Good-bye No Name

Universal Hub alerts us to the permanent closing of yet another Boston staple restaurant, No Name in South Boston. Here is a link to their famous seafood chowder recipe.

Villa Maria’s First Sip of Summer Tweet Up & Dessert Pairing #firstsipnz

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this wine free from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Villa Maria as part of their First Sip of Summer Twitter Tasting. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are entirely my own. Earlier this month I participated in Villa Maria’s First Sip…

Prepping for National Cheesecake Day July 30th

This guy is READY for cheesecake – are you? All rights reserved by madmolecule. National Cheesecake Day is this Saturday, July 30th! While not an actual “designated day” (ahem Congress maybe we could clear that up more swiftly than the budget?) but rather a placeholder for reservations at restaurants that serve cheesecake, who am I to not…

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…

Karen Got a Big Ole Bundt

Ed Note: The following recipe for Aphrodisiac Cherry Vanilla Almond Cake has officially been entered in the Bon Appétit Blog Envy Bake-Off Contest!  Please vote here (registration may be required) – voting will be over soon! Recently I was fortunate to receive and test-drive a recipe from Chrysta Wilson and Amy Reiley’s upcoming book, Kiss My Bundt,…

Cook’s Illustrated Featured in Boston Globe Magazine

I’m such a huge, huge fan of Cook’s Illustrated Magazine and their program America’s Test Kitchen. Much like what Julia Child tried to do with her “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” book, Cook’s Illustrated is about the how and why of cooking, not just the recipes. Let’s face it – no visit to a…