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We Grow Together

It has begun! We have had a few days in Central Massachusetts that smelled like puddles instead of snow. The huge snow banks are compressing and shrinking little by little and every news… Continue reading

Blah. Winter. Hashtag Blah

Not sure if you’ve heard, but it’s been snowing in Central Massachusetts. It’s been snowing since the last week of January. As of February 12, 2015 a whopping 92.1 inches (that’s seven and… Continue reading

Another One from the Stock Pot List- New York Griddle Breads

Yes, I have checked another item off my Stock Pot List. I’m talking about English muffins. As this article from The Nibble shows, these breakfast standards actually originated in NYC.  Unlike typical breads… Continue reading

Spicy Not Pricey

Inspired by an episode of Cooking Channel’s show “My Grandmother’s Ravioli” Mr. Food It Yourself and I purchased a masala dabba– a traditional Indian spice box- a few months ago. However, we did… Continue reading

Who is Responsible for This?

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know I talk a lot about food. If you follow my twitter feed you’ll know I sometimes use social media to…um…express my feelings… Continue reading

To Everything There is a Season- You Should Respect That

Like most Americans I am always trying to get more fruits and vegetables into my DIYet. Studies show that, as a nation, we just don’t get enough. And, like most Americans in these… Continue reading

Happy January 1, 2015

In case you missed it, it is now 2015. On this first day of the year we all say we’re going to “eat healthy” in the next 365 days. What does that even… Continue reading

There’s No Made Like Home for the Holidays 3 (A three part Christmas Special)

Part 3- A Finale Touch First, a quick performance note: The post I made on Sunday night might have been slightly misleading. The dough for Moravian spice cookies is rarely so well behaved.… Continue reading

There’s No Made Like Home for the Holidays II (A three part Christmas Special)

Part 2- The Leading Roll We made Moravian spice cookies every Christmas when I was young. As I grew older, my mom stopped making them. Not that she stopped baking for Christmas, but… Continue reading

There’s No Made Like Home for the Holidays (A three part Christmas Special)

Part one-Get it Together! So there are these unethical food manufacturers out there trying to convince people that refrigerated or frozen logs, blocks, and tubes of raw cookie matter become magically “homemade” just… Continue reading