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.

Dining & Reviews


By On February 16, 2023

A few weeks back, my husband and I met up with our dear friends Maral and Mark for dinner at relative newcomer to the Cambridge dining scene, Moeca.  Funny enough, years ago… Read More


Cook Group Campfire

By On October 22, 2020

I have written a few posts about the dinners my cook group has shared over the years.  The group consists of 16 dynamic, smart, well-traveled and good humored women who are all… Read More

Dining & Reviews

Art and Food in NYC

By On April 11, 2019

For the past many Februaries in recent memory, my husband and I have spent a weekend in New York City.  He has an annual meeting he attends that coincides with either Valentine’s… 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

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

Outside the Kitchen

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

Outside the Kitchen

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

Outside the Kitchen

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