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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Lunch at Boston’s Sel de la Terre

Sel de la Terre, Boston's bastion of Provencal cuisine, is infamous for its rosemary pomme frites. With good reason. They're cut thin as shoestrings, fried perfectly (crisp not greasy), and seasoned well with salt and rosemary....

A Holiday Open House in Salem

Halloween isn't the only time of year that Salem gets into the holiday spirit! Take a peek at some pics from Pamplemousse's recent holiday open house.

A Holiday Taste of Sam’s Club

Never been inside a Sam's Club? Don't think it's a place to shop for your holiday feast? Think again. Join us for a tour and a tasting at our local club.

Halloween 2010 in Salem, MA: A Photo Tour

Join us for a photo tour of our hometown, Salem, Massachusetts. We captured a little of what it's like to be here on Halloween day and night--from ghosts and goblins to a real magic circle with the witches of Salem.

A 2010 Halloween Tour of Salem’s Essex Street

We have a lot of love for our friends here in town, many of whom run small shops and businesses. For this post, I'm going to skip most of the museum-y type places, and instead show you guys a little bit about what it's like to walk around town during October.

Christmas Dinner at Salem’s Hawthorne Hotel

If you live anywhere in New England and you don't know about the Hawthorne Hotel, you should. And if you're ever in Salem, Massachusetts, you have no excuse not to stop in. Tell them...

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Last night, I hit my favorite local kitchen store, Pamplemousse (that's French for "grapefruit"), for a wine tasting and bead event with Salem Wine Women and Beadworks.

Lobster Rolls at The Green Dragon

I had no idea that one of Boston's oldest Irish bars would also serve one of the city's tastiest lobster rolls. A close friend and I recently tucked in to The Green Dragon for lunch, and were oh-so-pleasantly surprised by the food.

Boston Cream Pie

When our friend Foroct Fralion celebrated a rather auspicious birthday a few weeks ago, it only seemed proper to make him a Boston Cream Pie, one of his favorite treats. Here are step-by-step instructions for how to make one at home.

Salem’s West India Goods Store

Ya know, you can find treasure in the most unexpected places. For example, I never would have guessed that this small shop in Salem, Massachusetts would have some of the freshest—and most economically priced—spices...