I really didn’t believe all the hype about Hurricane Sandy. I found myself at the grocery store on Sunday, stocking up on perishable food like chicken and cheese to round out our already mostly-stocked fridge, ready to start cooking my lunches for the week. We were not prepared for a power outage (unless you count [read more →]

Roasted Cauliflower and Leek Soup

I have been eating so much cauliflower lately. It’s such a versatile vegetable – I put it in tomato sauce, frittatas, mash it with potatoes, and just snack on it plain roasted. Last weekend, I took the idea of potato and leek soup, and replaced the potatoes with roasted cauliflower. I kept it simple to [read more →]

East Cambridge Smoke This Rib Fest 2012

Sunday was my first time attending East Cambridge’s Smoke This Rib Fest. The impressive event, now in it’s third year running, pulled together over 20 local restaurants for a massive outdoor rib competition. Ribs and other food samples were available for purchase a la carte, but a $20 tasting ticket got you ten rib samples [read more →]

I know it’s cliché, but one of my favorite things about fall is eating all things pumpkin. I’ve experimented with different versions of pumpkin pasta sauce over the years, and this version might just be my best yet. I used evaporated milk to get a little creaminess without having to use heavy cream. I also [read more →]

Even though I grew up in Massachusetts and moved back to Boston over two years ago, last weekend was my first ever trip to Portland, Maine. It was long overdue. We had an amazing time and tried to cram as much food into our short trip as possible. Do you ever watch that Food Network [read more →]

Four Burgers

Last week I dined with some fellow Boston bloggers at Four Burgers, a fast casual restaurant with locations in Boston and Cambridge. Its concept is straightforward: you choose from one of four burger options (beef, turkey, salmon, or black bean), and then customize it with your choice of bun, cheese, and other toppings. They sometimes [read more →]

Sometimes the simplest foods are the best. Matt and I were blown away by the kale salad we tried at City House in Nashville, and our recreation of it has been in our repertoire ever since. The original salad of kale and thinly sliced radishes was dressed with lemon juice and olive oil, and topped [read more →]

Coconut Date Balls

Marathon training has made me extra snacky lately, so I’ve been looking for healthy things that I can have on hand or bring to work when hunger strikes. Enter the Daily Garnish’s Coconut Date Balls. They might not look like much in the pictures, but I highly recommend you give them a try. The recipe [read more →]

T.W. Food

T.W. Food is tucked away in West Cambridge, a quiet area of town I don’t venture to enough. It had been high on my list to try for awhile. So, when I won a gift certificate to any Boston area restaurant from the nice people at Tasted Menu recently, I picked T.W. Food. Matt and [read more →]

Shiitake Mushroom and Onion Frittata

Meal planning for Matt and me lately has consisted of buying dozens (that’s right, dozens) of eggs and a variety of vegetables, and sort of winging it every night. As a result, we make a lot of frittatas. We usually use Marco Canora’s zucchini frittata recipe from his book Salt to Taste as a guide, [read more →]

Today I’m guest posting over on Amy’s blog Wicked Good Travel while she’s getting settled in her new home in Scotland. I made a grilled corn and arugula carbonara, which is a great way to squeeze in some fresh corn before the season is over! Have a great weekend!

Baked Eggs with Cauliflower and Tomatoes

Now that my marathon training is in full force, Saturday brunches after my long runs have become a regular thing. And I love it. There’s seriously nothing better than coming back from a 13 mile run to a delicious brunch and some mimosas on the deck. Matt and I have been making a list of [read more →]

Sous Vide St. Louis Ribs

My love for my Sous Vide Supreme has been well documented. One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about the sous vide method of cooking is its ability to make cooking for a crowd completely foolproof. You simply set the water bath to the desired temperature, and the food will never overcook or dry out. [read more →]

Drink

I love a good craft cocktail bar. I don’t even mind paying a lot for a great cocktail, or waiting awhile for to be made. It’s worth it for the ability to talk to and learn from the bartender, and try something you may not have otherwise thought to try. Fort Point’s Drink is known [read more →]

Tomato Fideua

Fideua is a paella-like dish made with thin noodles called fideos. It used to be one of my dad’s specialities (and I think I always secretly like it more than paella). I’ve developed my own version over the years, which I’m not even sure I should call “fideua” anymore, as mine are usually vegetarian and [read more →]

Ricotta and Oven-Dried Tomato Crostini

Thanks to my mom’s new tomato garden, Matt and I have had more tomatoes sitting around our apartment than we know what to do with. I know, such a tough problem to have… Matt had the idea to keep our cherry tomatoes from going bad by oven-drying them. The idea is that you put the [read more →]

Feeling inspired from our New Hampshire trip last weekend, I told myself I wasn’t going to stress out over the little things this week. One thing I tend to over-stress about: weekday meals. Now, I love to cook, but I often accidentally make elaborate food plans on weekdays, which I really don’t have time for [read more →]

Weekend in New Hampshire

One of the things I love most about living in Boston is the proximity to so many weekend destinations around New England. Between the Cape, Maine, and the mountains up north, there are always options when you’re looking for a quick getaway out of the city. So far this summer though, I haven’t really taken [read more →]

The Boston Sail Loft

I had grand plans to go on a whale watch* for my birthday the other weekend. As it always happens when you make weather-dependent plans, the weather did not cooperate. Matt thinks it’s for the best. *I know Boston whale watches are supposed to be for tourists, but for me they never get old. In [read more →]

Brunch at M3

Everyone knows I love to brunch, which is why I was so happy when M3 opened right down the street from me in Davis Square. Not only do I love having another brunch option, they even offer a Saturday brunch. (Which, in my opinion, is really more difficult to find in Boston than it should [read more →]

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