Thanksgiving To Do List

Here we go… Whether you are at home or at work this week, tomorrow is a pivotal day in the preparations for Thanksgiving. To do: Make a detailed grocery list for all the ingredients for all the meals before, during and just after Thanksgiving. Do not go shopping (unless you …

Cranberry Turkey Sandwich

If you just can’t wait for Thanksgiving, buy some cranberries and you can give yourself some tastes of the holidays this week.  With a little cranberry sauce you can make the Cranberry Roquefort Tartines if you are feeling festive.  If you just need a sandwich for work, buy some turkey, bread and take …

Ode to Verrill Farm

Verill Farm is a place that I’ve always wanted to go.   I have heard only good things about the farm stand.  With the hectic life of running after a two year old and a four year old and living in Cambridge I have never quite made it out there. …

Planning For Thanksgiving: Cook It

If you’re coming over for Thanksgiving, this is what’s on our menu. Roast Turkey with Bacon-herb butter and cider gravy (Bon Appetit Nov. 2008) Roasted Fall Vegetables in Cheddar Crust (Eating Well Dec. 2008) Herb and Onion Stuffing (Bon Appetit Nov. 2008) or Rustic Bread Stuffing with Dried Cranberries & Oyster …

Turkeys & Turkey Trots

If you would prefer to have your Turkey prepared and cooked for you, then you check out Planning for Thanksgiving:  Buy it.  If you want to tackle the bird yourself then you’ve got several options. Since childhood, I have always been someone who prefers vegetables and fish to meat especially poultry …

Veterans Day/Remembrance Day

This is a day of rememberance of those who fought for our freedom.  Today, I was saddened to hear from Bob Oakes on NPR that one of every four homeless people in New England is a veteran.  There are many ways to help the homeless year-round.  This is a good …