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Breakfast near airport

Cannot second this fast enough. It's a good thing Kane's isn't closer to me or I'd weigh a TON

Jul 26, 2014
DrMag in Greater Boston Area

mujadara (lentils and rice) recipe

I've used this one, it is fantastic

Jul 24, 2014
DrMag in Home Cooking

Cheap Foods that Become Popular

An older cousin of mine in Halifax recalls around the Depression when lobster was only found in the "poor kids'" lunchboxes!

Jun 08, 2014
DrMag in General Topics
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North Conway/ Storyland report

We've just returned from a nice long weekend and I wanted to get my impressions down while they were fresh in my mind.
No breakfast places to report (we ate at the hotel breakfast), but we did try the cider donuts at White Mountain Cider Co while picking up sandwiches and they are worth every calorie.
Sandwiches from White Mountain were a far cry over the food available at Storyland and I totally recommend bringing food into the park.
We had one dinner at the Scarecrow Pub in Intervale since May Kelly's was full. It was fine, nothing special but good for what it is. The service was very slow, but pleasant.
Our other dinner was at White Mountain Cider Co and was outstanding. They are totally kid-friendly and have several off-menu options for kids, such as plain pasta and burgers. My husband had the polenta torte over eggplant caponata and loved it (and he hates eggplant!). I had sautéed fiddleheads and ramps followed by the burger (technically a kids burger but they fancied it up with sautéed mushrooms and a nice tomato chutney). My older kid got the meatball trio which was outstanding. Service was very professional and helpful with wine choices, cocktails were really good. I would almost drive back to the area from Boston just to eat here again!

May 26, 2014
DrMag in Northern New England

Moody's banh mi

Thanks, I just looked at the website, it looks worth a trip!

May 11, 2014
DrMag in Greater Boston Area

Russo's organic produce

I've tried the dinosaur kale, Gala apples, sweet peppers and lettuce. All were up to the standard I expect from Russo's and I'm thrilled that they're carrying more organic! I'm so tempted to buy more than I need just to positively reinforce them!

May 11, 2014
DrMag in Greater Boston Area

At the end of my rope -- please help

I also strongly recommend Bittman's book. Don't try to do fancy, your family will appreciate good basic food that is done well. And don't beat up on yourself- it is HARD to get a good meal on the table every night, particularly when you have kids. You survived on not-great food, your family will survive your learning process.

May 10, 2014
DrMag in Home Cooking

Moody's banh mi

Where is this??

May 10, 2014
DrMag in Greater Boston Area

Food Trucks for Mom

Really excited for this! "How many food truck meals can one stomach take in one day? Let's watch and find out..."

May 10, 2014
DrMag in Greater Boston Area

My Love for Marshmallow Fluff and Peanut Butter has never ended...

I was obsessed with Korean kimchi when I was pregnant with my second, I think an extreme example of my general love for anything pickled. I second your love for Fluffernutters, I live in the Boston area and spent last night at work trying to convince a co-worker who's not from the area that he has to give them a try!

May 04, 2014
DrMag in General Topics

What's your most useful cookbook?

A few years ago I'd have said the Cook's Illustrated "Best Recipes", and I do still love that one. My current fave, which I've given now as a gift to several happy folks, is Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything". His approach, recipes plus guidelines on how to branch out from them, is wonderful, and his dietary style matches well with mine right now. Lorna Sass' "Pressure Perfect" falls open to the grain or bean cooking timetable pages at this point, and is constantly on my counter.

May 04, 2014
DrMag in Home Cooking

Total Rookie - Super Basic Food safety Questions

Just remember that if raw meat has touched something, it should be kept separate from anything that is then going to hold food that you will be eating! Soap and water will work well to clean up hands and anything else. And buy a cutting board, they are worth the investment.

May 04, 2014
DrMag in General Topics

Sodastream Updates 4/14-- still using it? Just dusting it? Don't remember where it is?

We still use ours, maybe 1-2 times a month to make soda water for mixed drinks

May 02, 2014
DrMag in Cookware

What happened to Jimmy's in Washington Sq?

I noticed tonight that it is all closed up, brown paper over windows. I liked their pizza with arugula, but my hubs never thought the place was worth the price

Mar 21, 2014
DrMag in Greater Boston Area

Kohlrabi?

I chopped mine into fat matchsticks and dressed with lemon olive oil, salt and sumac. Pretty tasty, sort of reminds me of jicama with its mild taste and crunch

Mar 16, 2014
DrMag in Home Cooking

Dark stores in Brookline!

I just walked by Upper Crust this evening (around 8:30) and it seemed open.

Feb 26, 2014
DrMag in Greater Boston Area

Tiny Chef Challenge

Mei Mei has a counter with (backless, unfortunately) stools that overlook the kitchen

Feb 24, 2014
DrMag in Greater Boston Area

Facial Reconstruction on Crystal Head Vodka Bottle

My husband said the same thing!

Feb 23, 2014
DrMag in Spirits

Potbelly=happiness in Terminal C!

Good to know! The Starbucks "steel cut oatmeal" the one time I was foolish enough to order it was a grave disappointment- flakes into which boiling water was added.

Feb 21, 2014
DrMag in Greater Boston Area

Brown Rice

If you have access to short grain brown rice (I get mine in bulk at Whole Foods), it is really nice. It has a nice chew that puts you in mind of wheat berries

Feb 09, 2014
DrMag in General Topics

Singh's Roti Shop, Dorchester

I forgot to say that the doubles are curried chickpeas in a puffy dough "holder". VERY good indeed.

Feb 01, 2014
DrMag in Greater Boston Area

Singh's Roti Shop, Dorchester

So based on the recent writeup on Serious Eats, the family and I trekked to Dot from Brookline for lunch today. Totally worth the trip! The man behind the counter could not have been more helpful and welcoming. We had phoulores (fried dough balls with a tasty tamarind/vinegar sauce) that didn't make it out the door, a curry chicken and a goat roti, both of which were tasty (the goat was sort of tough) and the big winner: doubles! I would walk there to get more doubles! We will certainly be returning.

Feb 01, 2014
DrMag in Greater Boston Area

Mexican Oregano

I second the recommendation for Rancho Gordo. They sell on the website both a Mexican oregano and an Oregano Indio, which has a slightly different bouquet.

Also, I just watched this lovely video today about some folks in Mexico who grow oregano!

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/01/pe...

Jan 21, 2014
DrMag in Gardening

Anyone check out Mei Mei brick and mortar yet?

We just had dinner there. We got there about 5 and it was pretty empty, but had filled up by the time we left a bit after 6. Double awesome totally lived up to its name, and my DH is already wondering when he can have another. The sweet corn fritters were good but not a must-have-again. Dumplings were not quite savory for me, but a huge hit for my DC. Trotters and waffles I loved, especially the spicy cranberry sauce. We tried the shrub and the warm spiced cider and both were fantastic. We will certainly be back to try more

Jan 18, 2014
DrMag in Greater Boston Area

Red Lentils

I made this one last week, and one child insisted on eating it for lunch and dinner for 3 days! The parents really liked it too, it got better the longer it sat.
http://food52.com/recipes/25419-a-sim...

Jan 11, 2014
DrMag in Home Cooking

Washington Square Brookline question

I'd vote for Fairsted- very cozy room, good food, nice atmosphere for a date

Dec 26, 2013
DrMag in Greater Boston Area

When you can't send homemade, what food do you send for Christmas presents?

Smoked fish! I am a huge fan of Russ and Daughters in NYC (as is my father in law)

Dec 20, 2013
DrMag in General Topics

Need a cookbook recommendation

I wonder if a slow cooker would be useful for her? She could make bean dishes and such, which are quite economical. I'm thinking of Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker, maybe

Dec 20, 2013
DrMag in Home Cooking

Best Dessert In the City / neighboring towns

The butterscotch pudding at Lineage!

Dec 18, 2013
DrMag in Greater Boston Area
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Dok Bua - Am I ordering wrong?

I certainly like Dok Bua, and it's in our rotation because we live in the neighborhood, but it certainly doesn't rock my world. It's solidly tasty and consistent for sure, and my kids love it, which is a plus.

Nov 25, 2013
DrMag in Greater Boston Area