Posts Tagged ‘ Flavor of the Month ’

[April] Eggs

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
[April] Eggs

The Egg and You Traditional rites of spring have long revolved around the egg. There is even an old Latin proverb, “Omne vivum ex ovo” which means “All life comes from an egg.” The Romans weren’t alone in celebrating the egg. Eggs have long been held as an emblem of new life, and as time
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[March] Vieques, Puerto Rico

Mar 7th, 2014 | By
[March] Vieques, Puerto Rico

  Around this time of year, I start to feel the Cabin Fever set in. If you’re living in New England, I’m sure you’ve felt it, too. Even though days are getting longer and the chance of the sun melting away the snow is greater, there’s still a bracing chill in the air and chance
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[February] Soup

Feb 6th, 2014 | By
[February] Soup

The Big Bowl Theory Ah, soup. Is there any food more heartwarming, more comforting, more emotionally evocative than soup?  What warms you right down to your bones on a chilly day? Soup. What makes you feel better when you’re a little under the weather? Soup. (Everyone’s grandmother had a chicken soup recipe that cured all
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[January] Citrus Fruits

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By
[January] Citrus Fruits

Being a born-and-raised New Englander from a Canadian family, I know a thing or two about winter in the Northeast. I know about the snow, the cold, and the dark days, and I know how to deal with them, too. Snow? Just shovel it to where it won’t bother you. Cold? Bundle up in your
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[December] Clementines

Dec 5th, 2013 | By
[December] Clementines

While the snow and cold weather makes its way into New England, it’s a good time to be reminded of the warm release that will eventually come. How about stockpiling clementines? These deliciously sweet fruits are perfect snacks on a cold winter day. There are no seeds and they are easy to peel, unlike some
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[November] Cranberries

Nov 1st, 2013 | By
[November] Cranberries

Though the mashed potatoes might be passed around peacefully and slices of turkey shared equally, cranberry sauce is the cause of the most fights over the Thanksgiving dinner table. To this day, my brother still asks my grandmother if cranberry sauce will be served, despite it having been served every year of his life with
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[October] Mushrooms

Oct 2nd, 2013 | By
[October] Mushrooms

Mushrooms may seem to be a standard food now, but they have a long history struggling to be recognized and consumed. In Ancient Egypt, mushrooms were considered a royal delicacy and commoners were not allowed to eat them. Various folklores around mushrooms from Egypt and beyond claimed they could produce super human strength and lead
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[September] Cucumbers

Sep 4th, 2013 | By
[September] Cucumbers

While driving anywhere in New England this September, you’ll see signs sprouting up along the roads advertising “cukes” for sale. The early fall is harvest time for the wildly popular and seemingly limitless bounty of cucumber, universally known for its crunch and refreshing taste. (Whenever I visit my family this time of year, I make
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[August] Watermelons

Aug 1st, 2013 | By
[August] Watermelons

After the recent heat wave that swept across New England, watermelons seem like a miracle food. Few other snacks back the same amount of flavor and hydration into every bite, making them the perfect thing to help you cool down on a hot summer’s day. Watermelons are 92% water, which explains the name and one
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[July] Gluten-Free Goodness

Jul 3rd, 2013 | By
[July] Gluten-Free Goodness

Summer’s in full swing, and all over New England, people are buying fresh produce from farmer’s markets and CSA’s, and grills are being lit all over, from campgrounds, to lakes, and from beaches to backyards. It’s a regular, spectacular food fest! But it’s not a completely carefree time for all. For those who suffer from
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