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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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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 6 days ago 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
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Posted Jul 2, 2015 at codeSparrow
Summer is finally here! Which means while the kids are away enjoying some much-needed time off, the garden will be growing like crazy (we hope). Nine classes came out to the garden this year, as well as the neighborhood Daisy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
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Posted Jun 28, 2015 at codeSparrow
We were at dinner with our neighbors the other night discussing what makes the best strawberry shortcake. I think it all depends on what you grow up with, but the six of us adults were of the mind that we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Peter Piper is a big fat liar. No way did he pick a peck of pickled peppers. The pickling is a whole other step! Who’s responsible for fact-checking these pre-Internet memes? Luckily, the pickling process is pretty simple, and you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Boy, it’s been a busy few weeks. The kids are just now winding down from all of their end-of-school activities: final exams, the middle school’s rendition of Mary Poppins, the Little League baseball playoffs, and band and orchestra concert season,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
The 12YO asked if I would make cream puffs over the weekend. I haven’t made cream puffs in ages—maybe since culinary school—but he had read about them in a book recently and developed a craving, so I said sure. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD
Despite the complete and utter lack of rain, the school garden is in great shape. Just look at all those strawberries I picked yesterday, and it’s not even June yet. Luckily, the deer haven’t figured out how to crack my... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at FOOD ON THE FOOD