Archives for January 2010

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The Vegan Scoop

by TT January 31st, 2010| Food News
Attending the Boston Wine Expo isn't just about the wine.  Sure, there are hundreds of wineries that attend, but there are also quite a few food vendors there as well.  So, in addition to getting to sample many different wines, you also get to sample some interesting foods.  On the second day of the expo, I got to sample the most delicious treat of the weekend.

While meandering through the aisles at the expo that day, I discovered Wheeler's Black Label Vegan Ice Cream.  It was a little after noon, and I had sampled some wine and was deciding
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Summer in a Wrap

by TT January 27th, 2010| Recipes, Sandwiches
It's cold.

Does that summarize winter in New England well enough?  I could write a lengthy paragraph about all of the annoying parts of winter here, but there's really no need to exert that much effort.  I think my simple sentence conveys my thoughts well enough.

Most nights I try to erase the chilliness of winter with hot meals that consist of soups that have simmered on the stove all afternoon or a roast that braised in the oven all day long.  However, sometimes I take a different approach to try and make the season of ice and snow disappear-- a little
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Review: Legal Seafood Test Kitchen, Boston, MA

by TK January 26th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
When my wife and I go out for dinner, we want to try new things and explore the world of food and drink.  So, when something promotes itself as a "test kitchen", we expect risk taking by the chefs/owners.  Sadly, we experienced the wrong type of adventure when we went to the Legal Seafood Test Kitchen in Boston this past weekend.

We were in Boston for the 19th annual Boston Wine Expo,* and after a Saturday filled with great wine, smart foodie conversation, and tantalizing cooking demonstrations, we decided to go to the Legal Seafood Test Kitchen for a
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Mini Chile Relleno Casseroles

by TT January 21st, 2010| Main Dishes, Recipes
Editor’s note:  Food brings people together!  And this week, Think Tasty and Glamour Cow are trading recipes.

This recipe is courtesy of Marisa, who is one of Glamour Cow's food writers, as well as being a home cook, specializing in raw & vegan recipes.  To find more of Marisa's scrumptious meals & treats, check out Glamour Cow.

I love dishes where you can go from cooking, baking, or preparing right to the table. Plu,s how adorable are individual portioned meals! I think they make such a gorgeous and elegant presentation. Since this was just for my husband, I used two 12-ounce
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Blueberry Sorbet

by TT January 20th, 2010| Desserts, Recipes
Editor’s note: Food brings people together!  And this week, Think Tasty and Glamour Cow are trading recipes.

This recipe is courtesy of Marisa, who is one of Glamour Cow's food writers, as well as being a home cook, specializing in raw & vegan recipes.  To find more of Marisa's scrumptious meals & treats, check out Glamour Cow.

I always have been so obsessed with frozen treats! It doesn’t matter the season, as long as I have my hubby to snuggle up with. For me there is no better dessert. Cool, sweet, fruity and refreshing! Deelish!

This mixture would work great in an
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Hmmm. . .

by TT January 19th, 2010| Food News

What do you get when you combine:



a.  Think Cow

b. Glamour Tasty

c. A week of excellent recipes shared between these two sites

Visit Think Tasty and Glamour Cow all week long to discover the answer!

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Boston Wine Expo '10

by TT January 15th, 2010| Food News
What are you doing the weekend of January 23rd and 24th?  If you are lucky, you will be sampling some of the 1,800 wines available at the Boston Wine Expo at the Seaport World Trade Center.

This is the 19th annual occurrence of the Wine Expo and looks to be as exceptional as years past.  In addition to the Grand Tasting, at which one can sample wines and speak with winemakers, there are many other attractions.  Visit the Cyber Wine Cafe (a new feature) to learn which retailers in your area carry the wines you have enjoyed at the Expo.  Watch
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Balsamic Roasted Veggies

by TT January 13th, 2010| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
For the second Tapas Night of 2010 I decided to give it a Greek theme.  My original plan was to serve lamb sausage.  However, when I checked the freezer I discovered that we had lamb sausage, but it was bulk sausage.  A scoop of sausage just isn't as appealing as one that is served as a link or slice.  So, I decided to save the lamb sausage for a different meal.

Luckily our meat freezer was pretty full after a December trip to our favorite butcher.  Within seconds of being disappointed by the lamb sausage, I found the perfect replacement: chicken
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Cheddar-Chenin Blanc Fondue

by TT January 11th, 2010| Appetizers, Recipes
Ski season has arrived in New Hampshire and with that comes weekly ski lessons.  Our older son participates in these lessons, and so to extend his time skiing, we offered to drive him and three friends every Friday.  Of course, driving four teens to skiing means that a parent needs to stay there.  My husband graciously has offered to be the transportation, which gives me Friday afternoon and evening alone with our eleven year old daughter, Sam.

This past Friday was our first girls' night of the ski season.  Our original plan was to do a little shopping, eat dinner at
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Fabulous French Onion Soup

by TT January 7th, 2010| Recipes, Soups & Stews
For our family Christmas celebration on Saturday, my husband made a beef roast.  Even though we had a dozen people for dinner, there was plenty of leftover beef.  So, what better to do in the winter than make soup?

For the kids I made a simple veggie-beef-noodle soup.  For us that sounded way too bland and boring.  And as their afternoons were filled with practices and they needed to eat earlier than us, it was the perfect reason to make two pots of soup.  With no wrinkled nose ingredients to avoid, the obvious choice was French onion soup.

I have made
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TK’s Sweet Potato Hash

by TK January 5th, 2010| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
With a busy week and a half of Christmas Treats for me to post and a quieter work schedule for my husband, he found some time to do a little cooking.  Here is what he created:

Hash is one of those foods that takes on a different meaning for every cook.  It can be a breakfast meal, or it can be a full evening meal.  But on this rainy Sunday morning, I decided to let my creative juices flow to a sweet potato hash that would be our breakfast.

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Day 10- Overnight Eggnog Bread Pudding

by TT January 3rd, 2010| Desserts, Recipes
If you're a regular reader, you will note that the Day 10 post is a day late.  However, with a full day of Christmas celebrations yesterday, there wasn't much time for editing photos and writing. Saturday was filled with Christmas excitement: opening presents, eating lots of delicious foods, and enjoying the company of family and friends.

It was a wonderful day, to say the least.  The day itself was the best present I could have received.  From the squeals of our daughters, as they opened Team Jacob photos, to the giggles of our nephews, as our first floor became their racecourse,
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