Cooking At Home

Over the last few decades the kitchen has emerged as the heart and soul of a happy home. What was once eschewed is now embraced as a satisfying way to share flavors and smiles with your family. Of course the right space and tools are essential. Here find the best recipes, classes and kitchen tools and tips from the professionals. Feel free to share your opinions below.

Broccoli and Pasta Bake!

Get some creative juice with Rachel and Curtis. Love combining broccoli and cauli in mac and cheese recipes..... Rachel and Curtis cook … [Read more...]

Volunteer at the Newburyport Kitchen Tour and Yankee Homecoming in 2015

Proceed to our Newburyport Schools.....get out, volunteer and connect! Yankee Homecoming website Newburyport Kitchen Tour website       … [Read more...]

Going Green with Organic Gardening in Greater Newburyport

I like the idea of gardening, just not the digging your hands in dirt with worms part. Frankly, gardening can stress me out. Am I overwatering? Why is the plant turning brown? Did I plant it deep enough? Too close? Is this a good bug? Bad bug? But I love food! And I love a gorgeous … [Read more...]

Strawberry Angel Cake

 Heavenly ~ Our favorite summer flavors....reinvented by Russell Orchards.....       ------------- Strawberry Angel Food Cake This recipe has been a Russell family specialty for fifty-five years. Its origin is long forgotten, but I remember my mother making it when … [Read more...]

Filling Our Refrigerator in Newburyport

If ‘you are what you eat’, does where you purchase your eats from also define you? In this month’s column, I’m taking a look at our local grocery stores from Market Basket to Shaw’s to the prospect of a Trader Joe’s/Whole Foods to all points in between. My first foray into a Wegmans (most … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Almond Butter in Newburyport

There are many natural recipes which call for almond butter over peanut butter. Traditional peanut butters have very high levels of sugar, and a much lower composition of vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately the price tag - especially for organic- can be prohibitive. If you have a food processor … [Read more...]

Maine Root Celebrates Ten Years – Answers Our Ten Questions

Maine Root has created a successful formula for a new type of soft drink. Brothers Matt and Mark have developed a better tasting cola using organic ingredients and following Fair Trade policies.  Translate to  ... awesome root beer floats. Fair Trade certified means they are committed to helping … [Read more...]

Barefoot Contessa’s Pumpkin Parfait

Oh what to do with all of those pumpkins on November first. Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network is one of our favorite chefs to follow for her soothing voice and creative presentations. She is the earthy aunt we all wish we could visit for tea after a long day! Parfait is "perfect" in french and … [Read more...]

Great Recipe from Dr. Dan’s in Newburyport

There is no question holistic medicine and holistic dining are worth looking into. Local favorite Dr. Dan on High Street has great website recipes if you are starting to cook with a healthier frame of mind. Check out his website and try one of his great recommendations. Dr. Dan's … [Read more...]

Healthy Mushroom and White Tea Soup

Served cold or hot, rustic or pureed, mushroom soup pleases most palates. Recent evidence shows the mushrooms stimulate the immune system and can be both a filling and delicious way to manage weight. Feel free to play around with different types of mushrooms.  Here we used a mixture of field … [Read more...]

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