Lauren Keiper

Lauren is a writer who lives, eats and cooks in Boston with her husband.She's written for Reuters, the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal and Boston magazine.

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Smitten Kitchen’s Ice Cream Cake

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It’s ice cream cake season and, for me, that means it’s any day of the year! Eat Boutique birthday month continues with this simple DIY cake. Lauren adapted an easy recipe for her daughter’s birthday, and you can make it just because. -Maggie When I was a kid, I longed for a summer birthday: no

Fresh Spring Asparagus Recipes

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Three Fresh Asparagus Recipes

Sometimes, you simply have to respect your ingredient; especially when that ingredient is asparagus. Lauren delivers some season’s eatings with these fresh recipes where asparagus is the definitive star! -Amy For me, the surest sign spring is here and farmer’s markets are about to re-open:  the daffodil.  Sprouting from the ground in all its glory,

A Primer on Maple Syrup

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Maple is a beloved ingredient over at Eat Boutique; if you need proof, look no further than these Six Maple Recipes and many syrupy items in our Shop! The maple love continues with Lauren’s Maple Primer, plus a few more maple-centric recipes that really showcase this natural sweetener. -Amy It’s hard for me to imagine that

Market Preview: Slant Shack Jerky

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Jerky always meant one thing in my family: a successful hunt. With a father and brother that make their own jerky, I rarely needed to buy the gas-station variety (save for a long road trips). There is just nothing like fresh, really well-made jerky. Thankfully, Lauren shares with us a small-batch jerky maker that is not only delivering a high-quality meaty snack,

Market Preview: Yankee Magazine Talks with Winning Food Makers

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As experts on New England go, Yankee Magazine is probably it.  For more than 75 years it has covered and captured the life and times and food and heart of a region bursting with tradition.  So when Yankee Magazine published a list of 30 outstanding artisan food makers from around New England, we took note.

Market Lunch: Mei Mei Street Kitchen Food Truck

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Yes, I am a planner. I keep a date book. I arrive early for appointments. I like to be strategic in the aisles at the grocery store. Gearing up for the Eat Boutique Boston Holiday Market means one thing for me:  plot my course of action through Cruiseport Boston early so I don’t miss a

The Proprietors Bar & Table, Nantucket

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I have a confession: I’ve never been to Cape Cod, Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard. However, I’m now plying my boyfriend to plan a weekend trip to Nantucket as soon as possible. All I want to do is hang out on the island, drink and eat dinner at Proprietor’s. You’ll want to as well as soon

Bow and Sparrow Bakery, San Francisco

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Did you get to sample Bow & Sparrow Bakery’s shortbread truffle sandwiches at the Eat Boutique Holiday Market? I did. In fact, I definitely circled back for more…again…and then again one last time. These pretty sandwich cookies are handcrafted in San Francisco by Melissa Mecca. Get to know her and her other small batch loves,

Eat Boutique: Spoonable Caramel Giveaway

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This giveaway is over and a winner was chosen! So much of what we love about small batch food is knowing who is making each delicious bite. And we want you to get to know the makers, too. We kicked off this maker series by introducing you to Tonewood in Vermont and now we head

Eat Boutique: Tonewood

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So much of what we love about small batch food is knowing who is making each delicious bite. We know their names, their stories and why they are passionate about their product.  And we know where they live and work and gather ingredients to make these indie goodies we love to share with you.  Now

Cuisine en Locale

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I tend to focus most of the time on what everyone else is eating. I often want what my husband ordered after our dishes arrive. I spend the majority of my day feeding my newborn daughter and reading books about what I will puree for her in just a few more weeks. I give restaurant

Holiday Gift Giving Guide

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Twas the night before Christmas… ok, not quite yet, but if you still need to do your holiday shopping, the countdown is on! We’d like to help you out: head over to shop.eatboutique.com, select something tasty, choose expedited shipping and then relax, your small batch gifts will arrive by Christmas. Here are some of our

Zucchini and Cream Cheese Cookie Sandwich

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Late summer’s zucchini harvest typically means loaves and loaves of zucchini bread, but I’m ready to put the loaf in the freezer and devour  these simple creamy cookies. What other vegetables might you use in the recipe? Let us know in the comments or when we meet at the Fall Market on Sept. 22. –

What We’re Loving: Summer Fruity Baked Treats

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So much fruit, so little time. Spending time grilling figs, wiping strawberry juice from the corner of my mouth, tossing blueberries into, well, everything makes me happy.  Ah, fresh summer fruit. We’re planning to highlight summer’s greatest asset in an upcoming series of posts on fruit crisps…until then, we’re loving these baked fruit desserts from

What We’re Loving: Tomatoes

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Sometimes I catch myself staring at the batches of tomatoes on display at the farmers market.  Just gazing, because they are so pretty, dreaming about what I will make.  And often, I just take them home, slice them and sprinkle on some salt and pepper and eat.  That’s how we used to do it at

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