Eating Your Way Through Autumn

So I’m taking a short break from dissertation editing and fretting about academic life to notice that the Red Sox are winning things and apparently it is Fall already. Hello outside world! While anything with pumpkin typically wins the “eating your way through Autumn” award, I’d like to suggest a couple alternatives. This morning while…

Crepes for Dinner

So you might have guessed I’m pretty fantastic at using food to bribe myself to work on my dissertation. Tonight this path took me to one of my favorite spots in all of Boston, Trident Booksellers & Cafe.  Here are tonight’s specials: I took a photo of the menu because I’m not going to remember…

Prepping for Maine Blueberry Season

Image courtesy of cmckna While it’s a bit early for Maine blueberry season in August (see previous posts here, resources here), there’s a fun article on Boston.com filled with blueberry recipes: Best blueberry cake springs from The Recipe Box Project – The Boston Globe My personal favorite comes from my first trip to Maine back…

New England Summer Food Festivals

UPDATE 5/16/11: Strawberry Dessert Festival coming to Boston this summer!  Image courtesy of Mass Farmers Markets Details here: Mass Farmers Markets Strawberry Dessert Festival Image courtesy of phillips.family Mark your calendars! Summer food festival season is upon us – enjoy!New England summer food festivals – Boston.com

Wild Maine Blueberries Near You

A reader just asked where one can buy Wild Maine Blueberries if not in New England. While you could always check with individual farms in Maine, you can usually find Wyman’s Wild Blueberries in your grocer’s freezer section. Trader Joe’s also sells frozen blueberries although I believe they are from Quebec. This Maine blueberry lover,…

It’s Berry Time

One of the best things about the short New England summer, besides being only a short winter skiing break, is the short growing season. It’s not often mentioned but my sense is that this short growing season and the climate of New England produce the most densely-flavored fruit. By densely-flavored I mean that the fruit…

Fruit Plate Highly Recommended. Seriously.

I ended up at Finale Desserts tonight and had a wonderful experience. I was looking for somewhere to hang out and do some homework that wasn’t Dunkin Donuts for a change. The Dunkin near where I live closes daily at 2:30am and they play CNN on this TV hanging from the ceiling, not to mention…