Amsterdam Falafel: Beyond Traditional

When Amsterdam Falafel Shop first opened in Davis square, I heard a lot of buzz about the place, but when I eventually made my way over there I didn’t immediately fall in love.  Perhaps it was the dark and cramped space, but more likely it was because I had two kids in tow, I was…

Salem Loves Fall: I Love Seafood

Salem is a hot spot come fall, but there’s much more to it than witches and witch hunts.  We love to go to Salem for the Peabody Essex Museum, where right now you can also check out something way more powerful and intriguing than witches (well at least as intriguing): The Strandebeest. There is also…

Falmouth Gastropub Bear In Boots Gets it Right

I’ve had some great meals on Cape Cod and Nantucket, but most of them are made at home with goodies from the farmer’s market and the local fisherman.  Dining out on the Cape has historically been a bit of a let down.  I would head to Wellfleet or Nantucket leaving my high standards for dining…

Not Just a Cookie Cutter Halloween Appetizer: Food Network’s Ghostini’s

If you are on Pinterest you know that this month there is everything from Halloween Bento boxes being sent to school with kiddos, fun Halloween cocktails for grown ups to enjoy while others indulge in their favorite childhood candies.  Every food channel, magazine, local restaurant and bakery is celebrating the flavours of the season as…

Pico De Gallo Recipe: Inspired by Ree

Way before our farm tomatoes were ripe, I was cozy on the couch with my two little sous chefs watching Ree Drummond make her pico de gallo. The next day, I got my ingredients together and made a batch and I’ve been making it weekly ever since. But this week, it is a celebration because…

Pico de Gallo: A #1 Recipe for #2 Tomatoes

If you’re a fan of Dance Moms then you know what Abby Lee Miller says, “#2 is first loser.” That may be true in the dance world but luckily we ‘re not there, we’re in the kitchen. Today I bought a basket if the most beautiful #2 tomatoes ever. They were grown in Maine, with…

Cranberry Roquefort Tartines

This is a great bite that you can throw together in minutes.  It is a perfect addition to a cocktail party.  You can serve it with drinks before a formal meal.  You can pour a glass of wine and throw it together for a grown-up “after-school snack” while the children play lego on the coffee…