Category Archives: Sides

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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Picking to Picnic

What better way to bid a hot summer day adieu than by having a picnic dinner? The objective: simple and seasonal. The reasoning: just because. Last night B and I packed up a brown paper bag of curry chicken and … Continue reading

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Ramp & Apple Bacon Jam

Being known to have a few pieces of bacon as my sole sustenance for a meal, one could say I am one of millions (or billions) of bacon dedicatees out there. Even though bacon has hit the trend radar and … Continue reading

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Falling for your Market

Temperatures are cooling by the day and the leaves have nearly all fallen onto the sun-warped earth.   Here in Boston the selections at the farmer’s markets are not only changing with the colors of the foliage, but they are also … Continue reading

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The Next Cheese Frontier: Halloumi

A guest blog by, Madeline McLean (sister) Since living in London, and traveling once to Syria, I have been involved in a some what serious love affair with a rather specific kind of cheese: halloumi.  Nicknamed appropriately as the “squeaky … Continue reading

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Chive Ricotta Loaf

I potted four large pots of herbs on my kitchen window perch last fall, letting them naturally freeze through the winter months and die.  About two weeks ago I was pleased to see that my chives were growing back with … Continue reading

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