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Scouting Missions

True scouting missions are captured here, including visits to area gourmet shops and unique farmer’s markets, meetings with women who run businesses in the food industry, cooking classes and cookbook reviews.

Outside the Kitchen

Two Coves Farm & Five Pine Farm raising grass-fed beef together in Maine

By On January 11, 2017

Have you ever dreamed of being something else “when you grow up” as I like to say? The first person who modeled for me that life was a series of mini-episodes was my… Read More

Outside the Kitchen

Where Women Cook

By On September 8, 2016

Last February, I received a voicemail from Matthew Mead who is a lifestyle guru, author, photographer and stylist.  He is also the official food photographer for the Associated Press and has his own… Read More

Outside the Kitchen

Wayland Winter Farmers’ Market

By On January 21, 2016

When you hear the words “Farmers’ Market”, does your mind drift to summer?  Until last March, mine definitely did. But then through the magic of social media, I discovered a Winter Farmers’… Read More

Outside the Kitchen

Copper Kettle Bakery

By On October 8, 2015

About a month ago, I logged into my Word Press to find a comment on a post from last Spring. I did not know the person who commented, yet she told me… Read More

Outside the Kitchen

Outstanding in the Field Dinner at Wishing Stone Farm

By On September 10, 2015

It’s tough to plan your schedule six months out, but sometimes it’s definitely worth it!  After a friend emailed me last March about an interesting dinner happening in August, I purchased a… Read More

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South End Open Market at SOWA

By On June 18, 2015

This past Sunday, my husband and I spent part of our afternoon at the South End Open Market at SOWA.  The weather was beautiful and we were able to take in everything… Read More

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A Passion for Food

By On April 9, 2015

This week’s blog post was inspired by my need to return a library book. I had borrowed the book from my town’s library and then proceeded to lose it or so I thought.… Read More

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Dinner with Chef Matthew Gaudet

By On February 5, 2015

Over the years, we have had the good fortune of participating in some fun events because of my interest in cooking.  This happened again recently when some friends in town invited us… Read More

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Armenian Market Tour and Cheese & Spinach Phyllo Cups

By On November 20, 2014

What are you thankful for this year? One of the things I am thankful for is surviving my first six months as a blogger!  I have to admit it is a teensy… Read More

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My week with Ina Garten

By On November 6, 2014

Fifteen years ago, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook was published which was our introduction to Ina Garten and the food she once prepared at her specialty food store in East Hampton, New York.  She just… Read More

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Sofra Cooking Class

By On February 28, 2014

A few friends and I regularly attend the cooking classes held at Sofra Bakery & Cafe in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  If you are not familiar with Sofra, it is the second restaurant created… Read More