Panzanella Salad with Fresh Summer Tomatoes and Basil

It’s tomato season! And it’s garlic season. And basil, and, well, everything good basically. Panzanella salad is the ultimate way to combine the best summer ingredients. Panzanella, or panmolle, is a salad originating from Tuscany that has a base of bread and tomatoes. Other cultures have a similar salad, like the Mediterranean dish fattoush, that build a base from…

Asparagus and Potato Flatbread

Two months ago, I traveled up to Southwest Harbor, Maine to film a vendor to be featured in a new The Clean Food Club video (video drops in a couple weeks!). I had never visited that part of Maine before so I did some exploring. I stayed at the Aysgarth Station, which prepared a beautiful…

A Sweet Potato Quesadilla and Nola’s Salsa Fresca for Cinco de Mayo

“I just want to sit and learn with someone’s grandma,” says Sherie Grillon, chef and founder of Nola’s Fresh Foods, a salsa company based in Boston. “Culinary school never interested me.” Sherie grew up in a half Italian, all Southern family in New Orleans where she was always surrounded by food and family, cooking pasta…

Sunday Brunch with Salmon Skewers and a Spinach Frittata

Some weekends beg for a big Sunday brunch, especially those weekends when the weather is perfect and stays in the 70s all morning. Today I’m cooking up a spinach frittata and sage home fries, and my husband is manning the grill where we’re making salmon kebabs. Scallions were a new addition to Oakdale Farms’ table at the farmers…

Acorn Squash and Spinach Salad

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I visited the Natick Community Organic Farm for Maple Magic Day. On a cold and windy day, we huddled up with other kids and adults eager to visit the farm to see how maple sap is collected and cooked down to make syrup. Even though in the weeks…

Butternut Squash Fritters

Would you believe me if I said that my family has eaten 5 butternut squashes so far this season? First there was butternut squash soup, then there was butternut squash and quinoa stuffed portobello mushrooms. Now for number 6, we’ve got butternut squash fritters with sage and feta. Eating seasonal means that in the winter…

Stuffed Bell Peppers

There’s one more week left in the outdoor Natick Farmers Market, but already more than half of the vendors have moved inside. Today was cold and windy, just like the week that came before it. The vendors are still selling all the fall veggies, and it’s amazing to see kohlrabi, cabbage and kale, that first appeared in the spring, come…

The Local Mix at Area Four

I first heard about Area Four while attending a #BostonTalks Happy Hour at WBGH last month. They make a fantastic pizza using twelve-year-old starter dough, fermented for over 30 hours, and handcrafted in their scratch kitchen. When I heard that A4 sources most of their ingredients locally, I immediately set a date to visit their…

Goodbye Blue Apron, Hello Farmers Markets

For over a year, my husband and I have subscribed to Blue Apron, the biggest name in delivery meal kits. I loved that the meals from Blue Apron included so many fresh, healthy ingredients, like kale and rainbow chard, and I loved that the box delivered to my house saved me a trip to the…