Dining & Reviews

The East Pole

By On September 13, 2018

This summer, I reached out to my Instagram followers to ask if anyone could recommend a restaurant or two either in mid-town or on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  We were… Read More

Recipes

Ina’s Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

By On September 6, 2018

At the suggestion of my friend, Joan, I have been reading a book called The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart, written by Emily… Read More

Dining & Reviews

Waypoint

By On August 23, 2018

I want to tell you about our visit last weekend to Waypoint! I have been trying to get to Michael Scelfo’s second Harvard Square establishment (Alden & Harlow being his first) since… Read More

Recipes

Za’atar Chicken with Lemon Yogurt

By On August 16, 2018

Planning a menu can be a real challenge, even for the most experienced cooks.  Finding delicious recipes to prepare is often the easy part.  But there is always the question of what… Read More

Recipes

Pineapple, Spinach and Ginger Agua

By On August 2, 2018

I used to buy a lot of magazines.  But now with so much content online, I have to admit that I rarely buy the printed versions unless I am traveling.  Recently, I… Read More

Recipes

Ottolenghi & Goh’s Coconut, Almond and Blueberry Cake

By On July 25, 2018

Summer is simply the best time of year to rediscover the true flavors of so many fruits and vegetables.  Corn is sweet and succulent, green beans and cucumbers taste almost like the… Read More

Recipes

Vegan Hemp Heart Pesto

By On July 12, 2018

I may have mentioned this before on the blog, but I once went on a date with a man who referred to the fourth of July as the half-way point of summer.… Read More

Recipes

White Bean “Tabbouleh” with Avocado Dressing

By On June 28, 2018

A few months ago, my husband and I traveled to Italy to visit our younger daughter who was spending a semester “studying” in Florence.  While of course she was “studying”, there was… Read More

Dining & Reviews

Menton

By On June 14, 2018

We recently celebrated our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with a dinner at Menton in Fort Point Channel.  Menton is one of the many restaurants owned and operated by Barbara Lynch, native of South… Read More

Recipes

Southwest Quinoa Salad

By On June 7, 2018

There are a few personal items that I find worth splurging on from time to time.  If I had to pick the item I am particularly passionate about, it would be handbags.… Read More

Dining Adventures

A Cooking Demo with Elizabeth Minchilli

By On May 31, 2018

If you have been reading The Kitchen Scout for awhile, then you know that I really enjoy following Elizabeth Minchilli. Raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, Elizabeth moved to Rome with… Read More

Travel

Croatia & Montenegro

By On May 17, 2018

While for me there is no place like home, I also love to travel.  Thankfully, I am married to someone who is equally eager to explore the world, preferably to locations yet… Read More