Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bridal shower cooking demonstration

Olga surely seemed surprised at having a cooking demonstration as part of her bridal shower. Her friends enjoyed her culinary creations.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Library cooking demonstration

These exerps are from a cooking demonstration presented at the Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy. Watch and enjoy!

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Thanks again for a great program.

M. Allen, Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, Mass.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Restaurant Week

Have you ever participated in Restaurant Week Boston? This event allows you to sample new restaurants and visit old favorites, at reduced prices. Chefs at over 200 restaurants in and around Greater Boston will serve special 3- course lunches for $20.09 and/or dinners for $33.09 This year, for the first time, a 2 course lunch option will also be available for $15.09.

During the past few years I have attended Restaurant Week, both during August and March, and enjoyed it immensely. It has been fun visiting restaurants that often require reservations far in advance, or that I’ve heard wonderful things about and never taken the opportunity to try. So if you’re a passionate foodie, or just like to check out new menus and see different restaurants, I suggest that you sign up for some delicious meals during these upcoming Restaurant Weeks. To do so, visit

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Versatility of yogurt

Did you know that you can substitute yogurt in recipes calling for buttermilk, sour milk or sour cream? To trim calories and fat, you may use non fat yogurt, however that tends to be quite watery, so you'll probably want to drain it when substituting it for sour cream in dips, breads and cakes. To drain yogurt, line a funnel or coffee filter with a paper filter or cheesecloth and place over a bowl or pitcher. Allow it to drain for several hours, in the refrigerator, until it reaches the consistency that you desire. If, however, you use Greek yogurt, which is thicker than most other yogurt, you won't have to drain it.