This is a silly post. I won’t even try to deny it.
At the same time, I am incredibly pleased.
I took a GIR lid and stuck it on a cut avocado half. Very little browning the next day and very little space used up in my fridge.
Yes, I am a superb dork. (^_^)
Note – not a sponsored post in anyway. I was a kickstarter backer and paid with my own money.
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Last week was the first time I dined at Alden and Harlow in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. In sum, it was amazing. The only thing not pictured that we ate was a plate of root beer glazed ribs (it was a special). And it was the only plate that we felt did not live up to the deliciousness of all the other plates. I’m not saying it was bad. It just wasn’t stellar. Everything in the following pictures though? I WANT TO EAT IT ALL AGAIN AND AGAIN.
Alden & Harlow sign
waiting for friends
The turncoat cocktail and pickled green beans to nosh on
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1. The Langham has a pink, old-fashioned looking taxi cab.
2. Their tea is more affordable than some other places around Boston, but still delicious.
The house blends
Chicken salad was yummy but awkward to eat – I recommend doing it in one-shot which is not lady-like at all. Egg salad sandwiches were wonderfully life-changing, or something like that.
delicious desserts with edible gold and silver foil
Missing from the pictures were are scones. They may have been plain scones, but the raspberry jam, lemon curd, and clotted cream were awesome. Clotted cream is like butter, except better.
In sum? I loved it. (^_^)
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Winter Restaurant Week came to a close yesterday, here in the Boston area. A couple of my friends have raved about Toscano over the last year, so we went there. Our menu was:
Foley Smoked Salmon – Crostini – Lemon – Caperberries
Double Smoked Bacon – Tomato Cream – Herbs
Sautéed Porcini Mushrooms – Herbs
Pasta e Fagioli
Puree of White Bean Soup – Tubettini Pasta
Romaine Hearts – Focaccia Croutons – Classic Dressing
Local Fresh Burrata – Beefsteak Tomatoes – Basil
Jumbo Lump Crabmeat – Tomato – Shellfish Stock
Oven Roasted Chicken Breast -Pomodoro Sauce – Fresh Mozzarella – Oregano – Patate al Forno
Sautéed Veal Scaloppini – White Wine – Lemon – Parsley – Patate al Forno
Bistecca alla Griglia
Wood Grilled Sirloin of Beef – Patate al Forno
Gamberoni al Moscato
Sautéed Shrimp – Leeks – Moscato Wine – Patate al Forno
Grilled North Atlantic Salmon – Asparagus – Mustard Sauce
Toscano House Specialty “Budino Style”
Torta di Mirtilli
Blueberry – White Chocolate Tart
Gelato e Sorbeto
The tagliatelle? I loved it. The pasta had a nice bite to it, and it wasn’t too oily. The mushroom flavor was very good. It wasn’t an immediate “wow” for one of my table companions. But the more she ate, the happier she was with her dish. For half of my table, the favorite starter was the rigatoni. I tried a bite of it. The bacon flavor is without question the dominant flavor. It was very delicious as long as you like your bacon, and maybe I’ll order it next time. Then again, I love tagliatelle and mushrooms, so I’m hard press to say which of the two I’d pick if I had to. One of the diners had the white bean soup, and she was happy with it. It had a much more delicate flavor than I was expecting. I’m not sure I’ll ever order it in the future, but I highly suspect that it’s because I’m pro-pasta at Toscano.
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My state as a grain CSA?
Crop examples are:
- “Red Lammas” hard red winter wheat (heirloom)
- “Redeemer” winter wheat
- Emmer (Known as Farro in Italy)
- “Nothstine Dent” Corn
- “Plymouth Flint” Corn
- Black Turtle Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Winter Rye
- “Tom Thumb”Popcorn
WHAT? I read thekitchn all the time and only noticed this eight months later? Could I do this? I’d need a way to get to Natick, seeing as I don’t have a car of my own right now. Granted, pick up is once a year (or so it seems), but this sounds so amazing. Spelt? Emmer? I want this!
Other reference link:
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