One of the (fabulous) perks of being a food blogger is that from time to time you get offers for free products to review. I NEVER turn these down… especially when they are something yummy comprised mostly of sugar! A month or so ago, I got one such email from a confectionery boutique in New Orleans called Sucré Sweet Boutiques and Confection Studio.
According to their website…
Founded by Chef/Restaurateur/Entrepreneur Joel Dondis and pastry Chef Tariq Hanna in 2007, Sucré has quickly become a cherished local landmark in a city with a rich culinary history.
Sucré offers guests a variety of confectionary delights, all made in their New Orleans based confection studio. From French macaroons to salted caramel cupcakes to petit red velvet cakes – each offering is confectionary perfection. Gelato is homemade using first-cut Louisiana cane sugar, milk from local dairies and the finest ingredients. Artisan chocolates are made celebrating local flavors such as the Blangé...
By Tammy in Omnivore
on Jan 25th, 2013 | No Comments
Not sure what it’s like where you live, but right now in New England and in much of the Northeast and other parts of the US, it’s VERY COLD. It was 7 degrees when I left the house yesterday and 15 degrees (F) today… and it’s windy. Which means, with the windchill and the low humidity (the air is very dry), it’s in the negative double digits. BRRR!!!!
So what better time than to share this delicious, hardy, über comfort food, Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie Soup recipe?!
My sister found the original recipe on (I THINK) Epicurious or another recipe site (NOT made in a crockpot though), made it and loved it. Of course I NEVER follow a recipe to the “t”, b/c I like it to me mine. I tried to keep it as simple as possible, buying as many things pre-made as a I could. I normally make my own chicken stock but for this soup I used bouillon AND a crockpot to keep it family friendly. So here is BFW’s version of this delicious winter soup…
Now that we are through the busy holiday season, I finally have some time to focus on this blog again! Ever since we opened our shop Sarida in Roslindale, it’s been pretty tough keeping things up to date here. Who am I kidding? Even before the shop opened I had a hard time maintaining things… life is busy, what can I say? That said, hopefully this year I’ll have more time to do some posts… and so far things are looking pretty good because I had a serious cooking bug over the holidays.
We moved to Dover, MA back in May and have had a wonderful experience so far… including a cocktail party in November for all of us ‘newbies’. I wanted to bring something I hadn’t made before, so I started trolling Foodgawker and Tastespotting. To be honest, I don’t remember what my search terms were, but in the end… I wound up choosing this Hoisen Glazed Turkey Meatball recipe, per the Healthy Seasonal Recipes blog. Let’s just say it was...
By Tammy on Oct 4th | 2 Comments
I love Martha Stewart. Every recipe I have ever made of hers has come out awesome. Seriously.
I found this recipe a year or two ago and fell in love with it immediately. Now, I NEVER eat chicken thighs. I prefer white meat, with no skin, no bones and no “weird stuff.” So, it was a huge jump for me to even make this recipe initially… but I trusted Martha and gave it a shot. When I...
By Brenda on Sep 1st | No Comments
I’m of the general belief that almost any green can be pureed with some garlic, olive oil and tangy cheese to create something pretty tasty. There is of course the classic Italian basil pesto. I’ve had good luck with Italian parsley, I’ve seen it done with cilantro, and I expect oregano would work as well. So why not kale? Everyone keeps telling us to eat more of it, right?
By Tammy on Aug 30th | No Comments
Back in May, I was perusing my local Shaw’s when I happened upon this beauty:
Couldn’t resist buying this pineapple plant at Shaw’s!
How could I not resist buying a PINEAPPLE PLANT? It was just too cool not to own… so I scooped it up, put it in the backyard and there it sat all summer — growing slowly but surely. Just as I began to wonder how I would know when it was done,...
By Tammy on Aug 11th | 1 Comment
This is a super simple summer recipe. For those of you who do the CSA and are getting lots of greens and lettuce, this works well with romaine and other firm heads… like endive.
Grilled Romaine Lettuce
Grilled Romaine Lettuce with Shaved Parmesan
Large, firm heads of Romaine lettuce
Shaved Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Lemon Juice
Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper
Pre-heat grill to medium-low...
By Tammy on Aug 11th | 1 Comment
My birthday was last month and Dan (the husband) surprised me with an AMAZING 10-course tasting at Clio in Back Bay. Clio is the brainchild of Boston celebrity chef, Ken Oringer, and has been a Boston staple since 1997. According to their website…
Oringer opened Clio in 1997. Clio was named “Best Newcomer of the Year” by Gourmet magazine and made John Mariani’s respected list of “America’s...
By Tammy on Jul 20th | No Comments
As I’ve previously mentioned, we opened a shop in Roslindale Square exactly a year ago yesterday! Our next door “neighbor” is The Boston Cheese Cellar, owned by husband-wife team John Pierce and Kathy Lacher. The Boston Cheese Cellar opened in December 2006 and just celebrated their 5-year anniversary this past winter.
Boston Cheese Cellar Owners and Staff
We’ve loved this cheese...
Recent From Restaurant Reviews