15 Reasons Why Stardew Valley is the Perfect Game for Foodies

April 26, 2016

At the beginning of April I was pretty much certain that I was going to need an intervention. The things is, it wasn’t gelato, caramel creams, or even prosecco that I potentially needed to be forcibly removed from. It was the video game Stardew Valley. Do you know about this phenomena? Stardew Valley is this amazing […]

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The Recipes I Really Make

November 5, 2012
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You know how we post hundreds of recipes on our websites and talk about how delicious, easy, and/or fabulous they are? Well how many of those posted recipes do you actually make again? Be honest. If you’re anything like me then probably not very many. We’re creatures of habit. A few new dishes may occasionally […]

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How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew by Erin Bried

December 13, 2010
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Update: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Emmy, lucky number 39! You may remember around this time last year that I glowingly reviewed a book by author Erin Bried. I couldn’t say enough about How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew and I’m certain that those of you who […]

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Too Many Cooks and Sublime Coconut Cake

June 1, 2009
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Last week we had terrible weather in Boston. It was dark, dreary, and downright depressing. Not even the alliteration in those words could bring a smile to my face. So I finally gave in to the cozy temptation of my soft red couch and curled up with a copy of Emily Franklin’s new book Too […]

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Tastes and Tales of Massachusetts

October 19, 2008

With all of the buzz circulating lately around the importance of eating local I wondered if perhaps a little emphasis might also be spared for the preservation of local recipes? So many of us, myself included, are cookbook addicts, rushing out to pick up the next shiny new title from Ina Garten or Nigella Lawson […]

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You Say Tomato

September 14, 2008

Yesterday my mom gave me a very generous bagful of garden fresh tomatoes. Apparently the plants she grew in her flower bed produced wildly this year and she’s been inundated with all manner of the ruby red produce (thank you again mom). This makes me insanely jealous as I so desperately want to have a […]

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Belle in the Big Apple

August 23, 2008

Belle in the Big Apple is a light tale of an ambitious southern twenty-something with perfectly coiffed blonde hair and the triple threat of charm, money, and a granddaddy with connections. Belle is a big fish in a small pond literally covering crayfish festivals for her family owned newspaper when she decides that she’ll never […]

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