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A Twist on Pot Au Feu

by Denise Woodward
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It’s stormy outside right now, so I want soup. I threw out a very special challenge to Denise for a dish close to my heart. She triumphed! – Maggie When Maggie talks Paris, I’m right there with her. And when she mentioned crafting a Pot au Feu recipe, my mind jumped on a plane straight

Beef and Guinness Pie

by Denise Woodward
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This recipe warms our hearts and our bellies. It is the perfect little pot of dinner. Pour some red and follow Denise’s instructions – both for cooking and for dining fireside. I plan to. And, I’d love to hear what else you are making that will warm you up this winter. -Maggie I have been

Perfect Plum Crisp

by Denise Woodward
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Oh boy, I sympathize with Denise and Lenny! Summer is evaporating by the second and there are plenty of baked goods to still make. Thank goodness, sweet and tart plums linger into September. I’m going to enjoy this truly perfect plum crisp with a big dollop of fresh whip cream this weekend. – Maggie Summer

French Onion Soup

by Denise Woodward
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Paris is getting warmer by the day. You can see and smell the city transform into spring and, quite frankly, it’s exciting; everyone is in the best mood. But as I walked the brocantes around the city yesterday, it was still chilly so we stopped here and there to warm up with wine and food.

Asian-Inspired Meatballs and Spaghetti

by Denise Woodward
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When the weather changes from winter to spring, I tend to want lighter dishes. But it could be cold and grey or warm and sunny, and I’ll always want meatballs. They’re well-suited to a fancy cocktail get-together or a regular weeknight dinner. In fact, I’ve landed in Paris just today and I still want MEATBALLS!

Preserved Lemons

by Denise Woodward
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It’s citrus season and when my friend Denise said she had moved to an Oakland, California neighborhood practically littered with Meyer lemons, I got a wee bit jealous and begged her to share a recipe for preserving the sweetest gems of the season. This recipe works with any sort of lemon, and I’m sure all

Preserved Lemon Cocktail

by Denise Woodward
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When Maggie reached out last week to see if we would be interested in sampling a preserved lemon syrup from Morris Kitchen, the polite thing to do was say, YES!   I have been dying to get an opportunity to introduce Morris Kitchen to our liquor cabinet, ever since reading about their spicy ginger syrup.

One Pot Meal: Chicken Marabella

by Denise Woodward
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Being a child of the 80’s, I remember one-pot meals, otherwise, known as the “casserole” very well.   These wonders that our mother put down in front of us, usually contained a miss mash of ingredients.   While they usually came out of the oven, all golden and bubbly, once the serving spoon was plunged

Pear Liqueur

by Denise Woodward
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Yesterday was National Food Day, and we had a lovely time participating in the Boston Food Swappers‘ community-sourced potluck in Boston. I was one of the judges, and everything was just delicious. I hope the winner enjoyed our Eat Boutique gift box! Still, I couldn’t get my mind off of this Pear Liqueur made all

Fig and Blue Cheese Tart

by Denise Woodward
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It’s officially Fall and we’re all back in the kitchen. After a New York City visit to make new food friends and attend some Wine and Food Festival events, I’m roasting the Brussels sprouts from ripe stalks in my garden. Jill is doing beautiful things with beets and apples and Shelby is making some local

Homemade Lobster Roll

by Denise Woodward
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The first time I was introduced to a live lobster, I was about 10 years old and was having a “fancy” dinner with my family at the Whaling Station in Monterey, California.  Our waiter brought my sisters and me, over to the lobster tank, and let each of us pick out our favorite.  Of course,

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