A Back to School Alphabet: Where to Eat

  All Star Pizza Bar: For their awesome toppings.(Cambridge) Barismo: For the best coffee roasting and cappuccinos (Arlington) Clover: For their collection of trucks and brick and mortar shops that will keep you well fed fast.  (Cambridge, Boston, Burlington, Brookline, Watertown) Deluxe Town Diner: For their delectable diner dishes from breakfast to dinner. (Watertown) East…

Kirkland Tap and Trotter: Brunch

Kirkland Tap and Trotter, which just over the Cambridge border, outside of Harvard Square, is the guy (could be girl but since Chef Tony Maws is a guy this analogy works better that way) on campus that everyone wants to know.  It’s not the Big Man on Campus but the really nice, approachable, easy going…

Chef Jeremy Sewall’s Cucumber Lime Mint Mocktail (Recipe)

Chef Sewall, of Lineage, Island Creek Oyster Bar and Row 34, talked about the virtues of mint not just in your cocktail or mocktail.  He suggested tossing a little in with your salad to brighten it up.  You can also shred (or chiffonnade) a few mint leaves to sprinkle on fish.  Lastly, a couple of…

Hosting Dinner Outside the Kitchen

Kitchensurfing: No it’s not the X Games of the culinary world and it is not a hot new food show on Cooking Channel, Esquire or The Food Network.  Kitchensurfing is a website that connects you to chefs, menus, parties of all sorts and allows you to bring them to your home or event from dinner…

Super Bowl XLVIII: Pinterest Shminterest time to order out

I know you have a whole Pinterest board or maybe even two: Super Bowl snacks and Super Bowl decor.  Don’t even mention the third one:  Super Bowl Sweets. Super Bowl XLVIII is this weekend and yes, I know that pizza with the pepperoni in the shape of a football is super cute, but really do…

Sponsored Post: My Kind of Minted

As I mentioned before, we don’t celebrate Christmas at our house.  We do celebrate at Grandma and Grandpa’s and my children definitely enjoy both Chanukah and Christmas. When it comes to cards, we definitely don’t send out Christmas Cards. We don’t do the holiday newsletter. I’m not a fan of “Happy Holidays” because it’s weirdly…

Scallops for dinner (Recipe)

We got gorgeous scallops in our Farmer’s To You order this week via Red’s Best. . So for dinner we had spinach salad with some crusty, chewy semolina bread from Seven Star Bakery, baked scallops (in the toaster oven) and a garlic wine sauce. Ingredients: Scallops (8-10 of them) Marinade: – 2 TBSP olive oil…

Falling for Cheese: Grilled Cheese Two Ways

Grilled cheese is definitely a treat and this is the best time of year to enjoy it. There is a bite in the air and fall fruit- apples and pears- go so well with cheese. As a child, I hated that my mom insisted we have open-faced sandwiches. Now, I think especially for a sandwich…

Simple Lunch for Mom & Son

Sometimes a simple quiet lunch in the kitchen is better than any fancy meal out. It is all about finding those spaces between that help stretch out summer days in a good way. After dinner last night, we had pasta left over. Keep even a small serving of leftover pasta for a day. It is…