Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mother of a Gift

I went on a foodie adventure with Edythe and my kids today. We scoured an estate sale for kitchen kitsch, dug through the garden for any bits to harvest, and best of all, she gave us a mother! Edythe has been feeding her mother of vinegar for a few years. She generously gave me a few nice pieces to take home. I fed her the remains of a bottle of red wine which was left on the counter over our vacation. The mother seems happy in her new home, a large Ball jar with a paper towel lid allowing air in. I'm looking forward to the amazing vinegar she'll help me produce with the dribs and drabs of left over wine from our kitchen. I'm also hoping I can collect a white wine mother as well. I love vinegar! So much fun to be able to make my own good quality supply!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mike's Pastry in the North End


Regina's Pizza Lunch, Boston's North End

We asked a few locals who were chatting in Italian where to get the
best pie... They didn't steer us wrong. Yum!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Best Green Olives - EVER!

Recently a good friend came over for a visit. We sat and enjoyed a glass of wine and, of course, some cheese. I had purchased some beautiful green olives at Whole Foods that day. The olives were huge, bright green and crisp like fruit in texture. My friend claimed that these olives were the best tasting olive she'd ever had. I was at Whole Foods this morning and saw them at the Olive Bar, I couldn't resist sharing them with everyone.


Sunday, June 7, 2009

My Favorite $20

The Rose guy has returned to the Farmer's Market. Each year he brings these absolutely gorgeous roses in large bouquets. He arrives in May, just in time for Mother's Day. The crowds have thinned out at his booth since last month...and I was able to get a bargain at the end of the day as they are usually $25 per bunch. This was the best $20 I spent all week...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Another Caprese Picture

Now that I'm addicted to Angelo & Franco's fresh mozzarella, the Caprese salad has become a standard Sunday dish after I get home from the Farmer's Market. I picked up some heirloom tomatoes for Cole's BBQ bash and had a few left over. Got the basil at the market and the cheese was the last unsold container for the day... turned out fairly beautiful.

The Cub Scout parents liked it...