Favourite Cookbooks: The Broad Fork

I love a good cookbook.  I read them. I browse them. I cook from them. I get inspiration from them. One that I love is The Broad Fork by Hugh Acheson.  I appreciate how he uses the all different parts of the ingredients, which I also like to do.  I highly recommend The Broad Fork…

Capo Gets a New Pastry Chef: Kate Holowchik

The one thing that Capo, a restaurant in South Boston, was missing was a decent dessert. They went above and beyond and now have Pastry Chef Kate Holowchik working her magic.

Harvest’s The Book and the Cook:  Battersby

 Harvest Restaurant is nestled down in one of Harvard Square’s little nooks and has a fabulous patio for this time of year.  I was lucky to attend one of Harvets’ “The Book and the Cook” evenings a while back and loved it.  The setup is great, you sit with other guests side by side…

Lincoln Tavern Brunch: South Boston is Only 5 Miles from Here

Okay, I’ll admit it.  To me South Boston is a bit of a fantastical distant land.  I’ve heard of that particular ‘hood and certainly seen it portrayed in the movies but the reality of Southie didn’t quite seem approachable.  The problem is that in my real life, real world existence, I had a growing list…

Shop Boston’s Piazza: Eataly at the Prudential

Alright, I’ll admit it.  I was a skeptic when I heard Eataly was coming to Boston.  “We have our very own North End,” I thought “why do we need Eataly here?”  After a tour of Eataly Boston I’m convinced we do need it here and that the North End has one role and Eataly Boston has…

Dinner with Robert Irvine 

I am a fan of food tv, well ok I admit it, I am a fan of all kinds of DIY television.  Over the years I have seen Robert Irvine’s huge personality filling the scene on shows like Dinner: Impossible, Restaurant: Impossible, and Chopped.  So, recently when Xfinity invited me to a dinner and demonstration…

Make the Trade: Trade Boston

Trade your regular old date night for something different this year.  Step outside your date night comfort zone and you won’t regret taking it.  I know as parents we’re tired and sometimes lucky enough to make it out the door on date night.  You’ve got this and once you get there you won’t regret the…

Return of the Weekend Guide: September 16-18th

Our long-lost friend, the Weekend Guide, is back! We live in a region that is full of options and opportunities and making a curated list of things to do each weekend is one of my favourite things to do for my readers.  What I get in return is a feeling of satisfaction and joy when…

Too Hot to Cook:  The Foodery to the Rescue

I don’t handle heat well.  So summer cooking on a good day is outside on the grill or in a single pan. I’ll happily have some chopped up raw vegetables from our CSA, but the rest of the family usually wants something a little more than that. Takeout gets expensive and we easily fall into…

Assembling in Somerville: A Destination for All

Somerville is my neighbour and parts of Somerville are very close by. Davis Square is just on the other side of Massachusetts Avenue and yet other parts seem a world away. It wasn’t until Assembly Row opened, that I realised how quickly you can get there from here.  In fact, for my most recent visit,…

Lunch with your BFFs at Assembly Row

Lunch with friends seems like a simple enough thing: You pick a day and gather for lunch. Right? Wrong. Some friends can do weekdays on a quiet work day while others prefer a weekend. Some friends have a car and worry about parking while others prefer to take the T. Then there is the problem…

Dog Days of Summer Start Now: Kirkland Tap and Trotter

What does “doy days of summer” even mean?  According to Becky Little in National Geographic, dog days of summer refer to the stars and how the ancient Greek interpreted them. In ancient Greece, the constellation Canis Major was thought to be a dog chasing Lepus, the hare. The star Sirius is the dog’s nose; the Greeks…