Kennebunkport, Maine: A Sweet Spot for (Food) Lovers

by Maggie Battista
Kennebunkport, Maine: A Spot for Lovers, Eaters and Anyone, Really

When people ask me about Maine, I tell them that my now husband and I took our first summer vacation there more than 10 years ago. We fell in love somewhere between the rustic shack on the sea and the smoked mussels on our plates, mussels that were beyond everything, salty, meaty and light in

In Maggie’s Kitchen: Your Favorite Food Gifts, St. Patrick’s Day Dishes and The Hello Sessions

by Maggie Battista
In Maggie’s Kitchen: Your Favorite Food Gifts, St. Patrick’s Day Dishes and The Hello Sessions

Hello friends: Happy Monday, happy St. Patrick’s Day and happy 5-days until spring. We all worked so hard to get to spring, especially all of you in the northeast, so let’s soak it up soon. I’ve got a few notes to share as you dig into the week: A Big Thank You: I want to

What We Love: Cooking With Beer

by Kate H. Knapp
What We Love: Beer-Inspired Dishes for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

When I was growing up, St. Patrick’s Day typically meant two things: corned beef and pinches. The latter involved the tradition (at least where I grew up) of getting pinched if you weren’t wearing green on the holiday. My brother took full advantage of this and it became a game of who could outsmart the

Easy Oyster Stew

by Maggie Battista
Oyster Stew

This is one of the last dairy- and meat-filled dishes I enjoyed before embarking on my plant-based food journey in January. It’s probably the one I miss the most. Let me tell you a bit about this plant-based food journey. I decided to start 2015 with a clean slate, the sort of slate that got

In Maggie’s Kitchen: Anthropologie Pop-Up, Weekend Preserving, and Cookbook Giveaway

by Maggie Battista
In Maggie’s Kitchen: Anthropologie Pop-Up, Weekend Preserving, and Cookbook Giveaway

  Hello friends, New England has begun to thaw and thank goodness for that. My house has had its fill of beautiful, treacherous icicles. I’m busy shoveling ample amounts of pathways so we can get to all of our upcoming spring events, including a very special one this weekend. Eat Boutique at Anthropologie: For the

What We’re Loving: Herbed Homemade Candy

by Rachel Wilson
What We’re Loving: Herbed Homemade Candy

I keep a peppermint dark chocolate bar in my desk drawer at all times, and I’ll snack on a square in moments of stress, or when I have a spare moment in my day, or just because it’s Tuesday. Mint is an herb that is often associated with dessert, but pastry chefs and home cooks

My Life-Changing-Dream-Chasing Big News, Four Tips to Find Your Calling, and a Device That Helps Make it Happen

by Maggie Battista
My Life-Changing-Dream-Chasing Big News, Four Tips to Find Your Calling, and a Device That Helps Make it Happen

I’ve been keeping something from you. I’ve felt all weird about it for so many months. Please, forgive me. When big things happen, I usually tell you, too much, too often. I remember when I shared how frightened I was two years ago, and you rallied to support me like the best friends I knew

Eating Paleo, Deliciously: Diana Rodger’s New Cookbook, Spring Gratin Recipe, & A Giveaway

by Maggie Battista
Eating Paleo, Deliciously: Diana Rodger’s The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook

I’ve known Diana Rodgers for about 10 years now. She and her husband Andrew — I call him Farmer Andrew! — have operated every community-supported agriculture program I’ve ever belonged to. Through them, I learned to love all greens, especially Swiss chard and kale; I learned all about composting; I learned how social pigs are

In Maggie’s Kitchen: New York City, Naturally-Sweetened Recipes and My New Favorite Salad

by Maggie Battista
In Maggie’s Kitchen: New York City, Naturally-Sweetened Recipes and My New Favorite Salad

Hello and happy March to you, If you’re in New England, you’re likely waking up to a fresh coat of snow; my condolences. If you’re not in New England, may I come visit you, please? I’m definitely ready for some warmer weather asap. However, I’m also excited about all this stuff: New York, New York:

Caramelized Shallot and Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta

by Denise Woodward
Caramelized Shallot and Sun-dried Tomato Polenta

With the snow piled up all around, I can’t imagine a better way to eat my feelings than with this big bowl of polenta. It’s just the sort of easy meal to make me forget that it’s still snowing. A nice glass of red will help too. -Maggie Over Christmas, my brother-in-law’s family gathered for

Where in the World Will Maggie Be? Eat Boutique’s Upcoming Spring Events

by Amy Feiereisel
Where in the World Will Maggie Be? Eat Boutique’s Upcoming Spring Events

Don’t get me wrong, I love winter. But we’ll say what everyone else is thinking – Spring cannot come fast enough. And though green shoots and tank top days are most likely still a few months off in Boston, nothing can stop us from pretending it’s warmer, and from doing Spring-like things. Won’t you join

Bon Appetit: Mimi Thorisson on her Kitchen in France & her Aunt’s Fava Bean Soup

by Kate H. Knapp
Bon Appetit: Mimi Thorisson on her Kitchen in France & her Aunt’s Fava Bean Soup

Warning: This article may inspire you to move to a farmhouse in France. Mimi Thorisson has that power. I started reading her blog, Manger, years ago and I’m still plotting my escape overseas. Mimi’s life on her stunning farmhouse in France, complete with adorable children and cuter-than-cute dogs, would be enough reason to make us jump ship, but then

In Maggie’s Kitchen: Morning Polenta Porridge, a Cookbook Update and Spring Events You Don’t Want to Miss

by Maggie Battista
In Maggie’s Kitchen: Morning Polenta Porridge, a Cookbook Update and Spring Events

Happy Monday, my friends, Let’s enjoy this last week of February, and talk mostly foodstuff and a little bit of other stuff. Cookbook Update: I’m having so much fun finishing up this cookbook, and while I know the release date is more than six months away, I know it will be here super quick. I’m

Candied Clementines

by Maggie Battista
Candied Clementines

Winter is a living thing in New England, especially this year. When it weeps, freezing rain or snow (usually snow) tumbles into every last corner of these hills. When the season takes a sigh, almost as exhausted with itself as we are, windows and walls rattle from the gusty wind. But when she beams, as

Roasted Butternut and Sage Sauce Lasagne

by Mary Swenson
Roasted Butternut and Sage Sauce Lasagne

Oh my gosh, if it gets any colder out there, I’m going to just… dig into this lasagne, the entire casserole dish, in front of a fire. And then I’ll make another to gift to you because squash and cheese are magic, definitely. Thank you, Mary, for gifting us with our new go-to lasagne recipe.

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