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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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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 yesterday 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
Earlier this summer, we were hanging out at Nickerson State Park by one of the kettle ponds. Husband’s brother was in town from Colorado, and the men were fishing while the boys and I swam. When we reconvened on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
I grew this watermelon! Can you believe it? Are there any readers still with me who remember when I couldn’t grow a goddamned thing? Granted, it’s comically small, but it’s as sweet as can be. Also, it wasn’t just me:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
I didn’t intend to post another chicken recipe so soon after the last one, but you never know what’s going to turn out great and what’s going to flop. This chicken was actually meant to be a warm-up for a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
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Posted Aug 5, 2015 at codeSparrow
Can you believe the summer is halfway over? But the good news is that tomato season is upon us, and that includes the sungold cherry tomatoes we planted at the school garden. I was worried because the plants developed some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
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Posted Jul 29, 2015 at codeSparrow
My kids have spoken, and they’ve declared by unanimous vote that this week’s featured recipe should be Turmeric Chicken with Sumac and Lime from The New Persian Kitchen. (Credit for the above photo goes to photographer Sara Remington, author Louisa... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Don’t mind me. Just ignoring my blog for a bit while I enjoy some lunch in the dappled sunlight along a kettle pond, boys splashing about, bikes resting against those stunted, scrubby pitch pines I love. OK, that was last... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
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Posted Jul 22, 2015 at codeSparrow
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Posted Jul 15, 2015 at codeSparrow
It’s always a race to use up all my CSA produce before we go on vacation. Here’s a nice little lunch that saved a zucchini and a pattypan squash from certain doom. These summer squash latkes are light and tasty,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
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Posted Jul 8, 2015 at codeSparrow
Have you ever sincerely believed that you came up with something totally original, only to Google it and realize that at least 45 other people thought of it first? This happens to me a lot. It’s very humbling. It makes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD