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5 Favorite Brewster Takeout Joints

5 Favorite Brewster Takeout Joints

I like the challenge of cooking on vacation. I like the different stove. The different equipment. The weird spices. The limited cupboard. I think just being in a different kitchen and a different place can spark your creativity. 

Of course, after a day in the sun or a day touring the sites, sometimes you don’t want to cook. You just want something easy. Or for someone to put a plate in front of your hungry face. 

We spend a lot of the summer weekends in Brewster on Cape Cod and we take plenty of advantage of all the local, fresh seafood to make some great meals, but sometimes vacation means taking a break from everything, including cooking dinners.  Continue Reading

Homemade Ice Cream Bon Bons

homemade ice cream bon bons

This quick and easy dessert hits the trifecta for me. It’s quick and easy. It’s a great kid’s activity. It’s perfect for a crowd.

Despite being quick and easy to pull together, just quick hands, these ice cream bon bons make a big impression. They are different from the usual plate of cookies or brownies and looks far more fancy and elegant than the effort put into them. Hard to beat that! Continue Reading

Scenes from Saturday + Costco

It was a gray, unsettled, sometimes wet Saturday here. In other words, spring in New England! But it wasn’t freezing. And we weren’t over scheduled for what felt like the first time in a month. We had the usual dance class for Cecilia (recital costumes arrived today! – very exciting in the life of an 7 year old dancer), a trip to Costco (free lunch of samples for the kids!) and then some science fair prep (nothing like some Saturday homework). 

As usual we started the day on the couch with a show and some maple sausages…. Continue Reading

Simple Summer Recipes: Lemon Verbena Sorbet

I love to bake. Bread, cupcakes, cookies, pies, count me in. But our house does not have central air and flipping the oven on in July and August for any length of time is an invitation to self flagellation. A cocktail party in Hell. I do my best to avoid it. Still, we do our best to only indulge in sweets we make ourselves, so how to satisfy the sweet sugar craving for dessert  when our kitchen turns into a sweat lodge? There’s only one answer. Continue Reading