Craving in New England: Spice, Raw, Fresh, Warm

Here are some of the dishes I’m craving right now. These are all things I have delved into lately. Mushrooms I love mushrooms all year but especially in the winter. The earthy umami flavour and toothsome texture of mushrooms are hearty, cozy and comforting. These are some gorgeous mushrooms from …

The Other Concord: Concord NH

“You’re going to Concord, NH?” *blink blink* -long distant stare- was the reaction I got when I mentioned that Isabelle and I were going to a mother daughter weekend away. People talked about how Concord, NH was a little run down and not so pleasant. I’ve never been afraid of …

Holiday Treats: Gluten Free Pecan Pralines

Candy without a candy thermometer? I was skeptical but willing to give it a try. They were actually that easy and delicious. Gluten Free Pecan Pralines Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of pecans, chopped slightly 1 cup brown sugar dark or light works ⅓ cups heavy cream ¼ cups butter, unsalted …

Cookie Decorating in North Cambridge:

Making and decorating cookies with your kids can be a fun memorable moment. On the flip side, it can be a crazed stressful mess. This year you can take a shortcut and do it for a great cause. NOCA Provisions located in North Cambridge has begun their “Kids for Kids” …

Go Nuts For the Holidays: Literally

Come fall and winter, we bring out the nuts. I’m not talking election politics or even family members. I am talking literally about nuts. Putting out a dish of nuts when friends stop by for a little visit feels festive and special. For holiday parties we always start with some …

The Francis: Portland Maine

Maine has had a special place in my heart ever since we moved to the United States.  In high school, I went to Maine for summer camp.  More than that though, Maine reminds me of my home and native land.  There are many Canadians in Maine, whether their families emigrated …