7 Ways to Grill for a Smokin’ Good Summer Day

Posted May 24, 2016

Let’s dust off the grill, shall we? With spring comes tulips, ramps, sunshine, and our dear old friend, the backyard. If someone can tell me one thing that doesn’t benefit from the smoke and sear of a grill I’ll hand over my next vacation…

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Salad: It’s What’s for Dinner Tonight

Posted May 10, 2016

I’m all too familiar with the last-minute, there’s-nothing-to-eat-in-my-fridge dilemma. Maybe I haven’t been grocery shopping, or I’m sick of eating the leftover soup I made a few days ago. Either way, I continue to open the fridge expecting a miraculous discovery of new,…

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Blackberry Farm

Posted October 23, 2013

Rachel volunteered at one of our very first Eat Boutique Holiday Markets, and has returned to every single event since. That’s five big markets, people, so she’s worked herself into my life such that my Mom now asks, “How’s Rachel?”…

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Salt Water Farm Cafe

Posted August 27, 2013

Ever since I moved up to the (literally) greener pastures of the northeast (from Texas), I have longed to visit Maine. Everything I hear sounds positively magical: rocky beaches, farmer’s markets, and the ever-present salty breeze. Shelby’s adventures have transformed…

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Frog’s Leap Tea Lane Farm Dinner

Posted July 24, 2013

A few months ago, I spent four nurturing days at the Martha’s Vineyard Wine Festival. It was a little respite of wine, farms and food before the onslaught of travel, travel, travel to spread the Eat Boutique word. It was…

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The Middle Eastern Feast

Posted April 3, 2013

Josephine mentioned wanting to make a feast of dishes and, quite honestly, I’m drooling all over this Middle Eastern meal – homemade pita, hummus, and even a spice mix. The sun is shining around here and I’m thinking that a…

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A Twist on Pot Au Feu

Posted March 28, 2013

It’s stormy outside right now, so I want soup. I threw out a very special challenge to Denise for a dish close to my heart. She triumphed! – Maggie When Maggie talks Paris, I’m right there with her. And when…

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Simple Spaghetti Squash

Posted March 7, 2013

Between Chicago and Boston, I’ve been under lots of snow this week. (Wintry – and foodie – photos in my Instagram feed.) And though spaghetti squash is a cold weather vegetable, the bright yellow is perking me up already. Thank…

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