I (heart) Fluffernutters…

…and other notable New England foods You just ain’t a true New Englanda if ya neva had a Fluffanutta sammich… just sayin’. In honor of Valentine’ s Day I thought I’d pay tribute to all the delicious foods I grew up eating and loving here in New England. But first, the beloved Fluffernutter Sandwich– simply peanut…

homemade ketchup? yes, please.

I hate to admit this, but my seven-year-old has recently entered the stage of all foods must be dipped in ketchup in order for me to eat this. I pick my battles, so I go with it, the only problem was when we ran out of ketchup… this was an emergency situation! I did a…

christmas bonus: bourbon pecan fruitcake bites

Like many folks, I have never been a fan of the traditional fruitcake.  Ridiculed for its brick-like appearance and studded with unnatural glossy green and red “fruits,” it never really tasted any better than it looked. Why does fruitcake have such a bum rap? Generally speaking, fruitcake is just a mixture of brandied fruits and nuts…

irish soda bread: a slice of ireland

It’s almost Boston’s favorite holiday: St. Patrick’s Day! And I am 100% not Irish. However, I have kissed the Blarney Stone and therefore I consider myself “Irish by association” at this time of year. I really don’t have big plans for St. Patty’s day, despite my proximity to South Boston and a plethora of Irish…

green smoothies 101

I’m totally on the green smoothie/juice bandwagon. But there’s a secret to making a great green smoothie. Green smoothies are super tasty if you know the secret. Actually, it isn’t really a secret at all– it’s all about ratios and adding plenty of fruit. Just green veggies in your blender will taste something like salad soup,…

all around the mulberry bush

Until a few days ago, I was unsure of what these berries, that turn from a dazzling red to a deep purple this time of year, were called. I could remember spying them up in the branches and nibbling on one or two, as kid. What a giddy kind of thrill it was for the…