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Wrapping Up the Year

The months have floated by and the celebrations of dressing up and stuffing our bellies have come and gone. Now ‘tis the season to give! For the food and wine-minded the obvious gifts to give are those that are perishable … Continue reading

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Bringing in August with Blueberries

Reaping these opaque orbs takes little effort and proves a therapeutic pastime. Blueberries, like grapes, grow in tight clusters, making for efficient picking, about six pints per hour to be exact. Recipe ideas for blueberries usually come in the form … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fields

Strawberry season is just about on its way out, but before its goes be sure to take in all you can of these bursting red lanterns! For the first time, I went and picked my own, and did so (of … Continue reading

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Chia Seed Summer Sorbet

I think we can all agree that come spring we naturally begin to crave lighter fare. I have personally become quite attached to my new blender, whipping up juicy, super-food packed smoothies for my morning commute. Since a dawn jog … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Myers + Chang

Enter Myers + Chang and find yourself in a world of bubbly whimsy. Pink and white clusters of Chinese lanterns bobble along one wall of the restaurant’s bright and charming interior. Opposite this wall stands a long bar top where … Continue reading

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Three’s Company

As the creator of Belle’s Best Bites you could probably gather that I treasure tasting and creating that perfect, one bite food wonder. If a dish is well executed, one bite can encapsulate every note and texture of the entire … Continue reading

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Take a Nap from Paper Napkins

As a food stylist I can never have too many cute, floral, and colorful dishtowels and napkins to decorate a set.  I recently received these Saffron Marigold napkins as a gift and felt I had to share how much I … Continue reading

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Informing on the Cranberry

The cranberry is arguably the most American food (other than apple pie, but that’s a whole different story). All varieties of cranberries grow only in the Northern Hemisphere, and the most common eaten variety of them grows primarily in the … Continue reading

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Goat’s Milk Butter, Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Have you ever had one of those food Duh! Moments? When you wonder how in the heck you could have traveled so far down your gourmand path without coming across something so simple yet remarkable? Well, I had one of … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pear Mini Pies

Autumn in New England penetrates the air at an ideal rate. Each day the mean temperature drops by roughly one degree, so that by the time mid-October rolls around we are all well acclimated to brisk and rosy-cheek inducing temperatures … Continue reading

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