Archives for June 2011

Summer Squash & Zucchini Bruschetta

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 29th, 2011| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian
Although I am not a vegetarian, I am a huge fan of produce.  Some of my favorite meals are based around fruits and vegetables.  So, this time of year is quite exciting for me.  After a long winter and spring with almost no freshly picked produce, it is a delight

Midfield Café, Nashua, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 27th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
My husband and I are both morning people, which means that even on a weekend he's awake by 5:30 and I'm awake by 6:30.  With these "early" starts to the day, we both enjoy a morning that starts with work and is followed by a late breakfast.  After a

Make Your Own Temaki Sushi

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 23rd, 2011| Main Dishes, Recipes
With four children that have varying likes, it can be difficult to find a dinner that works for all.  When I want to make a meal that is eagerly embraced by all, I tend to choose a "Make Your Own" meal, such as make your own paninis.  There is another

Organic Volcano Lemon Burst and Lime Burst

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 22nd, 2011| Tasty Thoughts
In my role, I receive many offers to sample products.  These products range from obvious items that aren't of interest to items that would be interesting to try to items whose arrival is counted by the minute.  About a month ago, I received an email offering to send Organic

Bourbon Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 20th, 2011| Simple Solutions
Here are a few fun facts about me and bourbon.  One, I never have liked the smell or taste of bourbon, or any whiskey for that matter.  Two, my husband adores a well-aged whiskey as a sipping cocktail.  Three, over the past couple years I have come to appreciate

88 at Spruce Point Inn, Boothbay Harbor, ME

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 15th, 2011| Restaurant News
From Long Island, we move back to the Northeast to feature Maine coast cuisine, at 88.  This casually elegant restaurant is located at Spruce Point Inn, serving dinner nightly from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  In addition to having the special charm of being a summer-only destination, this restaurant also

Warm Beet Green Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 13th, 2011| Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes
As I was preparing this post, I was thinking about my affinity for greens.  Although I tried, I couldn't think of a green that I don't like.  Escarole, swiss chard, kale, callaloo, and spinach are among the leafy vegetables I enjoy.  In fact, the green I like least is

Ignite Bar & Grille, Manchester, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 9th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
Living in New Hampshire, my husband and I are quite used to the lack of late night dining options. However, we didn't fully realize how early restaurants stop serving dinner on a weekend night until this past winter.

We had season tickets to the Palace Theatre in Manchester, all

Nello Summertimes, Southampton, NY

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 8th, 2011| Restaurant News
From the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, we travel to Long Island to learn more about the next restaurant in our Summer Only series, Nello Summertimes.  This restaurant is the sister of Nello, located in Manhattan.  Leaving the heat and bustle of the city for the relaxing pace of

The Restaurant at the NASWA Resort, Laconia, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 2nd, 2011| Restaurant News
Continuing with our Summer Restaurant series, we travel to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.  This seventy-six year old resort is home to a fine dining restaurant, which is open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day weekend.  In addition to the restaurant there also is a beach-side bar that