her to return to The Ocean State. She maintains several odd jobs and blogs under the alias Queen Jenevere. She plans to keep traveling, writing, and promoting herself as "sometimes funny." You can follow her on Twitter at @jennycurrier and Instagram @travelingfoodwriter

Spiritual Journeys in the Time of Coronavirus: How are people of different faiths dealing with isolation?

“The shock of coronavirus has a lot of spiritual potential, leading us to ask, ‘What is real? Why did it happen? Does it matter why it happened? What is the reason for suffering?’” Shana Klinger poignantly stated via Zoom one quarantine afternoon. I asked if she would share a bit of her spiritual journey in […]

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Something Special: A cozy dinner for two without leaving the house

“Date Night, Delivered.”  This is what Bre Goldsmith, owner of Bites By Bre, advertises when she posts each week’s soul-hugging menu items on Instagram. (She prefers the term “soul-hugging” to “comfort food” because we need an extra bit of love right now.) If you opt in, you get a three-course meal for Friday night, plus […]

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Four Thousand Years After Sabbath, and We’re Finally Taking a Rest

A Pre-Script: I had the idea to write this piece on March 10, which now seems like a year ago, and by the time I put it on paper, things had already shifted significantly. Please note that this was before nationwide layoffs, before food insecurity spiked, before children were sent home, before toilet paper disappeared, […]

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Rhode Island Heroes Feeding Our Heroes: Fundraiser supports local restaurants and gives to healthcare workers

On April 2, a new GoFundMe campaign was launched called RI Feeds our Heroes, and this fundraiser offers double the bang for your buck: donations are used to support local restaurants by purchasing their gift cards, and those gift cards are given to front line workers — our hospital heroes. Three members in the RI […]

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Quarantini: A special weekend concoction from Little Bitte

We asked Willa Van Nostrand, owner of Little Bitte Cocktails, how she lifts her “spirits” at a time like this. Her company creates delicious cocktails garnished with edible flowers and she says this is the perfect time of year to go foraging. “The flowers that are beginning to blossom in Providence are violets, tulips, dandelions […]

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