Listen to Your Mother: Hydrate

My mom is the one who taught me to buy a case of water to keep in the back of the car so I would drink enough water.  It usually stayed cool enough in the summer and then when the snow began to fall, I had to stop buying water …

Citrus: A Little Slice of Sunshine

Citrus is what’s in season.  It is the perfect item to wake up the senses.  The smell of an orange being peeled is intoxicating.  The sound and the feel of an ever so light mist of a lemon being zested is enticing.  The taste of a juicy blood orange is …

Steak Recipe: Penny Wise and Foolish in Love

Whether the economy is going down the garbage disposal or you are living in a golden age it never hurts to be penny wise.  Here is a great recipe for steak hâché, which in all fairness has nothing to do with steak, but a little French can’t hurt if you’re looking for …

Steeling Home: Family Meals That Don't Break the Bank

This is a special edition Super Bowl article written for a mom in Arlington looking for something that will score a field goal with the family without breaking the bank.  So in honour of the Pittsburgh Steelers we are steeling (sic) home for some good food at a low price.  A …

The Hottest Food Trend for 2009: Part I

We’re eating more Organic food, we’re starting to shop and eat locally, we’re thinking more about trans-fats and processed foods, and in the past decade our food knowledge and food availability has been greatly expanded. The trend in 2009 isn’t a local one.  It’sInternetional.  We can say goodbye to the …

Shop Like a Chef: Fish

When I shop for fish I have a couple things in mind when I head to the fish counter.  My requirements are: Must be fresh Must be local (we live on the coast for goodness sake) Must be under two digits a pound. Must be fish I like Must be …

Recipe: Pease Porridge Hot, Pease Porridge Cold

Pease porridge hot Pease porridge cold Some like it hot Some like it cold Some like it in the pot Nine days old. –unknown It has come to my attention that among other things this month, such as President Obama’s inauguration, January is Oatmeal month.  Growing up, my mother would often make …

Crescent Ridge Dairy: Knocking on the Milk Door

I’ve never been a milk drinker and we just were not brought up drinking milk.  That’s not to say that we are a “no dairy” family.  We have milk in the fridge that we use primarily for cereal, cooking, and coffee. There was one time when I remember drinking milk.  …

Start the Year Off With a Little Help From "Your Friends"

Perhaps you’re planning to organize your kitchen cabinets this year.  Maybe, you want to start your children’s scrapbooks this year.  You might be commiting yourself to a weekly workout at the gym with a personal trainer this year.  Whatever your plans are, you might need to take some time from …

The Winter Pantry: Surviving a New England Winter

I am not a weather junkie like my husband so I don’t usually plan for a snow storm or bad weather.  I try to check the weather periodically so my children are dressed properly for school/daycare, but even then I am not so consistent.  So what do I do to …