For as long as I can recall the Jordan Marsh blueberry muffin has been the reigning champion of great blueberry muffins. I’ve even had the original, and it was damn good, so good that when my daughter asked me to make blueberry muffins for her crew team that was the recipe I turned to, or tried to. I […]

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Last Fall when I attended Natural Foods Expo East I got a press bag filled with fun stuff, including Pure PB from Crazy Richard’s and I’ll confess it got forgotten in the back of my pantry, until I was sent a jar of Crazy Richard’s crunchy peanut butter to cook with and blog about. Now I am going peanuts […]

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  • April 24, 2015 - 8:45 am

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - Hi Nancy, the peanut sauce looks interesting and I’ll bet my grandson would like this right over his ice cream!ReplyCancel

    • April 24, 2015 - 8:59 am

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Peggy, it tastes like Snickers!! I’ve been eating it with pretzels.ReplyCancel

I watched and heard the whole story unfold from closer than I wanted and when it was all over all I could think about was her last thought. When you live in a small town it is impossible to avoid other peoples’ business, and when there is a murder, especially one as tragic and gruesome […]

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Last Sunday I went to the 2015 Philly Farm and Food Fest, a one day event held in Philadelphia, and featuring all things farm, food and local. Whenever I go to one of these events I get a bit overwhelmed. There were over 150 producers and purveyors, so lots to see, taste, hear and then there […]

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  • April 20, 2015 - 8:12 am

    Jill - I saw another post about this and it looked like such a nice event! I wish I knew about food expos like this around me!ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2015 - 9:13 am

    Kelly - I saw this on Peggy’s blog too. It looks like a great time. I wish we had one in Boston. Have a great week, Nancy!
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  • April 20, 2015 - 3:16 pm

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - Hi Nancy, fun Post, and so true with so many wonderful vendors and producers to see and take in, in many ways its like having a really fun ‘job’, but working hard to fully maximize the experience. It was so wonderful to see you at the event and get a bit acquainted- though I did get a chuckle realizing how much you already know of a person through their writing. Thank you for the mention in your Post. Hope to see you sometime again in the near future,and as the warmer weather settles in our way!ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2015 - 7:18 pm

    Peggy Gilbey - Great to meet you in person at the Fest Nancy, a wonderful day it was! Thank you for the mention in your Post. Hope to see you sometime over these warm weather days!ReplyCancel

    • April 24, 2015 - 9:02 am

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Peggy, it was great to meet you too, though I felt like I already knew you :)ReplyCancel

Spring officially started over a month ago, but it has been a slow, reluctant one this year. I haven’t felt the urge to switch out my clothes for the boxes in the attic, and I am still sleeping with an extra blanket on my bed. The cherry blossoms are blooming, the forsythia and crocuses have […]

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  • April 16, 2015 - 11:30 am

    Marci Schwartz Lutsky - This looks fantastic Nancy!ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2015 - 11:31 am

    Valerie Newman - Looks delicious. I like a cold soup. My butternut squash with apple and goat cheese.ReplyCancel

    • April 16, 2015 - 5:30 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Valerie, yours sounds so good! Do you mix in the goat cheese when it’s hot, or use it as a garnish?ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    Peggy Gilbey - Delish Nancy! I’m sitting here with my second cup of coffee- which I never have- but it was so cold at the bus stop this morning… well, just like you said, perhaps your soup will do the trick for today’s meal!ReplyCancel

    • April 16, 2015 - 5:31 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Peggy, these cold mornings are slowing me down! I still want to stay under the covers, but I know it won’t be long until I’m complaining about the heat…ReplyCancel

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