Hello Monday

Hello Monday

by Maggie Battista on October 20, 2014

in Food Gift Love

Hello Monday, I’m starting a new week feeling a little disconnected. Does that happen to you sometimes? It happens to me when I don’t spend enough time in the kitchen, my place to rest up and regroup and, if I’m being honest, to feel whole again. I’m gonna fix this asap because when you work

What We’re Loving: Homemade Breakfast Bars

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Homemade Breakfast Bars

For me, breakfast-on-the-go once meant nothing more than coffee in a travel mug. Thankfully, I have since learned the importance of the first meal of the day. And though I still rely on my trusty travel cup o’ joe to start my morning off right, I now accompany it with something a bit more substantial. The

Mushroom Stroganoff Baked Potatoes

by Denise Woodward & Laudalino Ferreira
Mushroom Stroganoff Stuffed Baked Potatoes

The moment I saw these stuffed baked potatoes from Denise, I suddenly didn’t mind the cold snap or the extra scarf needed to shield myself from the wind. The moment I came in from the cold, I knew I could make these and just go with the season. I’m hosting my own fall supper with

How Sweet it is? The Life of a Professional Candy Maker

by Kate H. Knapp
How Sweet it Is? The Life of a Professional Candy Maker

We’re sweet (pardon the pun) on Liddabit Sweets, and for good reason. Founders, Jen King and Liz Gutman, are the brains behind a range of unique candy bars, indulgent caramels, and one-of-a-kind caramel corns that make Liddabit Sweets so very special. Loving a good maker’s tale, we spoke to Jen to learn more about what makes the darling

Happy Monday

by Maggie Battista
Happy Monday

Hello, hello! October is the best and worst. It’s a month full of so much amazing food – pumpkin, peppers, squash – but also, gosh, its laid me up with a bad cold. While I’m cuddled up with three blankets and a cup of chai tea, I wanted to share some of the best bits

Pop-Up Shop in Fort Point on October 18-19

by Maggie Battista
Pop-Up Shop at Fort Point Open Studios

I believe that craft food is edible art, so I’m excited to share that Eat Boutique will set up shop at Fort Point’s 35th Open Studios. This event celebrates the artists and artisans of Boston’s ever-evolving Fort Point neighborhood this weekend — Friday and Saturday, October 18-19. Take a stroll through 14 refurbished warehouses hosting

What We’re Loving: Homemade Pasta Dishes

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Homemade Pasta Dishes

“Pantry pasta,” or more precisely whatever leftover or canned-good-was-about-to-expire my mother needed to use tossed with spaghetti, was a specialty at our house when I was growing up. My mother never wanted to waste anything, and so we spent many nights dining on colorful pasta dishes made with an assortment of odd ingredients. Watching as those noodles became

Fettucini alla Norma

by Sheila Jarnes
Fettucini alla Norma

Yesterday Sheila gave a primer on making fresh pasta; today, she shares her favorite pasta sauce to dress it! Run, don’t walk, to the farmer’s market, gather up the last of the tomatoes and eggplant, and settle in for a cozy night of Italian comfort food. -Amy Pasta alla Norma is one of my favorite

Homemade and Handcut Fettuccine

by Sheila Jarnes
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To celebrate National Pasta Day (October 17), I wanted to make sure you knew how to make fresh pasta. I asked Sheila (from the infamously delicious The Market Restaurant in Gloucester, Massachusetts) to share some of her pasta-making expertise with a classic: hand-cut fettuccine. Take a bag to a friend this weekend. And come back

A Food Gift Love Dinner with Brooklyn Brewery and Maggie Battista

by Maggie Battista
A Food Gift Love Dinner with Brooklyn Brewery and Maggie Battista

I’m thrilled because… guess what… I’ve turned in my manuscript for my cookbook, Food Gift Love. I’m elated and feel a lightness that is incomparable to anything except, perhaps, that end-of-the-semester moment in college when you finish all your exams, only better. It’s like my nights and weekends and very early mornings and that time

Travel Bite: Berkshires’ Mezze Bistro + Farm Egg on Peas, Favas, and Scapes

by Kate H. Knapp
Travel Bite: Berkshires’ Mezze Bistro + Farm Egg on Peas, Favas, and Scapes

In the last few days, I’ve shared some of my favorite makers and a killer coffeehouse in western Massachusetts’ the Berkshires. Now I’d like to tell you about a lovely spot for a one-of-a-kind dinner, as well as a recipe for you to try at home. It’s no secret that I love to share food. You see,

Travel Bite: Coffee, Art and Affogato (ice cream + espresso!) in the Berkshires

by Kate H. Knapp
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You’ve already read about a few of my favorite stops in the Berkshires, but I’m back to share a coffee shop after my own heart, as well as an amazing recipe for affogato, an Italian dessert that “drowns” ice cream in espresso. My love letter to coffee usually begins the same way: “I never felt

Travel Bite: A Food-Lover’s Tour of The Berkshires

by Kate H. Knapp
Travel Bite: Taste of the Berskshires

You never know what you might find if you just keep driving. This was one of my mother’s favorite lessons, which always resulted in long hours spent exploring back roads in our beastly tan minivan. Every time she felt a bit restless, we set out on a great adventure in search of the perfect steak,

Butternut Squash Risotto with Walnuts and Soy Caramel

by Judi Cutrone & Nicole Ziegler
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We love hearing from Judi and Nicole, because they always dream up such classic yet decadent dishes. This risotto, which is starchy, salty, fatty, and sweet, heralds the arrival of cozy bowls and simmering stove tops – enjoy! – Amy As I write, a dear friend is packing up her whole life here in Portland

Eat Boutique at Boston Design Market

by Maggie Battista
Eat Boutique at Boston Design Market

I turned in the manuscript for the Food Gift Love cookbook last week. Oh my, I want to tell you all about it — the chapters, the recipes, all the feelings behind finally finishing 60,000+ words — but I’m going to reserve an entire story just to share. For now, I’m getting back out there

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