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Good Eats and Sweet Treats from My Small Boston Kitchen

Strawberry Cream Slab Pie

It’s strawberry season! Personally, one of my favorite seasons. The warm weather is here, fresh produce is cropping up everywhere, and the days are gloriously loonnngggg. It’s so, so wonderful. I love the changing of seasons, but the beginning of summer always makes me wish that it’d never end. Thank goodness we’ve got a few full months of this ahead of us! (more…)


Cake Batter Truffles

Remember ages ago when I shared this recipe for Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies, and told you that a cake batter truffle recipe was imminent? Yea well…. 2 months later isn’t exactly a speedy follow-up, but better now than never, I’d say! My hesitation was the awful photos — taken under harsh office lights, on a pine veneer table with disposable bridal shower plates. BUT, if you can get past the terrible composition, I’ll just tell you that these truffles are out of this world.
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The Barking Crab

The Barking Crab is somewhat of a Boston landmark. Open in 1994, they provide the city with some amazing seafood options, in a casual, laid-back atmosphere right on the water. In my nearly 10 years living in this city, I haven’t ever had a chance to check it out until a couple of weeks ago, when they hosted a PR event and invited some local foodie folks. (more…)


Brown Butter Banana Bread with Strawberries and Walnuts

So I made banana bread again. For what feels like the 1,437th time. That may be a slight exaggeration, but only very slight. I love the stuff! Can’t stay away. It is to me what chocolate and French fries are — totally addictive. And can I just tell you, when you make brown butter banana bread, not only does it completely reframe your thoughts on banana bread, but it also makes your kitchen smell like heaven in a worldly form. It’s divine. (more…)


Lunching with Farmavore

It’s safe to say I have been a lazy blogger lately. L-a-z-y. Work has been busy, life has been busy, physical therapy fills my empty time, and the weather has been too nice to ignore. I think it’s just that time of year, when the world comes back to life, and we all remember how amazing it is. It’s easy to leave the kitchen behind in favor of sunshine! But as we speak, there’s a loaf of banana bread in the oven, so that’s progress, right?? (more…)


Strawberry-Almond Cornmeal Cake

Hey there friends… long time no see! It’s been a bit — I’ve missed you! I also really missed writing, and being in the kitchen whipping up goodies. The good news is that I survived knee surgery, and even better, the surgeon said it went really well. It only took him 39 minutes to cut me open, harvest my hamstring, drill through some bones, and give me a new ACL. It still totally blows my mind that the procedure is so “simple.” The less great news is that recovery is pretty tough, and it’s going to take a lot more than 39 minutes to get better. But I’m making small strides every day, so that’s really all I can ask for. (more…)


Ricotta Pound Cake

So can I tell you all a (not so secret) secret? I haven’t been baking much lately. It’s probably been pretty obvious with the lack of new recipes, but I’m still sad to own up to it. The kitchen is my happy place, and I haven’t been making enough time for it lately. Instead, I’ve been trying to stuff myself with healthy foods (fresh fruit and veggies don’t exactly require a lot of prep work…), as much activity as my bum knee will allow, and as much fun as I can handle before surgery takes me down for a while. (more…)


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