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Monday, September 26, 2016

Cheese Tasting, Part 1: Blue Cheese

Ah, cheese. Where to begin. It has to be one of my favorite things in the world. I love creamy cheese and stinky cheese and cheese that comes wrapped in leaves. I love cheese in...

Chocolate Tasting, Part 1

With Halloween approaching, the Angry Chef and I have candy on the brain. Consider this the first article in a series of chocolate tastings. We spotted these at Whole Foods and couldn't resist picking them...

Traders Point Creamery Yogurt

Yum. I can't say it enough. This yogurt is great. It's lusciously creamy. It's tangy. It tastes like you bought it at a farm stand. It's got an awesome cow on the label and comes in...

Bento Happiness

After putting it off and shopping around for what seems like ages, I finally got my first official bento box the other night. The Angry Chef and I were tooling around Cambridge before dinner and...

Big Top Marshmallow Cookies

The Lady Otter and I were cruising through Whole Foods last night, on a mission to pick up some flowers for the host of the cocktail party we were attending. It was supposed to...

5 Spice Merchants To Try

Recently, The Angry Chef and I went on a spice hunt. We headed out to Penzey's Spices in the sleepy town of Arlington, MA. We've relied on them for spices—first by catalog, then online,...

Shake It Up!

I admit it: I'm a fairly thirsty person. Normally I'm a red wine drinker. I love the good—and even some of the bad. Give me a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Brunello, a Bandol, and I couldn't...

Hot Chocolate Pots

A few days ago, I posted my version of Mayan Hot Chocolate. It occurred to me that there are all sorts of fabulous hot chocolate-y accessories out there—specifically, hot chocolate pots. Most hot chocolate pots...

Give That Buffalo Some Wings

Meat in the mail. I know. It just sounds wrong. But if you write it off, you might just be missing out on some of the most succulent—and hard-to-find—cuts available these days. I think most...

Welcome to Yogurt Nation (Population: Everyone)

Americans are crazy for yogurt these days. Not pizza. Not french fries. Not even apple pie. Wait...huh? It used to be that you had to go to a specialty store to find anything more exotic than a...

Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts

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