Posted by LindaMonday, April 15, 2013
April is the time of taxes, and here in Boston, the thought of taxes brings to mind the thought of tea.
While many of us run around trying to finish up taxes at the last minute, stress tends to run high. When you’re ready to pull out your hair in frustration with the forms you can’t find, the little boxes you missed, or the long lines at the post office, I suggest taking a moment to relax. Here are some tips for a relaxing tea break to take while you recollect and reorganize…
Tea Time Tips:
-Use bottled, or filtered water because they allow the actual taste of the tea to shine through. Chemicals and chlorine in tap water will alter the final taste of your tea.
-Heat fresh water until it the proper temperature, or until it reaches a boil (212 degrees Fahrenheit) and allow it to cool before brewing your tea. But...
Posted by ReneeThursday, April 11, 2013
If you’re hosting a get together, fondue is the perfect main course to serve your guests. Why?
- -Serves a lot
- -Relatively inexpensive
- -Looks fancy
- -Goes well with alcohol
- -Brings people together
Whether you make a cheese fondue to dip bread, fruit, potatoes, vegetables, crackers or meat // chocolate fondue for cakes, pretzels, marshmallows, graham crackers, strawberries or bananas // or a sauce fondue to dip ravioli, Italian bread, vegetables, shrimp, or meatballs, all of these reason hold true. A loaf of bread, a cake, a package of carrot sticks, or a carton of strawberries go a long way when you heat up a big pot and provide your guests with a few dipping options. You don’t even need a fondue pot to do this– if you have a slow cooker, that will work just as well!
However, there are a few important factors to consider before deciding whether or not you are capable of making fondue. Ask yourself:
Posted by AliThursday, April 11, 2013
Truth: I am not a native New Englander. But since I moved to Boston in 2010, I believe I’ve adapted to the culinary climate quite well. When you grow up in a landlocked state like I did, you become familiar with beef and BBQ — but fresh seafood? That’s something to be savored. For that reason, I’ve taken a look at our own New England Home Cooking for ways to use local ingredients to celebrate an upcoming regional holiday: Patriots’ Day!
Patriot’s Day takes place on the third Monday in April and honors the first battles of the Revolutionary War: Lexington and Concord. As some of you can guess, the events of the American Revolution are a big deal in this part of the country. That said, you don’t have to be from the East Coast to celebrate a New England holiday and indulge in its [might I say, delicious] regional flavors. Regardless...
Posted by MarissaMonday, April 8, 2013
Here in Boston, Patriots’ Day is, contrary to popular belief, not just a New England-holiday off from work to commemorate the Battles of Lexington and Concord during the Revolutionary War.
It’s staking out a spot in Copley Square during the wee hours of the morning. It’s overly-crowded subway cars and buses. It’s possible celebrity sightings and jam-packed streets. Most of all, it’s Marathon Monday. Held on Patriots’ Day every year, the Boston Marathon is an exciting time for locals as well as the visitors who flock from all over the world to view or participate in this famous race. The generally low-key Boston becomes a bustling city that’s buzzing with excitement. If you’re watching the race, you can treat yourself to the many restaurants on Boylston Street for a front-row view of the runners finishing their last leg. However, if you’re training for the Marathon, your diet is going to be...