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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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Back before kids, we had a favorite Thai place in Watertown. It's gone now, but the memory of all those beautiful curries in red, yellow, orange, and green still lingers. (Also lingering is the memory of having all that spare... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Now that school is back in session, it's challenging to return to the usual state of structure and restraint. But it's very necessary, both for the belly and the budget. We're still getting tons of cucumbers in our farmshare, so... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Just sneaking in a few more summer photos before I succumb fully to fall. It's hard to watch summer waning. I still remember the creeping dread I felt as a child knowing that September was drawing steadily nearer, the first... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
On the second day of our Cape Cod vacation, a note was deposited on our windshield. It informed us that the beach we were walking to—the beach we've always walked to—is a private neighborhood association beach and we're not allowed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Summer vacation may be all but over, but there are still plenty of good grilling days left. While we were away, Husband arranged a chartered fishing trip in Cape Cod Bay. We left on the Janine B out of Sesuit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
1. Follow me on Pinterest! I've been pinning some of my favorite recipes and photographs from all over the web onto my pinboards, and it always makes me super-hungry. It's a good way for me to keep track of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Wow, people don't hold back in the comment section of the Internet, do they? I should know this by now. You guys have lulled me into a false sense of security. I went over to the Fine Cooking web site... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Summer squash getting you down? Do you have enough bat-sized zucchini to supply a major league baseball team? If so, then you need to make this soup. It's bright and flavorful with Indian flavors and only requires a half hour... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
As I mentioned, we were vacationing at our friend Red's remote lake house last week. No bats to report this year. No unsightly poison ivy rashes, either (but rest assured that Poison-Ivy-Face will rear her ugly head again, just when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Last week, we were on vacation at our friend's lake house on the New York- Pennsylvania line. Everyone got lucky with the fishing this year. We must have caught at least 20 fish, mostly sunfish and various basses (largemouth, smallmouth,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Well, we're off on vacation. As always, I've booby-trapped our home with poison ivy, both inside and out, so steal our junk at your own risk. Before I go, I thought I'd leave you with a quick summer dinner that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
We were at my in-laws' down the Cape over the weekend when I was suddenly overcome with the urge to make pie. I'm usually a total sloth once we cross over the Sagamore bridge, burying my nose in various books... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
I know that snails are bad for gardens, but I was glad I found a couple of them today because there was one for each boy to play with. They built a little habitat out of rocks and twigs in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
I hope cherry season isn't over, yet, because you have got to try some of this cobbler! I made it for the Fourth of July, but it would be equally delicious on the Fourteenth of July, say, or even the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
It may be off-season for the kids, but the school garden is still a-growing. Above is the last of the sugar snap peas. Below, bee balm is in bloom, lilies in the distance. One of many pumpkin plants sown by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Here's a book that was made for summer: The Coastal Table. In it are seasonal recipes and beautiful photos from the farms and shores of southern Massachusetts. I met author Karen Covey at the Eat Boutique holiday market in Boston... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
We walked into the orthodontist's office last week to two pieces of good news: 1. The 11YO gets his braces off in three weeks; and 2. I have a pie on the cover of Fine Cooking magazine! The issue was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
The 8YO and I had the following semi-silent conversation over lunch at the beach the other day: Him: My vegetables are sandy. Do I have to eat the rest? Me: Yes. Him: But the sand… Me: Just eat them. Him:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
I was cleaning out the 8YO's backpack last week when I came across a big stack of handmade cards. Being a nosy mother, I started flipping through them and discovered that they were for me—for helping his second grade class... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
We went camping in Maine last weekend. Before we left, I stocked up on sausages from Moody's Delicatessen in Waltham: chorizo dulce, bierwurst, cheddar and jalapeño, sweet Italian, and garlic sausages. They were absolutely delicious, especially the chorizo and cheddar... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Readers, let us now turn to page 109 of your well-worn copy of WINTERSWEET, where you'll find a recipe for Cranberry Torte. Though cranberry season is well behind us, that simple butter cake is easily adapted for summertime fruit like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
The first few years I was involved with the school garden, I didn't dare plant anything, only watered. Then I took a chance and planted some seeds, which refused to grow. When I poured those same exact seeds into the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Yesterday I went digging around for the canister to my ice cream machine. I always keep it in the freezer in a plastic bag so it's ready for action (my ice cream cravings wait for no one). When I finally... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
If you're anything like me, Memorial Day came and went, and you didn't plant any tomatoes. Then, when you finally got your act together to go buy some—like Sungolds, Cherokee Purples, and Brandywines—you realized that all the local farms already... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Remember how I was complaining that a half-dozen college guys moved in next door? And how I was bracing myself for frat parties every night? I don't want to jinx anything, but the school year just ended and not a... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at FOOD ON THE FOOD