Green Thanksgiving: Packing up the Leftovers

In our family, we’ve slowly crossed sandwich and snack ziploc bags off of our shopping list and replaced them with re-usable, and easily washable Happy Sacks.  My daughter’s lunch rarely has anything disposable in it.  Her cutlery is Bambu.  All our leftovers are kept in glass or melamine.  Why should the holidays …

Top Secret: Last Minute Holiday Shopping Haven

If you have some last minute things to get for your dinner.  Then you probably shouldn’t be reading this now, but if you are…head to Pemberton farms.  They’ll most likely have what you need, even prepared foods and it’s peaceful and quiet with no lines. If you need something specific …

Thanksgiving: Throwing in the Kitchen Towel

You’ve driven what used to take three hours and now takes seven with the kids and it is just not manageable.  You invited family to your place and inevitabely someone wasn’t happy with the arrangements.  You tried cooking the turkey and it took three hours longer than expected.  You ordered …

Store Hours: Shopping for Turkeys

Bakers’ Best Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 7:00 pm Thursday (Thanksgiving): CLOSED (617) 332-4588 Flour Bakery We have stopped taking orders for Thanksgiving but we are working hard to make extras of everything to sell on Wednesday, first come first serve.  Happy Holidays! Monday-Tuesday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm -Fort Point …

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 …

What's For Dinner: Supper Club

Smells of warm cookies waft down the hall.  Supper is warming in the oven.  Vegetables are steaming on the stovetop.  The home-made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are perched on their cooling rack.  The sweet sound of a cork popping from the bottle of red wine and the clink of wine …

Patricia Wells' Braised Beef with Carrots (adapted)

Equipment:  A large, heavy-duty skillet with a lid: 12 warmed dinner plates (or in our case three cold dinner plates, and four melamine kids plates, a lidded Pyrex in the fridge, and a plastic to go container.) 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 pounds of beef in a single piece from …

Thanksgiving: The Peripheral Meals

I think the biggest problem with Thanksgiving is when you forget about the peripheral meals.  There are the friends who drop by the day before because they are in town.  There is tea after the New Yorkers come in after their longer than expected drive.  There is lunch on Wednesday …

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 …