Reviews

A Cold Day in Rockport

May 18, 2009
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An email arrived late last week from a mutual friend of ours, Rob Diebboll, who happens to be a lovely local artist. Rob recently moved his studio to the quaint seaside town of Rockport and invited us to stop by during the town’s Motif #1 Days festival. I’m not only a fan of Rob’s work […]

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Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson

May 7, 2009
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I’ve mentioned my little love affair with Diane Mott Davidson’s culinary mysteries in the past. In fact, a post of a recipe from one of her extremely enjoyable novels even won 2nd place in an online competition at The Kitchn so she and I (or at least her books and I) are very old friends. […]

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Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: Toaster Tarts

May 4, 2009
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Don’t forget! You have until 6 PM EST on Friday, May 8th to enter the contest to win your very own copy of Karen Solomon’s new cookbook, Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It. Simply follow this link and leave a comment. It couldn’t be easier. ********** I love that author Karen Solomon considers her new […]

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The Harvard Square Mayfair

May 3, 2009
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CK and I just dragged ourselves home from the annual brouhaha that is the Harvard Square Mayfair. Along with our good friend Anna, we essentially ate our way through block after block of tempting festive food vendors. Everywhere you looked there was something edible: sausage, french fries, kettle corn, ice cream, burgers, pakoras, and even […]

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Turkey Hill Junior Mint Ice Cream

April 17, 2009
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You know how Carrie Bradshaw is all “hello lover” when it comes to Manolo Blahniks? Well that’s what I said when I saw this Turkey Hill Junior Mint ice cream today in the freezer section of the Porter Square Shaws. I literally stopped in the middle of the aisle and did a double take. Then […]

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders

March 11, 2009
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I had an opportunity over the last few weeks to sample a number of products from a company called Just BARE Chicken. The chicken they sell is all natural, antibiotic, hormone, and cage free while also being vegetable fed. All excellent lifestyle options for the chicken you serve to posses, but the really cool thing […]

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A Cooking Class at Create-a-Cook

February 25, 2009
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I actually won something in this year’s Menu for Hope raffle. The item was sponsored by Jo, of Amuse Bouche, who also just happens to be a manager at a local company in Newton called Create-a-Cook. The prize was originally slated to be a cooking party for six friends, but Jo generously offered CK and […]

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The School of Essential Ingredients

February 8, 2009
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Once a month an eclectic group of strangers meet in the kitchen of Lillian’s restaurant to participate in The School of Essential Ingredients. Shy and cautious at first they soon build a supportive rapport with one another, and under Lillian’s intuitive culinary tutelage blossom and grow in ways they never imagined possible. Each chapter reveals […]

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