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Spotlight: Harpoon Brewery

Spotlight: Harpoon Brewery

For those of you who are familiar with local Boston beers, you’ll know a lot about one of my  favorite hometown breweries: Harpoon. This weekend I flew “home” to surprise my best friend for her birthday, which was oh-so-fun and completely hilarious (as are all get-togethers […]

Chicken Coconut Curry: Part II

Chicken Coconut Curry: Part II

With Indian dishes (in my opinion) the more spices, the merrier. This recipe is not just curry powder, coconut milk, the end. You gotta work for it kids! But it is so, so worth it. Think of it as an excuse to expand your spice collection.

Traditional Indian Coconut Rice with Chicken Curry: Part I

Traditional Indian Coconut Rice with Chicken Curry: Part I

As I was thinking about what to make for dinner this week (and what to drink with it), I realized I needed some inspiration. I pulled out my recipe binder and started flipping through. Hidden far in the back was a hand written recipe for coconut rice in a handwriting I didn’t recognize at first.

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Dark Chocolate Vanilla Porter BACON Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Vanilla Porter BACON Cupcakes

Please forgive me for this. These are dark chocolate, vanilla porter, BACON cupcakes (adapted from a recipe of someone who knows a lot more about baking than I – thanks Delly). I’m really not much of a baker. My need to improvise/tinker just doesn’t correlate […]

An ode to Trader Joe’s: You complete me.

An ode to Trader Joe’s: You complete me.

The other day, I realized that it is once again that time of year for one of my favorite hearty dishes: risotto. Risotto is one of those stick to your ribs meals that is perfect in the late fall and winter.


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