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…

The Fussy Eater Guide to Surviving 1,000° Heat with Frosty Beverages

By no means exhaustive, the following list contains tips, recipes, and resources if, like me, you tend to wilt in this punishing heat and look for any excuse to cool off. Why, did someone say frosty beverages? A Note about “Brain Freeze”If you ask 10 different people, you’ll get 20 different answers for avoiding and…

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…

Make a Bee-Line for Berry Line

Have you been to BerryLine yet? I’ve only visited their location in Fenway but there are also locations in Porter Square and Harvard Square.  According to the counter person I chatted with, BerryLine is locally-owned and operated and has been open a couple years.  They use all-natural frozen yogurt, no frankenfood chemicals here, and their…

Are WTF Bagels the New Frankenfood?

Is anyone else out there a little freaked out by the advancing frankenfoods?  I don’t mean frankenfood in the genetically modified sense.  I’m talking about modified foods with chemicals, additives, and such strange shapes and flavors that an item ceases to be recognizable as the food it is supposed to be. Here are characteristics of…

A Nice Place to Chill

It finally seems the frozen yogurt trend that has swept through New York City is making its way up to Boston. It’s about time we had fun, yummy, dare I say it healthier frozen yogurt spots with chic decor. Honestly I really can’t say what the delay was. One night after a long day at…

Which Has More Calories: Hot Chocolate or a Burrito?

Starbucks Salted Caramel Signature Hot Chocolate, grande size with nonfat milk and whipped cream: Calories 590 Fat Calories 240 Total Fat (g) 27 Saturated Fat (g) 16 Dunkin Donuts small hot chocolate:Calories 210 Fat Calories n/a Total Fat (g) 7Saturated Fat (g) 7 For others check out How Many Calories in that Coffee Drink? Chipotle…

How Sweet Sweet Is

Have you had the pleasure of trying Sweet cupcakes yet? Very nice cupcakes! What is most distinctive about their cupcakes is that they are very light, have a subtle flavor, and yet are not underwhelming in taste. For those in the mood for a sweet treat or a break from the crowds on Newbury St.,…