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Tammy Donroe
I am a freelance writer and mother of two with, apparently, too much time on my hands.
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Posted 5 days ago at codeSparrow
Is there anything better than a simple, perfectly baked sugar cookie? YES! A simple, perfectly baked sugar cookie with a hint of lime and coconut. This was one of the recipes I taught at a parent and child baking workshop... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at FOOD ON THE FOOD
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Posted Jan 27, 2016 at codeSparrow
Boy, that blizzard sure walloped New York, Pennsylvania, and D.C. over the weekend. More than two feet of snow is a lot of snow for anyone. It’s not easy for a Bostonian to maintain her winter martyrdom under these conditions.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
I got another cookbook for Christmas, and it’s a beaut. Honey and Jam by Hannah Queen chronicles seasonal country baking from her kitchen in the Appalachian mountains. The recipes appealed to me right away: Cherry Almond Brown Butter Cake, Green... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
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Posted Jan 21, 2016 at codeSparrow
Is there anyone else out there who likes to eat raw oatmeal? It all started with the blueberry pecan granola that my local grocery store makes in-house. As soon as I professed my undying love for this granola, they immediately... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
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Posted Jan 14, 2016 at codeSparrow
Here's a tip for all you cheese-lovers out there. Save the lids from the little wooden boxes that house your Brie, Camembert, and other soft-ripened cheeses. You know, the ones with pretty etchings or graphic prints. They make very cool... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Happy New Year, Internet. I know it’s been a while since we’ve had one of our heart-to-heart chats, so let’s get caught up. My eldest son became a teenager last month. It wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
In my book, there’s an old family recipe for applesauce cake on page 22. It was one of my great grandmother’s special Christmas recipes. Secretly, it’s a fruitcake, which she soaked in wine to preserve it. But since there are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
It doesn’t really feel like the holiday season quite yet. The temperature seems too warm, the Halloween candy is still plentiful, and our pumpkins are in various states of non-frozen decomposition on the front stairs. (For those of you following... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Hello readers. Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? Did you stuff yourself silly with poultry products? I’m going to assume that you did. This year was a first for me: I made my first Thanksgiving dinner. Yes, you heard me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Have you decided what to make for Thanksgiving, yet? If not, may I suggest a few desserts from my cookbook, namely the chai-spiced squash pie (Wintersweet, page 175) or, for the gluten-averse, sweet potato flan (page 182)? Me, I might... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
The 10YO has a new favorite dessert for fall: chocolate pumpkin cookies. The recipe came from this year’s Whole Foods calendar (October 2015), but he made a few changes. For one, he asked to use the Extra Dark Chocolate cocoa... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Imagine my surprise when I went out to the school garden the day before Halloween and found our pumpkins missing. Thursday they were there, Friday they were gone. There were four pumpkins left behind—the ones shown in last week’s wheelbarrow... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Happy Halloween! Don’t forget to eat your fruits and vegetables in between all those Snickers binges! Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
I have a good friend who lives in the south of Spain, and when we get together, she’ll often come bearing saffron. Saffron is a spice made from the dried stigmas of a type of crocus flower that blooms in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
I don’t know about you, but I’ve never had a decent honeydew in my life. To me, they always taste like cucumbers pretending to be melons. I’m just no good at picking them out, and when I ask the produce... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Turkeys aren’t the only visitors to the school garden. Here are some other garden friends: A milk snake. I was gathering ground cherries from underneath the branches when we took each other by surprise. She was so pretty—the picture doesn’t... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
We saw a gaggle of turkeys in the school garden yesterday, and it reminded me of a funny story. Back in the spring, I had a kindergarten class outside getting ready to plant some carrots and radishes. We were sitting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
As the tomatoes taper off this fall, I’m bidding them a fond farewell with this recipe for fresh salsa or pico de gallo. This is my current favorite homemade red salsa (for my favorite green sauce or salsa verde, go... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Sweet corn ice cream has been making appearances on late summer dessert menus all over town, from Commonwealth to Moody’s Backroom, so I decided to make some myself with fresh, local corn. After all, sweet corn is one of summer’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Now that the boys are back in school, I’ve been busy fixing things up around the house. The 12YO is getting his own room (finally), so I’m moving furniture around and building shelves and painting rooms. I’m cleaning and reorganizing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
We went camping in New Hampshire over the weekend with my BFF and family, and she made popcorn right over the campfire! Well, not over the flames exactly, but over the glowing coals from an earlier bonfire. I don’t think... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD