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Freezer App Wanted! A Frugal Foodie’s Quest

Foodie app needed! Hoping some tech savvy foodie friends can help with this one… I’d love to find an app to track what I’ve got in the freezer (fridge would be a bonus, but freezer is my main concern). I try … Continue reading

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Boston’s Best Burger? A Tasty Foursquare Tip!

Actually, I’m really in no position to judge Boston’s best burger.I like to throw a burger on the grill at home, and occasionally get creative with the preparation–see for instance Burgers topped with Garlicky Arugula. But when I go out … Continue reading

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Faro with Grilled Eggplant, Tomatoes & Mozzarella

When I set out last weekend to make a concerted effort to bring down our weekly food bill, making good use of items on hand was key to the strategy. I had eggplant, tomato and pesto that wouldn’t last much … Continue reading

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Six Favorite Spring Recipes

My full-out foodie blog is over on Cooking Chat, but my intention is to share some highlights here so that this blog gives an overview of all my interests. With that in mind, here are some of my favorite spring … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas: 5 Favorite Cookbooks for Christmas

Most serious or semi-serious home cooks welcome a cookbook as a gift. When I get one for Christmas, I’m slow to get around to opening anything else, preferring to thumb through the pages and plan what I’ll cook. As a … Continue reading

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Penne with Arugula, Garlic & Beans

Arugula is a great thing to have on hand. It’s got a nice peppery flavor, and is good raw or cooked in a number of different ways. Tonight I planned to use it in an Italian bread soup, but alas, … Continue reading

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Chatham Squire: Still Tasty After All These Years

So how does a restaurant thrive for over 40 years in the restaurant business? A visit last month during our Cape Cod vacation to The Chatham Squire may provide some insights. Our family stepped into the bustling scene on a weeknight toward … Continue reading

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Gustare Oils & Vinegars

I’m often sampling wines late Saturday afternoon. But this Saturday, I found myself hustling down a back road from the Chatham Bars Inn to get to Gustare Oils & Vinegars before they closed. I’d exchanged Tweets with them a few … Continue reading

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